Cirdan Group Receives Woman owned Business Certification from the State of Tennessee




Joanne Vatz 

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Nashville, TN – June 24, 2015 – Cirdan Group, Inc., a business specializing in IT and project management consulting, received certification as a Woman Owned Business by the Governor’s Office of Diversity Business Enterprise (GoDBE) for the State of Tennessee. 

Having successfully met the certification requirements as outlined in Tennessee Code Annotated Title 12, Chapter 3, Part 8, Cirdan Group is now recognized as a WomanOwned Business, certification number 061815-01, through June 18, 2018.  The certification process is designed to confirm that the certified business is a continuing, independent, for profit business which performs a commercially useful function, and is at least 51% owned and controlled by one or more women. 

By including women-owned businesses among their vendors, Tennessee agencies demonstrate commitment to fostering diversity and the continued development of their supplier/vendor diversity programs.  We are looking forward to the opportunity to work in Tennessee, a state committed to quality in its IT programs and woman owned businesses,” said Yvette Rivers, Cirdan Group Director of IV&V and Quality Assurance. 

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About Cirdan Group, Inc. 

Cirdan Group, Inc. is a Maryland-based IT consulting firm, specializing in independent verification and validation, program and project management, staff augmentation, and assessment services. Launched in 2003, Cirdan Group plays a key role in the public sector by implementing project management best practices to minimize cost, schedule, and quality risk. 

Today we are a well-established firm known for our no-nonsense approach to program and project management. To date, we have performed more than 30 IV&Vs for our clients, who are all repeat customers. Cirdan Group is a proud recipient of a State of Maryland Governor’s Citation in recognition of its outstanding consulting and technology services. 

About GoDBE 

The Governor's Office of Diversity Business Enterprise (Go-DBE) is the central point of contact to attract and assist minority owned, women owned, service-disabled veteran owned and small business enterprises interested in competing in State of Tennessee procurement and contracting activities.  

Cirdan Group Awarded WOSB Certification

On April 5, 2012 Cirdan Group, Inc. gets its Women Owned Small Business (WOSB) Certification.

The Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program provides equal access to federal contracting opportunities for women-owned small businesses (WOSB) and economically disadvantaged women-owned small businesses (EDWOSBs). The program allows contracting officers to set aside specific federal contracts for WOSBs and EDWOSBs.


The WOSB Program became effective in the Federal Acquisition Regulation on April 1, 2011 – and the WOSB Program Repository has been available since February 4, 2011. SBA has and will continue to hold a number of training and outreach events to help small businesses and the federal procurement communities understand the program and its requirements, as well as provide detailed information on the SBA website. The goal is for WOSBs and EDWOSBs to be ready to compete for contracts awarded in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2011, which is when the largest percent of small business contracts are awarded.

To be eligible, a firm must be at least 51% owned and controlled by one or more women, and primarily managed by one or more women. The women must be U.S. citizens. The firm must be “small” in its primary industry in accordance with SBA’s size standards for that industry.

For additional facts and information on the SBA's WOSB Certification visit:

Cirdan Group's President Speaks at NAWBO Seminar

Cirdan's President, Joanne Vatz, spoke at the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) seminar on March 27 called “Women and Minority Business Certifications and Procurement: Back to Basics.” 

Joanne was part of a luncheon panel discussion of mid-sized women owned businesses who shared their experiences with getting and using various minority certifications to grow their business. 

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Cirdan Group Wins Maryland Voting System Services Contract

Cirdan Group is pleased to announce it has successfully competed for and has been awarded the Maryland State Board of Election’s Voting System Services Contract. This contract, which was approved by the Maryland Board of Public Works (BPW) on February 24, 2010, includes services required to support Maryland statewide elections. It includes technical support for voting system hardware, implementation support, voter outreach and education, transportation, training, help desk and project management services. 

The contract base period of performance is three years and totals $20,877,852.41. The contract allows for four additional one-year option years, potentially extending to 2016. Cirdan Group teaming partners include gkv, Signature Space, Opptek, and Wright Solutions.