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Buchanan & Edwards – 2010 Department of State Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year Award for Excellence Recipient – EUR Bureau

 July 2010 – Arlington, VA

On July 15, 2010, Buchanan & Edwards was once again recognized for top performance and progressive solutions by being awarded its second Prime Contractor of the Year Award for Excellence by the US Department of State. Having been nominated by Jon Arbin (EUR-IO/EX/IM), the Office of Small and Disadvantage Business Utilization awarded this honor to BE for its SharePoint Branding initiative within the Bureaus of European and Eurasian Affairs (EUR) and International Organization Affairs (IO), providing the Bureaus with an efficient, active database that will consolidate and continually update employment opportunities within various International Organizations and the U.N.

Through this effort, BE has created a fully customized, SharePoint site layout encompassing custom graphic elements for the Department of State’s public-facing site, and provided the department with a solution that streamlines the outreach, data-entry, tracking, and surrounding potential IO and UN candidates within an attractive, compelling design. Prior to this novel solution, those looking to be employed by one of the many International Organizations and/or UN would have to check each organization’s individual website to search for Job Postings that are posted as opened or closed manually, creating an overly complicated process for the applicant, and limiting the selection for the organization. Yet, by creating a consolidated, user-friendly portal for completing this process, the BE team has allowed these institutions to share and compare candidate information across all job postings and locations. Thus providing the best candidate to be employed in the correct position each time, and further insuring the investment of the American taxpayer.

The Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year Award, sponsored by the Assistant Secretary for Administration, gives recognition to small business contractors who have displayed exemplary performance, customer service, management and technical capabilities. Buchanan & Edwards would like to congratulate all involved in this initiative, including members of the RM and EUR teams!

For more information on the award, visit the Department of State website.

Buchanan & Edwards is an Information Technology and Professional Services Company providing solutions to the public sector. We base our solutions on our in-depth understanding of our clients and the unique challenges they face. We bring all of the experience, creativity, and intellectual capital of a large IT services firm and combine it with the Advantages of an agile small business that takes a personal interest in client success.