The world is getting smaller and smaller with all the technological advancements, as the market is also getting more diverse. An organization can have the competitive edge and can experience success only when it has the ability and readiness to embrace cultural diversity, and get benefited from it.
We are a certified minority-owned firm as when it concerns the public and private agencies. By having a company like us that is certified by public and private agencies for a staffing partner, our clients can rest assured that they have picked the right partner. We have strived hard and have spent hours in submitting insurances, applications, documentations and financials to enlighten the integrity of our firm and the good standing of our firm. To obtain the certifications that we hold, one has to adhere to strict standards and should also have a sound financial standing to obtain such certifications.
Whether your firm wants to win government bids or is keen to design a diversity program in an attempt to enhance the success of your company, I-TECH provides the needed solution. We also are well-equipped with the government certifications, recognized by agencies like the US Small Business Administration to meet most of the government contracting and even small diversity spend requirements.
The following agencies have certified I-TECH:
MBE: Florida Minority Supplier Development Council (FMSDC)
We are a certified MBE firm with that of the FMSDC. As a corporate membership organization, the goal of FMSDC is to aid corporations with their concentric and supplier diversity efforts. Also, FMSDC happens to be the only ISO 9001-2000 certified council within the NMSDC network. Some of the corporate partners of FMSDC encompass CSX, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida, Johnson and Johnson, and Goodrich
MBE: State of Florida’s Office of Supplier Diversity
I-TECH has won the MBE certification from the state of Florida’s OSD. OSD functions primarily to enhance the economic and business opportunities of the minority section, women and service-disabled veteran business enterprises found in Florida. To obtain the MBE certification, a firm has to go through a rigorous certification process, where the applicant firms get reviewed thoroughly by a certification officer. When a firm gets certified, it has to submit qualifying documents to make sure that it meets the continual eligibility.
JSEB: City of Jacksonville, Florida
We at I-TECH also are a certified JSEB firm with that of the city of Jacksonville. The city of Jacksonville, on August 10, 2004, passed approval and subsequently enacted the Jacksonville Ordinance 2004-602 with revised Chapter 126 for replacing the Small Business Enterprise/ Small Disadvantaged Business (SBE/SDBE) program with that of the Jacksonville Small and Emerging Business program. This program was endorsed to bring about the development of local small businesses that hold a reputation for getting recognized as a qualified enterprise in their industry. Companies who get recognized as well as accepted by this program ought to prove their good financial standing by way of providing financials, references, and other relevant and confidential information to that of the City for verification purpose. Apart from this, the executive officers belonging to the JSEB firms should go through additional trainings in order to maintain the status of the firms.
SDB: US Small Business Administration (SBA)
The SBA has also recognized I-TECH as a certified Small Disadvantage Business enterprise. SBA works with the mission to play the role of an independent agency of the federal government for aiding, providing counsel and protecting the interests related to the small business concerns, as in a way to uphold free competitive enterprise and to strengthen and maintain the overall economy related to this nation. The SBA recognizes and understands that small business plays a vital part to our economic recovery and strength, to build the future of America, and to help United States compete in the global marketplace of today.
DBE: Florida Department of Transportation
Through the DOT, I-TECH is also a recognized and certified Disadvantage Business Enterprise. We at I-TECH are elated to declare that we have received the certification from the FDOT during May 2011. On our part, we consider this as a successful recognition and a step forward to support and serve firms doing business with the FDOT as in a way to meet their diversity goals.