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14 January 2011 | Lindsay Clark

Technology firm Lockheed Martin has won the US Department of the Treasury’s 2010 Large Business Prime Contractor of the Year Award.

The government department praised the supplier for exceptional liaison and mentoring support with subcontractors working on an IT services contract for the US Mint. Lockheed’s positive mentoring of, respect towards and partnership with its subcontractors on the deal were all highlighted by the Mint’s procurement and support services division, which nominated the company for the prize.

“It’s our mission to ensure small businesses of all types are given fair and equitable opportunities to work with us at Lockheed Martin. Our goal is to create an environment that leverages the best from everyone, and in the long run creates a competitive advantage for our customer,” said Sonya Stewart, vice president of enterprise applications solutions for Lockheed Martin’s Information Systems and Global Services.

“[The award] reinforces our staff and corporation’s commitment to work with our subcontractors in a way that fosters mutual respect to get a job done at the best value for the customer.”

Once a year, the Office of Small andDisadvantaged Business Utilization, a government agency, works in partnership with one of the US Treasury’s agencies to reward a vendor for exceptional service with its subcontractors.

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