P3I, Incorporated is committed to the mission and success of the small and disadvantaged business program of the U.S. Government and to continually support maximum practical opportunities for the Small/Small Disadvantaged Business community.

This program continues to expand with a focus on the following communities:

  • Small Business (SB)
  • Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) and 8(a) Participants
  • Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB)
  • HUBZone Small Business (HUBZone)
  • Veteran-Owned Small business (VOSB)
  • Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small business (SDVOSB)
  • Historically Black Colleges/Universities and Minority Institutions (HBCU/MIs)

In order to ensure the continued success of our small and disadvantaged business program, I would like to highlight the roles and responsibilities of Bernie O’Gara, the P3I, Incorporated Small Business Liaison Officer (SBLO). As corporate SBLO, Bernie is responsible for the following aspects of P3I’s program:

  • Corporate interface with government agencies, which have oversight for P3I’s small business program (i.e. Defense Contract Management Agency, Small Business Administration, etc.)
  • Coordinate with government audits and facilitate any corrective actions required as a result of the audits
  • Maintain a corporate-wide database of vendors certified in the small business preferred categories listed above
  • Assist operations personnel in identifying vendor sources qualified to meet stated small business goals
  • Coordinate small business outreach efforts corporate-wide. This includes personally participating in annual small business conferences/shows and maintaining documentation on these activities performed by operations personnel
  • Preparation and submission of corporate-wide small business reports
  • Coordinate with operations personnel to identify and document shortfalls on individual contracts
  • Prepare small business participating plans and small business subcontracting plans and
  • Review and approval of small business subcontracting plans submitted with our proposals.