Spotswood Consulting CEO Publishes Manifesto on Supplier Diversity, Takes Ethical Position Against Procurement Fraud and Small Business Exploitation
In the recent wake of the Martin Luther King Holiday Derek Spotswood of Spotswood Consulting was moved to add an open letter titled “Lessons Learned on Supplier Diversity, Inclusion, and small Business Set Aside Opportunities” to his company websites.
(PRWEB) February 05, 2015
Spotswood Consulting is an award winning SBA 8(a) and MBE certified diverse firm specializing in technology consulting including application development, program and project management, managed solutions, performance solutions, as well as full service construction solutions for the wireless industry. Spotswood works with notable clients across the US, supporting a wide variety of projects.
Said Derek Spotswood, President and CEO: “Since receiving our 8(a) designation, our firm has been approached separately by a few firms seeking to circumvent our federal and state supplier diversity programs, hoping to simply take advantage of our minority status in order to gain access to set aside contracts, while denying Spotswood Consulting- a minority owned firm, our fair share of the work. These unethical practices moved me on Martin Luther King day to publish our firm’s thoughts and principles regarding our stand on this kind of procurement fraud. At Spotswood Consulting we take a firm stand on small business exploitation. As Dr. King stated in 1958: “that the inseparable twin of racial injustice was economic injustice.”
Today, Spotswood Consulting reaffirms that certified diverse suppliers and small businesses are the backbone of this great Nation. Finding opportunities for new diverse suppliers and bringing new proven suppliers into the fold will be of great benefit to our communities as we create more jobs, and will also improve the quality of services rendered. We will not dishonor Dr. King’s legacy.”
About Spotswood Consulting
The mission of Spotswood Consulting is to become a “Force Multiplier” for our customers and teaming partners in the private and public sectors by delivering comprehensive services and turnkey solutions required to design, build, optimize and maintain information technology and telecommunications networks. As an SBA 8(a) Certified company, and MBE, DBE and CPUC certified firm, Spotswood Consulting can partner with your supplier diversity team to deliver business and technology solutions. Spotswood Consulting can provide added value to your organization through your diversity supplier program with our innovative business and technology solutions nationally and globally.
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