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 Joins WIPP as National Partner

Cirdan Group joined WIPP (Women Impacting Public Policy) as a National Partner, WIPP is an organization that represents women owned businesses in public policy issues. 

WIPP's mission statement: “The Voice for Women in Business in our Nation’s Capital, Women Impacting Public Policy, Inc. (WIPP) is a national nonpartisan public policy organization that advocates for and on behalf of women-owned businesses in the legislative processes of our nation, creating economic opportunities and building bridges and alliances to other business organizations. Through WIPP, our collective voice makes a powerful impact on Capitol Hill and with the Administration. WIPP is a nonpartisan organization which educates and advocates on behalf of women-owned businesses.”

WIPP has been a powerful advocate for the new Women Owned Small Business (WOSB) set aside category recently enacted by Congress to award more federal contract work to WOSBs, and this organization will help us with access to agencies that are implementing this. 

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