Innovate Joins the Esri ArcGIS for Local Government Specialty Program

Innovate! Inc. was recently approved as an ArcGIS for Local Government Specialty provider. Innovate! has a long history of providing services for a wide variety of local governments including City of Spirit Lake Police Department, City of Plummer, City of Hayden, City of Ponderay and City of Philadelphia Water. Being part of the Specialty provides our organization close relationships with Esri and Esri distributors and gains Innovate! recognition for proactively promoting and implementing ArcGIS for Local Government apps and maps.

Innovate Joins the Esri Federal Small Business Specialty Program

Innovate has been approved to join the Esri Federal Small Business Specialty program providing us increased opportunity to provide consulting, implementation and solution offerings for the ArcGIS platform to the Federal Government user community. We are very excited to continue to grow our relationship with Esri and provide the value added services and solutions to our clients.

Innovate Approved for Esri’s ArcGIS Online Specialty

Innovate received designation from Esri for our ArcGIS Online specialty recognizing our knowledge and expertise with ArcGIS Online.
ArcGIS users can now easily identify Innovate as a company with the skills and experience in delivering ArcGIS Online apps and services. The ArcGIS Online Specialty designates partners, like Innovate, in the Esri Partner Network that have developed a proven set of value-added services and solutions that help users implement and optimize ArcGIS Online in their organizations.

With the release of ArcGIS 10.2, thousands of ArcGIS for Desktop users now have access to complimentary ArcGIS Online organizational subscriptions. Innovate is poised to help them with everything from getting started with ArcGIS Online to developing and producing custom applications that take full advantage of web GIS.

Innovate Awarded United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) ArcGIS Jumpstart Contract

Through our participation in the Esri Small Business Specialty Program, Innovate was awarded the Installation and Configuration of ArcGIS Server/Portal and ArcGIS Jumpstart contract. This specialty program enabled the USDA to easily and quickly access Innovate’s services. We will provide the installation and configuration of ArcGIS for Server and ArcGIS Portal. Additional tasks include, but are not limited to: training, configuration, database management, publishing services, map services, and application development.

Innovate! Honored by CIO Review

Innovate! is pleased to announce it has been chosen by CIO Review as one of the 20 Most Promising Public Sector Solution Providers 2015. This annual list, selected from amongst hundreds of other companies, showcases public sector solution providers based on evaluations of business process improvement services and solutions that transform the government. It is selected by a panel of experts and members of CIO Review’s editorial board to recognize and promote technology entrepreneurship.

“Innovate! has been on our radar for some time for stirring a revolution in the public sector technology space, and we are happy to showcase them this year due to their continuing excellence in delivering top-notch public sector solutions,” said Jeevan George, Managing Editor, CIO Review. “Innovate!’s offerings continued to break new ground within the past year, benefiting its customers, and we’re excited to have them featured on our top companies list.”

To learn more regarding CIO Review’s assessment of Innovate!, please visit: http://government.cioreview.com/vendor/2015/innovate!

In conjunction with this honor, Phill Thomas, Chief Operating Officer at Innovate!, was selected as November’s Entrepreneur of the Month by CIO Review. “Innovate! is honored to be recognized by CIO Review’s panel of experts and thought leaders,” said Thomas.


Full copy of CIO Review’s November 2015 Issue: http://magazine.cioreview.com/magazines/October2015/Public-Sector/

Innovate Awarded 2012 EPA Outstanding 8(a) Contractor of the Year

ALEXANDRIA, VA (February 15, 2013)  Innovate just announced it has been presented with the 2012 EPA Administrator’s Outstanding 8(a) Contractor of the Year Award.  Throughout 2012, Innovate was proud to deliver geospatial, technology and business management services to the EPA across multiple programs.  Innovate employees delivered outstanding performance on the Environmental Dataset Gateway (EDG), EPA Region 9, Custom Application Management (CAM) geospatial projects, EPA Metadata Editor (EME), Central Data Exchange (CDX) software engineering projects, CDX Performance Measures, CROMERR support and Salesforce.com implementation, and Strategic Planning management consulting projects.  This award truly acknowledges the value and impact that Innovate’s team brings to its clients.  Innovate understands the competing priorities and complex problems facing clients and takes them on as their own.  Innovate wishes to thank each of their team members for sharing their best with clients.

