Sacramento, Calif., December 2, 2015 – AttainIt has been certified as an economically-disadvantaged, woman-owned small business (EDWOSB) by the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce. This third-party certification provides credibility and assurance to customers looking to do business with legitimate EDWOSBs.
To qualify as an EDWOSB, a firm must be at least fifty-one percent owned and controlled by one or more women, and primarily managed by one or more women. To be deemed “economically disadvantaged,” a firm’s owners must meet specific financial requirements set forth in the program regulations. All of the documents are reviewed and evaluated by a third party to ensure conformance.
“This has been an arduous and rewarding process,” said Dawn Hall, AttainIt president and chief executive officer. “Women-owned companies face significant challenges, and receiving this certification validates our efforts. It also assures our suppliers and customers that they made the right choice to partner with us.”
For federal agencies, a minimum of five percent of contracting dollars are supposed to be spent with women-owned small businesses. Only women-owned companies in certain industries qualify, and AttainIt is in a product group that is eligible. Further, Congress recently gave federal agencies the ability to sole source contracts up to $6.5 million if the company meets all the criteria, which AttainIt does. AttainIt is also a certified historically underutilized business zone (HUBZone) firm and small disadvantaged business.
“AttainIt is run by determined, successful businesswomen who are committed to creating jobs and growing this company,” said Hall. “We’re no strangers to hard work, and we’re proud of our staff, the service they provide, and the technology platforms we have in place. Our diversity drives us to empower others to attain their goals, and this certification acknowledges we’re delivering and preparing to take the business to another level.”
Hall became AttainIt’s president upon the retirement of company founder, retired U.S. Air Force Reserve Colonel Karl Ross, and was recently named the 2015 HUBZone Owner of the Year by the HUBZone Contractors National Council. AttainIt also recently welcomed Maggie Bullard-Marshall as vice president and promoted Charity Guimont to its chief financial officer. AttainIt is a proud member of the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce, Women Impacting Public Policy, the Sacramento Area Women’s Chamber of Commerce, and many other organizations that advocate for women empowerment and small businesses.
AttainIt provides high-quality products and services to government agencies, prime contractors and large corporations. The company is a certified economically-disadvantaged, woman-owned small business (EDWOSB), small disadvantaged business, and certified HUBZone firm that can fulfill the requirements of small business spending directives and supplier diversity programs using various contract vehicles. Its suppliers include Agilent Technologies, Airgas, Cole Parmer, Fisher Scientific, FLIR Systems, Garratt Callahan, Grainger, GRIFOLS, Johnson Controls, Peak Scientific, Polaris, Snap-on, Thermo Scientific and York. More information is available at www.attainit.net.