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Thursday, March 21, 2019

Notable contract wins for firms in Fairfax County:

  • Ernst & Young secured a five-year, $41.8 million contract from the GSA to validate the identity of contractors seeking to do business with the federal government. Washington Technology 

  • Engineering Solutions and Products received a potential five-year, $175 million contract to provide training and support for an Army intelligence management system based at Fort Hood, Tex. GovConWire

  • A joint venture between HITT Contracting and McCarthy Building Companies secured a potential four-year, $711.6 million contract to build a National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency campus in St. Louis. GovConWire

  • Dewberry will provide site evaluation, utility infrastructure, water distribution systems, fencing, roadwork and other construction activities under a potential five-year, $200 million FEMA contract to manage projects related to housing missions. GovConWire

  • Serco won a task order worth up to $53 million to deliver technical and programmatic support at Naval bases around the world. Potomac Tech Wire carried the release.


FAIR FACT: One hundred companies in Fairfax County now have 500 or more employees. Five businesses have more than 5,000 employees in  the county: Inova Health System, Booz Allen Hamilton, Capital One, Freddie Mac and SAIC.  


Events presented or sponsored by the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority:

  • March 27: Unconscious Bias in the Workplace. How to identify the most common types of bias and how to practice conscious awareness techniques to mitigate the impact of unconscious bias in the workplace. Part of the Business Education Series presented by the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce. Click here.

  • March 28: Herndon Evolution -- A Connected Next Generation Community.Part of the IGNITE Mixer/Speaker Series. Presented by the Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce. Click here.

  • April 2: Entrepreneurship 101: Starting a Business in Fairfax County. This FCEDA workshop is for those contemplating doing business in the county. The series, which covers a full range of basics, is held in partnership with the Community Business Partnership, the Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity and the U.S. Small Business Administration. Pre-registration is required. Click here
  • May 3: Jewels of Asia Awards Gala. 10th anniversary event will include cocktail reception, silent auction and performances and recognize area individuals, small businesses, corporations and non-profits. Presented by Asian American Chamber of Commerce. Click here.