Bearskin Services, a 100-percent tribally-owned and SBA Certified 8(a) company, was awarded a $7 million contract with the U.S. Army in Fort Carson, Colo., and a $5.5 million contract with the U.S. Air Force at Columbus Air Force Base in Mississippi.
“Our highly qualified IT and telecommunications technicians in the field, bolstered by 20 years of Federal contracting experience, is the basis of our success,” said Katie Thompson, Contracts Manager for Bearskin Services. “Developing a winning proposal takes a dedicated team, technical expertise, and a positive attitude.”
For the Fort Carson facility, Bearskin technicians will provide Tier I, II, and III support, Video Teleconferencing Services, Operation Center Services, Facility Engineer Services, System Administration, and Database Administration Services.
“This contract award clearly demonstrates our ability to meet the demand for comprehensive technology services needed by our Armed Forces,” Thompson said. “The Wyandotte Tribe of Oklahoma’s ongoing success hinges on our unparalleled leadership in network engineering, support, and database management.”
For the Columbus facility, Bearskin will provide for the Operation and Maintenance (O&M) of the Base Network and Telephone Systems (BNTS), including all personnel, equipment, tools, materials, vehicles, and supervision to ensure systems are available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
“We are proud to furnish comprehensive base network and telephone services to support the mission of the 14th Fighter Training Wing (14 FTW) at Columbus AFB,” Thompson said.
Bearskin Services provides customers with cutting edge information technology services, communication systems, products, technologies, and customer support. It supports the economic development of the Wyandotte Nation in Oklahoma.
Bearskin Services is part of the Wyandotte Tribe of Oklahoma (WTOK), the Wyandotte Nation’s federally chartered corporation that drives economic development for the Tribe. These economic development programs support nutrition, health services, housing, and education scholarships for Tribal citizens.
“We are excited to be awarded new contracts because with each award we are able to provide more benefits and services to the Wyandotte Nation and the community,” Thompson said.
About Bearskin Services
Bearskin has the in-depth knowledge, hands-on experience, proven methods, and corporate resources necessary to design, implement, and manage complex networking solutions. Their experienced staff carries numerous certifications including: Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) and Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE); Comp TIA A+, Security +, and Network+; Security CISSP; and IAT/IAM Levels I-III.
Headquartered in a Native American HUBZone, Bearskin Services is a 100-percent tribally-owned business that supports the economic development of the Wyandotte Nation in Oklahoma. These economic development programs support nutrition, health services, housing, and education scholarships for Tribal members. With the stated mission ‘to advance the standard of living of the Tribe…and to promote in any other way the general welfare of the Indians of the Wyandotte Nation,’ Bearskin Services was honored as the 2010 Department of Energy (DOE) 8(a) Small Disadvantaged Business of the Year. Visit www.bearskinservices.com for more information.
Contact for Bearskin Services: Katie Thompson, Contracts Manager at (918) 678-4217.