By Dana Simas, Public Information Officer
Staff at the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison, Corcoran (SATF) today have been recognized for their commitment to working with small businesses and disabled veteran businesses.
SATF received the Department of General Service’s top honors during the annual State Agency Recognition Awards event in November 2012 for exceeding legislative and executive mandates to contract with small business and disabled veteran business enterprises (DVBE).
SATF received the Governor’s Award; staff recognized include:
• Tim Lemos, SATF Business Manager II
• Ryan Huddleston, SATF SB/DVBE Advocate
• Tommy Wan, Associate Warden, Business Services
• Ralph Diaz, Warden
Procurement staff at SATF increased their DVBE commitments from 3.37 percent in fiscal year (FY) 2006-2007 to 15.29 percent in FY 2011-2012. They also increased small business contracts from 38.66 percent in FY 2006-2007 to 72.7 percent in FY 2011-2012.
SATF requires all bid proposals target the small business and DVBE community. Additionally, the facility has become a statewide leader in contracting with small businesses by incorporating a one-on-one assessment and training to all staff involved in purchasing to encourage commitments to the small business community.
Contracting with local small businesses and those owned by disabled veterans ensures the local economy benefits from procurement and construction at the institution.