Filed under: Business Line, Companies, Events, IT, Press Releases
ORLANDO, Fla. — AceApplications LLC, an information technology solutions and staffing provider to businesses, schools, and government agencies, was recently certified as a Minority-Owned Business by the Central & North Florida Minority Supplier Development Council (FMSDC).
Courtney Powell, president of AceApplications LLC, said the certification is an important step in bidding for city, county and state projects that include IT development.
“The Central & North Florida Minority Supplier Development Council certification automatically qualifies us for certification from the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), and that opens up a market that includes municipal governments, schools, and public facilities in 30 states,” Powell said.
AceApplications, LLC, a client company of the University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program located in Central Florida Research Park in east Orange County, is a state and county certified minority owned business that offers information technology consulting services, custom software and web development, IT staffing and 21st Century education and training solutions for businesses, government agencies and schools.
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About AceApplications, LLC – Established in 2001, AceApplications is an information technology solutions and staffing provider for businesses, schools, and government agencies, delivering custom software and web development, cloud applications, IT staffing, and technology sales. Their team has over 50 years of combined industry experience, and has built a strong reputation for consistently delivering high quality, reliable solutions and great customer service to clients including Florida Hospital, State of Florida universities (UCF, UF), Florida Department of Transportation, and others. The firm is a minority owned business, certified through Orange County, The State of Florida Office of Supplier Diversity and the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC). For more information, please visit www.AceApplications.com.
About the UCF Business Incubation Program
Since its founding in 1999, the UCF Business Incubation Program has helped more than 300 emerging companies (including more than 134 current clients) create over $363 million in annual total economic output and more than 3,120 new jobs (taking direct and indirect and induced impact into account) with an average salary of $60,000. With ten facilities across the Greater Orlando community, the Business Incubation Program is a collaboration in economic development among the University of Central Florida, Orange County, the City of Orlando, Seminole County, the City of Apopka, the City of Winter Springs, the City of Sanford, Lake County, the City of Leesburg, Osceola County, the City of Kissimmee, City of St. Cloud, Volusia County and the Florida High Tech Corridor Council. For more information about the Program and its clients and graduates, please visit www.incubator.ucf.edu and UCFBIP on Facebook, on www.facebook.com/ucf4bip.
Filed under: Akimeka Technologies, Congress, Contract Awards, Federal Budget Process, IT, SETA
This article from Hawaii describes how a small, minority owned business is prospering under DoD contracting rules. Most agencies and large contracts are required to share the work among small, disadvantaged business by Federal law and regulation. Here, Akimeka Technologies, a Hawaiian company, that provides IT services benefits from those rules. Larger companies will team with it to cross off that requirement, or they have a step-up in bidding on work due to their status. Of course they need to be able to do the work required, but many companies get a start like this due to the targeted efforts of the DoD.
For more see the article on Pacific Business News.