Cherokee Nation Company Awarded IDIQ Contract with USGS

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Contract supports science and research centers in the southeast region

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“This is a significant opportunity for CNT, and we are pleased to be continuing and expanding our relationship with the USGS,” said Steven Bilby, president of Cherokee Nation’s diversified businesses.

Cherokee Nation Technologies announced today it has received a services support contract with the United States Geological Survey (USGS) that has the potential of reaching $45 million throughout multiple years.

“This is a significant opportunity for CNT, and we are pleased to be continuing and expanding our relationship with the USGS,” said Steven Bilby, president of Cherokee Nation’s diversified businesses. “Our team takes great pride in supporting our government clients and generating revenue to help provide services for the Cherokee people.”

The indefinite-delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract begins with a base-year and includes four one-year options, each with a ceiling of $9M.

The tribal company is providing research, data analysis, field and lab services, geographic information systems, programming and other services to the Florida-based Coastal and Marine Science Center, Southeast Ecological Science Center and Natural Wetlands Research Center.

CNT will also support the State Water Science Centers in Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Tennessee, Missouri and Alabama.

Initial task orders began July 1 in support of the National Wetlands Research Center. CNT is providing on- and off-site science and technical personnel to supplement mission resources.

The USGS provides reliable scientific information to describe and understand the earth; minimize loss of life and property from natural disasters; manage water, biology, energy and mineral resources; and enhance and protect our quality of life.

Cherokee Nation Technologies was formed in 2009 to serve government clients with time-tested solutions that increase client effectiveness through the intelligent use of technology. CNT’s expertise includes software and application services, network services and business process services. The company is headquartered in Tulsa with a regional office in Ft. Collins, Colorado, and client locations nationwide.

Wholly owned by the Cherokee Nation, CNT is part of the Cherokee Nation Businesses family of companies.

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About Cherokee Nation Businesses

Cherokee Nation Businesses is the tribally owned holding company of the Cherokee Nation, the largest Indian Nation in the United States. The Cherokee Nation and its businesses employ 9,000 people. CNB owns companies in the gaming, hospitality, information technology, personnel services, distribution, manufacturing, telecommunications, environmental services and security and defense industries. For more information, please visit http://www.cherokeenationbusinesses.com.
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