Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) December 23, 2013
GigaWatt, a California corporation that engineers and executes solar power solutions, was granted certification as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) by the Southern California Minority Supplier Development Council (SCMSDC), an affiliate of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC).
"Being honored with MBE certification places us amongst the country’s leading minority-owned businesses,” says Deep Patel, GigaWatt CEO. “We look forward to building new relationships within this community and helping more customers reduce their operating costs with solar.”
Both public and private sector firms seek out minority-owned suppliers that have formal certification with the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), a membership organization designed to connect more than 3,500 corporate members with certified MBEs throughout the United States.
This highly coveted certification entitles GigaWatt to be listed in the NMSDC’s Business Information System (MBISYS®), an online database of certified minority-owned businesses in the United States. This network creates a platform for MBEs to efficiently market to corporations that need qualified MBEs to fulfill their supplier diversity goals. Furthermore, the federal government aims to allocate 23% of total acquisition dollars towards diversifying their supply base, making MBEs more attractive for government projects.
To become certified as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), a company must undergo intensive screening procedures and show that the organization is at least 51% minority-owned, operated, and controlled.
GigaWatt Inc, http://www.gigawattinc.com, is a California Corporation that engineers and distributes solar energy solutions. Since 2006, GigaWatt has earned the trust of Federal clients such as the Department of Defense and the Federal Aviation Administration, as well as home and business owners that want to harness the power of the sun. GoGreenSolar.com is a solar eCommerce store owned and operated by GigaWatt Inc. Licensed C10 contractor #972791.
GigaWatt is one of the country’s most innovative solar companies, offering solar solutions that range from residential solar power systems to custom applications like the SunPole, a grid-tied solar panel that easily connects to streetlight poles, or world’s first grid-tied solar bus shelter that helps power the local traffic intersection.
GigaWatt’s core competencies include distribution, installation, and product development, a diversified business model that matches this growing firm’s vision of an electric grid powered by distributed solar energy systems.
Recently honored as the Los Angeles Green Firm of the Year by the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), GigaWatt is poised to continue serving their broad customer-base with novel, cost-effective solar solutions.
About the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC):
The National Minority Supplier Development Council is a private non-profit organization that advances business opportunities for certified Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American business enterprises and connects them to its corporate members. One of the country's leading corporate membership organizations, NMSDC was chartered in 1972 to provide increased procurement and business opportunities for minority businesses of all sizes.