Women's Business Enterprise Certification
Superior Environmental Corp (Superior) announced that the Michigan Women’s Business Council has certified the company as a bona fide Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE). The Women’s Business Council is a certifying affiliate organization of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) that applies standards and procedures to certify WBE’s.
Vaughn Quince, president, said “Superior reorganized as a Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) in 1998 but only recently decided to obtain accredited national certification. We secured a national service agreement with an International company who had a significant interest in utilizing WBE companies, and as we began the process of completing applications and being audited, we discovered that some of our other existing customers also had interest in the WBE certification to help comply with their goals”.
Ms. Quince, a founder of Superior in 1989, is actively involved in the organization’s growth and development. The company assists customers with environmental compliance issues and remediation projects. Superior provides site consulting, assessment, engineering, and construction services with a particular focus on environmental compliance and contaminant cleanup.
The WBE certification process involved a review of corporate documents, customer contracts, and staffing. Superior provided an application, which was reviewed by WBENC prior to a detailed interview with Ms. Quince, and an on-site visit to the company headquarters. The company hopes that having the actual certification will give them a competitive advantage with firms who use the WBE as part of their bidding and hiring criteria.
Superior’s decision to formally certify itself as a WBE is part of the company’s strategy to team with major private and government prime contractors who bid longer term and zone type federal, state, and local government projects. The company expects to subcontract services to companies and prime contractors who have WBE/Small Business Enterprise (SBE) requirements or targets as part of private sector purchasing requirements.
“Superior’s staff has experience with both State and Federal contracts and possesses a wide range of project experience that they feel will be of interest to firms executing government contracts. In addition, the range of both professional and field services that Superior provides to customers in the Midwest and Northeast complements many companies currently doing work in these markets,” Quince said.