NCC Receives National Minority Supplier Development Council Certification
Earlier this summer, NCC celebrated the two-year anniversary of our graduation from the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) 8(a) Business Development program. During our nine years in the program, we grew from 5 to 100 employees, added more than 20 government agencies as regular clients, and established a half-dozen robust partnerships with medium and large primes. While an 8(a) small business we also established membership and certifications with organizations that serve and advocate for small and minority-owned companies and organizations. These include the U.S. Pan-Asian American Chamber of Commerce (USPAACC) – who named us one of its Fast 100 award winners on three occasions – and Virginia’s Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity (SBSD), with whom we received the Small, Women-Owned, and Minority-owned Business (SWaM) certification.
Now, following our graduation from the 8(a) program and extending on our involvement with USPAACC and SBSD , NCC is proud to announce we have received the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) certification. In late July, the Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council (CRMSDC) Board of Directors officially approved our application for certification.
A benefit of our NMSDC certification is being listed in the Council’s database and the NMSDC MBISYS database, which are used as sourcing tools by hundreds of buyers from corporations that are looking to work with certified minority businesses like NCC. The certification can also be utilized as a marketing tool to exhibit our qualifications to potential customers.
The CRMSDC is one of 24 regional affiliations of the NMSDC. The Council aims to help its corporate members to improve the diversification and innovation of their supply chains by connecting them to established, certified minority business enterprises.
On the heels of achieving our ISO 9001 certification in April, we are honored to now receive our NMSDC certification as we continue making communication and collaboration happen® for our customers.