The HP Enterprise Services Small Business Commitment
DoD Nunn-Perry Award Winner
HP Enterprise Services is highly innovative in its use of technology to solve business problems and is constantly looking for ways for both HP and its clients to be more competitive. One way is to partner with small businesses of various socioeconomic status'. HP Enterprise Services is committed to partnering with small businesses in order to deliver superior solutions to its customers. In fact, the HP Enterprise Services U.S. Public Sector organization awarded over 40 percent of its subcontracts to small/minority businesses in FY11.
As part of our continued commitment to the development of SBs, HPES has been an active participant in various Mentor-Protégé Programs (M-PPs). HPES has been mentoring companies in our M-PP since 1997. For more than 13 years, we have mentored more than 20 firms, providing training and certifications through infrastructure/technical enhancements and technology transfer. Currently, HPES supports a total of five protégé companies through the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), one recently graduated protégé with the Department of the Air Force, one with the Department of Homeland Security, and two recently graduated protégés with the Department of Treasury. In addition, HPES has previously established M-PP relationships with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA); the State of Maryland; the Washington, D.C., Chamber of Commerce; the Defense Logistics Agency; and the Department of the Navy. Through these programs, HPES provides developmental assistance to SBs in an effort to improve their ability to compete equitably in the marketplace. We provide development assistance in the following areas:
- General business planning and management, including organizational management, financial management, human resources and personnel management, technical and professional development training, marketing and Web site development, business development, strategic planning, engineering, quality assurance, proposal writing, contract and subcontract management, and infrastructure and process improvement training
- Strategic partnerships that include subject-matter experts to support the protégés in fully integrating the mentoring initiatives, thereby yielding maximum proficiency
- Individual and company technical certifications, such as International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001 and Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE)
- Other types of assistance, such as progress payments, advance payments, loans, and assistance provided by other entities.
HPES has received many accolades for exceptional performance in this area. We are a past recipient of the Mentor-Protégé Team of the Year award from the U.S. Treasury and we received DoD’s Nunn-Perry Award for the success of our DoD Mentor-Protégé relationships with protégé firms Force 3, Inc., and Automation Precision Technology, LLC.