Ho-Chunk, Inc. is pleased to announce the receipt of a $98 million multiple award federal contract to a company within its ALL NATIVE GROUP division. Ho-Chunk Technical Solutions was recently awarded a competitive SBA 8(a) contract by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Hearing Center of Excellence in partnership with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The Professional and Administrative Support Services Contract was awarded to Ho-Chunk Technical Solutions and five other awardees as a multiple award Indefinite-Delivery Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) contract.
The Hearing Center of Excellence works together with Veterans Affairs to lead a collaborative effort to address the prevention, diagnosis, mitigation, treatment, research and rehabilitation of hearing loss and impairment, including audio-vestibular dysfunction often related to traumatic brain injury.
Ho-Chunk Technical Solutions will provide continuous services in the core competencies Research Administration and Support. Services include planning, prioritization, and execution of scientific and investigative studies across the Joint Services and Veterans Affairs to enhance the audiologic and vestibular sciences. Ho-Chunk Technical Solutions will also provide Informatics Program support, Clinical Care and Rehabilitation, Prevention and Global Outreach, and Managing Daily Operations.
Ho-Chunk Technical Solutions will work with the Hearing Center of Excellence, Air Force Medical Service and Air Force Medical Operations Agency, assisting with strategies, analyses, program adjustments, materiel release, fielding and transfer, integrated logistics support, as well as medical treatment facility support and services.
The contract work will be performed at medical and surgical centers and military sites in Texas, Maryland, Washington, Ohio, Washington, D.C., Hawaii, California, Connecticut, Alabama, Virginia and other locations as directed.
“We are truly appreciative of the Department of Defense’s trust in our abilities,” stated Lance Morgan, President and CEO of Ho-Chunk, Inc. “The SBA 8(a) program gives small businesses such as ours the ability to compete for and win diverse contacts on a level playing field. There is no doubt that Ho-Chunk Technical Solutions will provide qualified professionals and services to meet and exceed the requirements of this contract.”
Morgan added that revenue from government contracts such as this has made a big impact in the Winnebago community. Ho-Chunk, Inc. reinvests profits back into the community by developing businesses to provide jobs; building a master planned community on the reservation for better housing opportunities, complete with down payment assistance and affordable housing options for single-family homes, condominiums, apartments and senior housing; an internship program designed to expose promising young tribal members to all facets of business, grow their skillsets and hopefully hire them as permanent employees in the future; as well as helping the Tribe move forward in their goals.