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Buchanan & Edwards Wins USDA Agency Small Disadvantaged Business Award

June 2015 – Arlington, VA

Buchanan & Edwards (BE) is proud to announce that it has been awarded the 2015 Agency Small Disadvantaged Business Award by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Departmental Management. BE is also honored to have been a nominee for the USDA 2015 Small Disadvantaged Business Contractor of the Year Award.

Buchanan & Edwards was presented with the USDA Agency Small Disadvantaged Business Award on Thursday, June 11, 2015 at USDA’s Small Business and AbilityOne Award Ceremony. BE was nominated for this award by the USDA Departmental Management, Procurement Operations Division. The nomination for this award came from Ms. Veronica Nelson, a Contracting Officer’s Representative from the Procurement Systems Division. The USDA conducts the Small Business and AbilityOne Award Program to recognize the outstanding work achieved in our community.

BE is providing application support for the USDA’s Integrated Acquisition System (IAS), the department-wide procurement system. We are responsible for the development of new IAS functionality. We provide user support through the IAS help desk and training sessions held around the country. We are providing support to 5,000 users, including all USDA Contracting Officers.


About Buchanan & Edwards: Since 1998 Buchanan & Edwards (BE) has served as a trusted advisor to governments, helping them solve existing problems, create new possibilities and serve citizens more effectively through technology. We understand the unique demands and complex requirements of government. Our vision guides the development and delivery of innovative and customized solutions that serve the public good. The result is that government organizations and agencies can focus on fulfilling their missions, managing and sharing information, and responding to organizational demands.

BE employs a disciplined management approach that has been independently appraised as compliant with CMMI Level 3 processes and ISO/IEC 27001:2013; ISO/IEC 20000-1:2011; ISO 9001:2008 standards. For additional information, please visit our website at