Newport News, Va. – Jefferson Science Associates, the operations and management contractor for the Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, has awarded its 2013 Outstanding Small Business Subcontractor Award to a maintenance and cleaning firm.
Prestige Maintenance, Inc. is a small, disadvantaged HUBZone company with corporate offices in Oklahoma City, Okla., and a satellite office in Newport News. It has been in business since 2001. It was first awarded Jefferson Lab’s janitorial services multi-year subcontract in 2005, and was again the successful awardee in 2011. The contract requires Prestige to provide all management, labor, materials and equipment in conjunction with the cleaning and housekeeping services it carries out for more than 45 buildings at the lab.
Prestige was selected for the competitive award by Jefferson Lab’s small business advocacy team. The company was selected from the dozens of small businesses that provided services or products to the lab during fiscal year 2013. The initial list was shortened to the top 53 subcontractors, then to the top six finalists, according to Danny Lloyd, Jefferson Lab’s Small Business Program manager.
The purpose of the award program is to recognize and reward the top performing small firms doing business with Jefferson Lab, according to Lloyd. Any small business, including women-owned, veteran-owned, service-disabled veteran, HUBZone, or disadvantaged business doing work for Jefferson Lab may be considered for the award. This marked the 23rd year that the lab has presented the award.
Senior Jefferson Lab and Department of Energy managers presented the award to management representatives and key employees from Prestige Maintenance at a reception held at the lab on April 25.
Department of Energy Deputy Site Manager Scott Mallette congratulated the company on its participation as a vital part of the DOE work at the lab. “Your work has been very much noticed,” he said. “The qualities that distinguished your company included your dedicated team, safety consciousness, environmentally friendly products and quality service.”
Mike Dallas, the lab’s chief operating officer, presented the distinctive trophy to Prestige Maintenance operations managers Tom Harmon and John Harmon and project manager Evelyn Moragne EL, saying, “Even though our mission is nuclear physics, it takes a team to do our work. We appreciate what you do for us.”
Locally, Prestige Maintenance also provides grounds maintenance at Ft. Eustis and at Langley Air Force Base.
Contact: Deb Magaldi, Jefferson Lab Public Affairs, 757-269-5102, email@example.com