The U.S. Department of State is proud to announce that Buchanan & Edwards, Inc. is the recipient of the 17th Annual Department of State Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year Award. The firm is a Veteran-owned, Small Disadvantaged Business headquartered in Arlington, Virginia.

The award ceremony took place on October 20, 2011 in the Benjamin Franklin Room, Harry S Truman Building, Washington, DC. Buchanan & Edwards, Inc. is recognized for its superior customer service and accomplishments using collaborative, cutting-edge technical solutions, a multidisciplinary approach in bringing the right talent at the right time to a project, and for demonstrating unsurpassed technical knowledge with a consistent customer-focused management approach. Their forward-looking willingness and ability to strike out in a new direction assisted the Department in gaining a new way of doing business which directly attributed to the its ability to attain results and optmize technology investments.

The Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year Award is presented to the small business who demonstrates the highest degree of excellence in performance of Department of State contracts.

In addition to the presentation of the Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year Award, the following firms received Awards for Excellence: Acuity, Inc., Mesan-Martinez Joint Venture, LLC and PMA Consulting, Inc.