GovCon News: March 7, 2013 – The Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved Sabre Systems, Inc. and ARServices for participation in the agency’s Mentor-Protégé Program.
The SBA’s Mentor-Protégé Program encourages collaborative business relationships between mature established companies and emerging small businesses that are in the developmental stage of the 8(a) Business Development program. The SBA 8(a) program helps socially and economically disadvantaged small businesses compete more successfully for federal government contracts. The program is designed to encourage and motivate established businesses to assist small business in the enhancement and success of their business. The goal is to increase the overall number of small businesses receiving contract awards, resulting from mentorship and refined business practices.
Mentors provide expertise, resources, and capabilities to the protégé in the form of management, administrative, technical, financial, contracting, and business development assistance. The value of participating in this program is that it gives the protégé exposure to new business ideas, technology and a higher profile.
Sabre and ARServices have worked together over the last year and recently made the decision to formalize the relationship and enter into the SBA Mentor Protégé program. Sabre will work with ARServices on a multi-year development plan to include business development, opportunity identification, capture planning, proposal development support, program start-up and execution as well as support in the areas of recruiting, human resources, contracts, legal, marketing and communications.
“Sabre is very exciting about building upon an already strong business relationship with ARServices. Their corporate values are in sync with Sabre’s and this will result in our ability to provide superior service to our clients,” said Pete Ganzer, Sabre Vice President.
ARServices is an 8(a) Small Disadvantaged Business headquartered in Alexandria, Va. with branch offices in Honolulu, Hawaii, Dover AFB, Del. and Albuquerque, N.M. The company’s core business competencies are Research & Development Services, Human Capital Management, Training, Management Consulting, and Information Technology. For more information, visit www.arslimited.com.
About Sabre Systems, Inc.
Sabre Systems, Inc. is a mid-sized, global solutions provider that offers engineering, software development, information technology, statistical programs, logistics, and program management support to U.S. defense and civilian agencies, and commercial clients. Founded in 1989, the company’s headquarters are located in Warrington, Pa., and maintains offices in Maryland, New Jersey, Virginia, and Indiana. Sabre is Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) ® Maturity Level 3 (ML3) rated by the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute and ISO 9001:2008 certified. For more information, visit www.sabresystems.com.