AIPTAC Success Story: Mission Support Services, LLC.
Mission Support Services (MS2) is a Native American, tribally-owned, SBA-certified 8(a), small disadvantaged business, and a wholly-owned company of Oneida ESC Group, which is owned by the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin. The Oneida ESC Group mission is “to preserve, restore, and enhance the natural and constructed environment for future generations through successful project delivery for our customers.” The Oneida ESC Group remains committed to this mission by providing design-build construction management, sustainment and restoration, and safety consulting services through its subsidiary MS2, which was established in 2012. MS2 has provided these services to nationwide clients, including the US Army, US Navy, US Air Force, and other federal, regional, and local agencies and private corporations.
MS2 has experienced tremendous success throughout the years, while maintaining a commitment to the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin. Support to the Oneida Nation by MS2 comes in the form of scholarships, internships, youth engineering camps, sponsoring community events such as the Woodland Indian Art Show, and providing exercise programs through the Oneida Elder Services Program. As part of this vision of giving back, MS2 started a “Giving Fund,” which is used to provide new flags for the Oneida Veterans Chapter, a Code Talkers Day Golf Outing, and much more.
MS2 recently won a significant contract at Fort Benning, GA for Construction Infrastructure Services Support to the Network Enterprise Command (NEC). The award is significant for MS2 in that it is the first award the company has received at Fort Benning; the first contract the organization has won in a NAICS code for Communications Infrastructure Support Services; and a large contract win in collaboration with other Native-owned firms. MS2 will build an impressive performance history for future success with our Native-owned partners.
“With this win we have been able to forge a new strategic partnership with Mission Control Solutions (MCS) — a very high quality and reputable firm that will open new doors of opportunity for us,” said MS2 Director of Operations Daryll Long. “Simply put, this win serves as a platform for us to offer this new line of service to our customers,” added Jeffrey House, Oneida ESC Group CEO and enrolled member of The Oneida Nation.
MS2 is a client of the National Center’s American Indian Procurement Technical Assistance Center. MS2’s success is particularly gratifying for our own George Williams. In 2001, The Oneida Nation of Wisconsin was the first reservation George was assigned to as a procurement specialist, and his experience with the Oneida set a course for the work he continues today. In fact, the person who picked him up from the airport was Marge Stevens – the mother of our own Board Member Chairman Ernie Stevens, Jr.
“It is particularly gratifying to follow the success of MS2 and how it’s benefitted the people of the Oneida Nation,” said Williams. “The contract with Fort Benning is going to a well-qualified and deserving recipient that will perform exemplary work for the Army.”
Congratulations to Mission Support Services on their big award and long track record of success!