McKesson Seeks VOBs to Provide Multiple Services


Mckesson logoMcKesson is looking for veteran-owned businesses for that provide:

Labor Law Posters
(these are the posters that all companies must hang in break rooms, etc).

OFCCP Compliance
(this is when McKesson hires a company that will post job openings to the proper government, minority and other required job boards.)

For more information on submitting a proposal contact Mimi Lohm mimi.lohm@navoba.com  


Posted by Matthew Pavelek at 09/28/2010 03:23 PM

University Health System Seeks VOBs for Upcoming Purchase

UHS ImageUniversity Health System is soliciting proposals for Blood Donor Recruitment Services.

The request for Porposals (RFP) and required documents are available online at www.UniversityHealthSystem.com/bids. Responses to the RFP are due on the close date (10/20/2010) no later than 2:00 p.m., local time, Purchasing Department: 355-2 Spencer Lane, San Antonio, TX 78201.

Be aware that new bid opportunities are added to the Health System’s bid website on a constant basis! Please visit the Health System’s website regularly to obtain solicitation information. www.UniversityHealthSystem.com/bids


Posted by Matthew Pavelek at 09/23/2010 01:28 PM

NaVOBA Member Launches Veterans Legacy Project

GMP blog imageNaVOBA member Gracie Mae Publications launches A Veteran's Legacy, a journal for veterans and families to record and preserve their military experience and memories. This journal was published for three simple reasons:

  • 1. To Honor the sacrifice of every veteran and their families.
  • 2. To supply an ideal place to Remember and capture the full military experience of every veteran.
  • 3. To serve as an agent to Heal important areas of a veteran's life .

Additionally, this book promotes the Library of Congress Veteran's History Project. Gracie Mae Publications encourages all who have served and purchase this journal to share their stories and pictures with the Library of Congress so they can forever be preserved in American history.

This journal serves not only as a powerful tool in capturing a personal military experience, but also in the raising of awareness and funds for the non-profit organizations who support and serve our military.  A Veteran's Legacy will be available through select partner organizations beginning mid-September 2010, with retail sales commencing, November 26, 2010.

Click here to learn more.

Posted by Matthew Pavelek at 09/21/2010 05:07 PM

Cook County Illinois Becomes Vetrepreneur-Friendly

MorenoToday, Cook County, Ill., home of Chicago, is the newest vetreprenuer-friendly county. Two ordinances introduced on Sept. 1 passed today with immediate effect. Cook County Commissioner Joseph Mario Moreno introduced an ordinance that would create a service-disabled veterans business preference program. It adds service-disabled VOBs to the minority- and women-owned business programs already in place for contractors bidding for county contracts. Moreno said the motivation to add service-disabled veterans was clear.

“This is a population of people that should be given a preference.  They became disabled while serving our country bravely,” Moreno said. “Their businesses deserve a shot in the arm.”

The commissioner said the goal is for at least 3 percent of contracts to be awarded to service-disabled VOBs. Moreno said “Cook County is the second largest county in the country and we wanted to trigger something.”

A task force will be set up to ensure the legislation’s effectiveness.

“It is one thing to get it on the books, now we have to get it implemented,” Moreno said.

Commissioner William M. Beavers introduced another ordinance that was passed that gives preference to businesses that hire at least 5 percent veteran county residents for public works projects.  The vets would have had to have served in any post-9/11 conflict.  In addition to rewarding businesses that hire veterans, the ordinance also creates a business incentive for all VOBs – regardless of disability status. 

VOBs will receive up to a 5 percent preference while bidding on a contract.

Cook County is the newest addition to the growing list of local governments that have passed Vet-friendly programs.  It joins local municipalities like Las Vegas, Indianapolis and Grand Rapids, Mich.

What about your city? If you know of any programs designed to give VOBs advantages in local government contracting, let us know.

Email us LocalTracker@navoba.com or call (412) 269-1663 ext.145.


Story by Dan Sleva


Posted by Matthew Pavelek at 09/16/2010 03:26 PM

NaVOBA Member Named to 2010 ZweigWhite Hot Firms List

jmw logoJ. M. Waller Associates, Inc. (JMWA®) has received the rank of #57 on The 2010 Zweig Letter Hot Firm List released by ZweigWhite, the nation’s leader in enhancing business performance for the Architectural/Engineering industry. This annual list features the architecture, engineering, environmental, and multi-disciplinary firms that have outperformed the economy and competitors to become leaders in their chosen field.

JMWA is an award winning service-disabled, veteran-owned business (SDVOB) specializing in environmental, facilities, and logistics consulting and management. The company was lauded for its continued expansion of services and innovative offerings including Advanced GIS and GEOBASE Applications, Aircraft Weapon System Engineering, Construction Management, Medical Facility Commissioning, and Nationwide Asset Management.

“Our ranking on the 2010 Hot Firms List is a testament to the quality of services we provide our clients and demonstrates our success in continuing to grow despite the downturn in the national economy,” said Charles W. Scott RA, RID, REM, PMP, CFM, JMWA President and Chairman of the Board.  “We continue to value and nurture long-term clients and industry relationships and are committed to providing our clients the most technically advanced solutions available with the highest level of professionalism.”

JMWA’s corporate headquarters is located in Fairfax, VA, with major program offices in Atlanta, Honolulu, HI and San Antonio, Texas.  For additional information, visit


Posted by Matthew Pavelek at 09/14/2010 08:42 AM


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