Awards and Recognition

Northrop Grumman Team Supplier Award

Northrop Logo Northrop Grumman Corporation selected Upper Mohawk, Inc. to receive a 2012 World Class Team Supplier Award. UMI was nominated by Northrop Grumman's Technical Services (NGTS) business unit for UMI's subcontract with NGTS to provide support for Warner Robins Air Logistics Center Technical Data Systems and Data Management. This award is presented to those small business suppliers who have consistently demonstrated outstanding achievements and support of Northrop Grumman programs.

Women-Owned Small Buisness 8(m) Program

WOSB Logo The Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Program went into effect on February 4, 2011 and is administered by the Small Business Administration (SBA). The purpose is to ensure that women-owned small businesses have an equal opportunity to participate in Federal contracting and to help attain the government’s goal of awarding 5% of its prime contract dollars to WOSBs. A contacting officer may set aside a requirement for WOSB if:

  • The North American Industry Classification Systems (NAICS) code assigned to the solicitation, invitation for bid, or quote is an industry in which SBA has designated that WOSBs are substantially underrepresented.
  • The contracting officer has a reasonable expectation that two or more WOSBs will submit offers. This is sometimes referred to the “rule of two”.
  • In the estimation of the contracting officer, the contract can be awarded at a fair and reasonable price.

There are no caps on set-aside award size for WOSBs.


For more information on the WOSB 8(m) Program and a complete list of NAICS codes, please see The Compliance Guide to the WOSB Program.pdf

Small Business Administration's 8(a) Business Development Program

SBA Logo UMI successfully graduated from the U.S. Small Business Administration's 8(a) Business Development Program in May 2009. The 8(a) Program was created to help small, disadvantaged businesses compete in the market place. Participation in the program is divided into two phases over nine years: a four-year developmental stage and a five-year transition stage. The overall program goal is to graduate 8(a) firms that will go on to thrive in a competitive business environment. To make sure 8(a) firms are on track to accomplish their goals, the SBA district offices monitor and measure the progress of participants through annual reviews, business planning and systematic evaluations.

Department of Defense Mentor Protégé Program

Mentor Award In February 2005, UMI completed the DoD Mentor Protégé Program with Northrop Grumman Space Technology (NGST) as our Mentor. The DoD Mentor-Protégé (MP) Program was enacted in 1990 (Public Law 101-510) under the direction of former Senator Sam Nunn and Secretary of Defense William Perry. This program was established to provide incentives for (major) DoD prime contractors (Mentors) to help small disadvantaged businesses (SDBs), qualified organizations that employ the severely disabled, and women-owned small businesses (Protégés) develop technical and business capabilities. The goal of the program is to assist protégés to successfully compete for prime contract and subcontract awards. Successful Mentor-Protégé agreements provide a winning relationship for the protégé, the mentor and the DoD.

Upper Mohawk, Inc. Wins 2003 Nunn-Perry Award

Nunn-Perry Award In 2003 UMI and NGST won the prestigious Nunn-Perry Award, which was first awarded in 1995 to recognize outstanding Mentor-Protégé teams formed under the auspices of the DoD Mentor-Protégé program.

All eligible nominations are reviewed and numerically scored by a review panel. The composition of the panel is at the discretion of the DoD Director, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSADBU). The panel may consider other pertinent information regarding the particular Mentor-Protégé agreement. The review panel presents their nominations in order of ranking to the DoD Director, OSADBU, for consideration for award. The number of awards is at the discretion of the Department of Defense.