The Air Force Program Executive Office for Business Enterprise Systems (PEO-BES) located at Maxwell-Gunter AFB awards the Air Force-wide Small Business Enterprise Applications Solutions (SBEAS) Contract to 20 small businesses. Tri-ESA, an SBA All Small Mentor Protégé Program Joint Venture between TRI-COR Industries and eSolution Architects, the only local Montgomery, Alabama-based company, is one of the 20 awardees. The contract scope is for up to $13.4 billion of work to be performed over a fifteen-year period if all contract option years are used.
SBEAS is an indefinite delivery indefinite quantity contract could procure a comprehensive suite of Information Technology (IT) services and IT solutions to support mission and business operations across the Air Force by providing software development and commercial software configuration in a variety of environments. The IT Services includes documentation, operations, deployment, cybersecurity, configuration management, training, commercial off-the-shelf product management and utilization, technology refresh, data and information services, information display services and business analysis for IT programs.
“I’m hoping that the other SBEAS company awardees would hire the kids out of the River Region and grow our labor pool,” Woodhouse said. Bill Woodhouse is the President of eSolution Architects and Managing Venturer of Tri-ESA, has been based in Montgomery for 15 years.
“Even without this contract, it’s hard to find people because a lot of our technical (talent), goes to Chicago, Atlanta, New York because there’s just not enough high-paying jobs here.
“But this (contract), suddenly, becomes a vehicle where you can develop some high-paying jobs and they don’t have to leave town. That helps the community. That helps everybody.”
“And being in Montgomery, where the cost of living is really, really low, the resulting opportunities would generate a lot of disposable income,” Woodhouse said. “They can start investing in the community, buying homes or perhaps opening up their own companies. That’s what my hope is, anyhow.”