Housing Authority Contract For Firm Creates New Jobs
Las Vegas, NV – E & J Janitorial Services, a 15 year-old minority-owned business in Las Vegas, came to the Nevada PTAC in March of 2014 for help with Nevada certifications and bid-matching services. They had primarily been awarded sub-contracts on public/private projects and were now ready to pursue prime contracts directly with government agencies. PTAC Counselor Rich Lyles worked closely with owners James and Lisa Madden on their narrative and response to a Request for Proposal and bid solicitation issued by the Southern Nevada Housing Authority in June 2014, with Rich guiding them on proposal evaluation criteria, work plans for safety and OSHA compliance, and the sealed bid submittal process. E & J Janitorial Services was awarded the contract – to provide apartment cleaning and unit preparation for new tenant move-in for 11 multi-family properties in Southern Nevada – on August 21, 2014, totalling over $960,000 for the first year, with total contract duration of five years. This contract has allowed the company to retain 2 existing full-time employees and hire 1 new full-time and 8 new part-time workers.
E & J Janitorial has not stopped there – they continue to work with Rich to ensure their registrations are current and to pursue federal government contracts as well. They may also pursue HUBZone certification that could provide the company with federal government sole-source contracts and price evaluation preference.
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