Innovate!, Inc. Awarded $2.2M Software Development Support Contract by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

ALEXANDRIA, VA (September 19, 2011) – The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced on September 7, 2011 that it was awarding Innovate!, Inc. (Innovate) a five year, $2.2M Software Development Support Services contract to support the Northeast Regional Office (NERO) of the NOAA Fisheries Service (NMFS). Innovate is an 8(a) certified, “green” business that provides premier government consulting services. Innovate will be providing first level determination, problem/incident recording, problem resolution, and problem escalation for NERO supported products and services in support of NMFS.

NERO, located in Gloucester, Massachusetts, has primary responsibility for managing the living marine resources of the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) from the U.S./Canadian maritime boundary to waters off North Carolina.

This is the second contract Innovate! has been awarded by NOAA in the past year.

Innovate!, Inc. Awarded $4M IT Services Contract by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

ALEXANDRIA, VA (September 1, 2010) – The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced on August 31, 2010 that it was awarding Innovate!, Inc. (Innovate) a five year, $4M Information Technology (IT) Services contract to support the Northeast Regional Office (NERO) of the NOAA Fisheries Service (NMFS). Innovate is an 8(a) certified, “green” business that provides premier government consulting services. Innovate will be providing the continuing design, development, testing, deployment, and documentation of a state-of-the-art data management system, called the Northeast Fisheries Information Management System (NE-FIMS); and the support, maintenance, and enhancement of the hardware and software infrastructure of NE-FIMS and other NERO IT systems.

NERO, located in Gloucester, Massachusetts, has primary responsibility for managing the living marine resources of the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) from the U.S./Canadian maritime boundary to waters off North Carolina.

“Innovate!, Inc. is looking forward to the opportunity to work with NOAA and to provide its deep software engineering and GIS expertise to help them realize a more efficient and higher quality program for collecting and processing data related to fisheries” said Lily Thomas, founder and president of Innovate.

SBA Awards Innovate 8(a) Status through June 2019

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that Innovate!, Inc (Innovate), a leader in Information Technology Consulting, has been certified as a participant in its coveted 8(a) Business Development program for a nine-year period. Innovate can now receive sole-source contracts up to $3M and can bid for set-aside contracts of any size in competition with other participants in the 8(a) Program.

Companies that participate in the SBA 8(a) program receive business development assistance from the SBA and other government agencies. Innovate plans to work closely with the SBA and agency OSDBUs to take the fullest advantage of their 8(a) certification and continue to develop excellent long-term business relationships by helping its customers offer accessible solutions.
“We feel honored to have been accepted into the SBA 8(a) program” said Lily Thomas, President and Founder of Innovate. “We are grateful to our large business partners for giving us the opportunities to demonstrate how a small business can deliver services on par with industry-leading (and much more expensive) firms. We’ve worked hard to build a successful business and this certification will provide us with the extra push needed to be even more competitive and make our services available to even more federal clients.”

Through a slim operating profile, practice of hiring highly qualified personnel, and an impartial and business focused culture, Innovate has provided clients with tremendous value by delivering measurable results. The quality of Innovate’s work is best summarized by the numerous awards and recognitions Innovate’s clients have won for projects Innovate delivered. The 8(a) certification puts Innovate in a better position to continue to bring high quality services to the Federal Government and to achieve Innovate’s ultimate mission of making long term impact in our clients’ organizations.

About Innovate, Inc.
Innovate is a “green” consulting firm founded in 2002 and we are passionate about pursuing environmentally sustainable solutions for our clients and about having our business be a demonstration of how these environmentally sustainable solutions can be implemented in a cost-effective manner. We provide our clients with cost effective access to highly qualified personnel by keeping operating costs low while hiring staff with a wide range of skills and experience. As our name implies, we pride ourselves on innovation not only within our work but also within our approach to client partnerships. Our goal is to provide the best long-term service and solutions for the lowest price. For further information about Innovate, please call us: (703) 922-9090, e-mail pthomas@innovateteam.com, or visit us at www.innovateteam.com.

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