Each year, NIB recognizes the outstanding achievements of a participant who is blind in the Contract Management Support (CMS) services program and three AbilityOne Base Supply Center® (BSC) teams.
Outstanding CMS Participant: Tanee Wall
VisionCorps, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Tanee Wall began her CMS career at NIB associated nonprofit agency VisionCorps in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, as a contract closeout specialist in January 2017. Since then, she has been assigned to a number of contracts and always identified as a top performer in terms of output and quality of work product. After her exceptional performance was commended at Fort Dix and INSCOM (Army Intelligence Command), she was tasked with developing a standard operating procedure that has been adopted and utilized for training government personnel in contract closeout processes. Wall is currently a supervisor of a contract supporting General Dynamics Information Technology, where she oversees the work of nine people working remotely from three different states.
Base Supply Center Excellence: Hurlburt Field
Operated by LCI
The Hurlburt Field AbilityOne BSC is a leader in support of new SKILCRAFT® products and other products available through the AbilityOne Program. Hurlburt has been free of essentially-the-same (ETS) products for multiple years and received best practice scores of 100% on its last two compliance visits. The BSC provides an incredible level of support to the 1st Special Operations Wing, and as a result was awarded a contract to build Special Tactical Personal Equipment Management System Kits used to outfit individuals deploying to Hurlburt Field for advanced training. The kits are comprised of highly specialized equipment and have hundreds of sized line-items, sourced from dozens of vendors.
Base Supply Center Excellence: Robins Air Force Base
Operated by Alabama Industries for the Blind
The Robins Air Force Base AbilityOne BSC opened in 2018 and promptly set out to become essential to the command. Robins received a best practice score of 100% on its first compliance visit and has been ETS-free from its very beginning. Despite being understaffed for its first two years, the Robins team continues building a strong track record of customer service with their ‘can-do’ attitude.
Base Supply Center Excellence: Edwards Air Force Base
Operated by IBVI
The Edwards Air Force Base AbilityOne BSC is known as a well-merchandised, operationally sound BSC. Edwards received a best practice score of 100% on its last two compliance visits and has maintained an ETS-free record for multiple years. The team has an outstanding track record of customer service and its members are considered pivotal in the ongoing deployment and readiness success of the command.