FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 3, 2004
Sandia signs agreement with National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — In an effort to expand teaming efforts with the Native American community, Sandia has entered into a formal Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED).
Under the MOU, Sandia will notify the NCAIED when Sandia is seeking competitive bids with requirements that exceed $100,000. NCAIED will then have an opportunity to recommend to Sandia those qualified businesses from their membership that can bid on the requirement.
The MOU was signed by NCAIED Southwest Region Office President Kenneth Robbins and NCAIED Southwest Region Office Executive Vice President David Beaver, Sandia Procurement Director David Palmer, and Sandia Supplier Information and Relations Manager Theresa Carson.
This is the ninth such MOU between Sandia and business development organizations. The other MOUs are with the American Indian Chamber of Commerce, the Hispano Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Women Business Owners, the African American Economic Development Council, the Rio Grande Minority Purchasing Council, the Women’s Self Sufficiency Team, and the 8(a) Association.
The business organizations benefit from the arrangements by having an opportunity to suggest qualified members of their organizations for Sandia’s Request for Quotes (RFQs), and Sandia benefits by receiving informed recommendations from those organizations about capable suppliers that can be included on an RFQ.
For further information contact Julia De La Cruz, Sandia Supplier Information and Relations Office, at email@example.com or 844-9869.