Jacobs Engineering Group has been chosen for the U.S. Defense Department‘s Nunn-Perry Award in recognition of the company’s mentor-protege relationship with a woman-owned small business.
Jacobs helped TANTARA Corp. become a contractor for the Army and deliver support services at small arms firing ranges and for unexploded ordnance management programs, Jacobs said Tuesday.
“We are very proud of the growth TANTARA has realized during our mentor-protégé relationship,” said Robert Norfleet, a Jacobs group vice president said. “Jacobs is a long-time supporter of the small and disadvantaged business community, and we take a particular interest in mentoring small businesses within the federal contracting arena.”
Robert Norfleet, Jacobs group vice president, said the company aims to create federal contracting opportunities for small, disadvantaged companies.
The DoD award honors organizations that provide technical assistance, protégé development and return on investment to partners.
Worcester, Mass.-based TANTARA offers construction and environmental remediation services to customers in the eastern U.S.