Prime Contractors

What is the Prime Contractor Program?

SourceAmerica's Prime Contractor Program was established to create employment opportunities for people with significant disabilities through business relationships with Federal prime contractors. An endorsement by the DoD in 2008 urging all of its contracting officials to make a personal commitment to consider AbilityOne®-participating nonprofit agencies in the fulfillment of procurement needs was the catalyst for SourceAmerica’s Prime Contractor Program.

 
Strategic Relationship: Boeing

Boeing SkylineSince 1952, Boeing has been working with AbilityOne nonprofit the Seattle Lighthouse for the Blind in the Community Manufacturing Partnership.


Strategic Relationship: Northrop Grumman
Northrop Grumman HangerNorthrop Grumman and the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) signed a Mentor Protégé Agreement with MVLE, a SourceAmerica producing nonprofit agency in Springfield, VA, in August 2010.
 

Benefits of the Prime Contractor Program

Benefits to the Prime Contractor
  • Support for identifying qualified and capable AbilityOne nonprofit agencies
  • A streamlined referral process for time-sensitive requirements
  • Access to SourceAmerica extranet portal to satisfy specific teaming requirements
Benefits to the Federal Government
  • Support for increasing business with AbilityOne, using innovative approaches through subcontracting
  • Support during the acquisition process (e.g. Industry Day participation)
  • Support post award, to help meet customer’s AbilityOne subcontract goals/requirements
Benefits to the Nonprofit Agencies and People with Significant Disabilities
  • Assistance identifying and responding to prime contractor requirements
  • Diversification of opportunities that can build capability and capacity; grow jobs
  • Exposure that can lead to mutually beneficial partnerships (e.g. Board of Directors and fundraising participation)