Washington & Company Positioned to be Successful Contractor in the Government Sector Designations Help Streamline Procurement Process for Strategy and Professional Development Services

RALEIGH, N.C., Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Strategy consultancy and professional development firm Washington & Company has been awarded the General Services Administration (GSA) Mission Oriented Business Integrated Services schedule contract and officially admitted into the 8(a) Business Development Program from the Small Business Administration (SBA).

"We are extremely pleased with the decision of the GSA and SBA," stated Dr. David Washington, managing partner of Washington & Company. "These programs have positioned the firm to be extremely competitive within the governmental marketplace."

The GSA and SBA programs will provide Washington & Company specific advantages within the governmental sector. The GSA schedule contract allows Washington & Company the ability to offer their consulting and training services to federal, state and local government agencies with greater ease for the procurement process. The SBA's 8(a) program will streamline the procurement process, allowing for direct sole-source contracting with Washington & Company.

In addition to Washington & Company's recent award with GSA and certification with SBA, the firm is also certified as a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business from the Department of Veterans Affair and as a North Carolina Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) by The North Carolina Department of Administration.

These federal and state certifications will provide Washington & Company more access to federal and state government contracts, and the opportunity to strengthen its relationships with larger firms that provide Mentor-Protege Programs, Partnerships, and Subcontracting opportunities.

Washington & Company's awards and certifications are a direct result of a complex process in which the aforementioned agencies evaluated the firm's professional capabilities, organizational structure, performance history, customer satisfaction rating, and other criteria. "Washington & Company's participation in the vetting process of the agencies, serves as a testament of the firm's commitment to providing excellent service and quality to our clients," said Dr. Washington.

Washington & Company offers consultative and training services in the areas of strategic and human capital management. The firm's professional development area provides instructional services on the topics of leadership, performance management, human resource and other managerial issues. The firm's clients include: the Veterans' Business Outreach Center, RLM Communications, Inc., and the American Heart Association.

About Washington & Company

Washington & Company is a consultancy and training firm headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina. The firm is engaged in providing services to the United States government, higher education institutions and commercial clients. Washington & Company's services include human capital development and strategic planning.

Washington & Company provides operating advice and assistance to organizations on managerial issues, such as organizational leadership, strategic planning, performance management, and human capital management. Washington & Company offers an array of seminars for managerial and professional development. The courses are customized to meet the special needs of each client. Washington & Company structures activities to help organization members learn to solve problems.

For information about Washington & Company, please go to http://www.washingtonandco.com

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