September 30, 2014

AFG Group Participates in GSA’s Mentor-Protégé Program

Sep 30, 2014 – Herndon, VA – AFG Group, Inc. recently joined GSA’s Mentor-Protégé Program as a Mentor to the Protégé firm, VYD and Associates (VYD).

The General Services Administration’s Mentor-Protégé Program is sponsored by the agency’s Office of Small Business Utilization. GSA established the program to increase the overall number of small businesses receiving GSA awards and enhance their capability of performing successfully on GSA projects.

VYD is based in Atlanta, GA and provides services in: Management and Strategy Consulting; Performance Measurement and Evaluation; and Program, Portfolio and Project Management. The company is a certified 8(a) firm, Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone), Economically Disadvantaged Woman Owned Small Business (EDWOSB), Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB), and Minority Business Enterprise (MBE).

AFG is pleased to take part in developing a future GSA trained firm to support upcoming projects. AFG will assist VYD in enhancing their management capabilities by mentoring VYD on contract reporting procedures; quality assurance and insurance; project management standards; FAR requirements; safety and badging requirements; and multi-task management.

Through this collaboration, both AFG and VYD receive exposure to new business ideas and the opportunity to compete for additional Federal government contracts.

Vonetta Y. Daniels, PMP, VYD Founder and Managing Principal said, “We are excited about the possibilities of this Mentor-Protégé relationship: the ability to leverage AFG’s experience and award-winning GSA past performance with our management consulting expertise, small business designations, and expanded geographic

“We look forward to assisting a fellow Woman-Owned small business to excel in the Federal marketplace. Through our mentor-protégé relationship, both AFG and VYD will be able to serve our Federal clients through an expanded geographic area for years to come.”

AFG’s CEO, Cheryl K. O’Connor

About AFG Group, Inc.

AFG Group, Inc. is a woman-­owned firm focused on multi-­disciplined program, construction, and relocation management, with a national portfolio of work in healthcare, laboratories, courthouses, educational facilities, and government buildings. With 30 years of business acumen, AFG has earned a reputation for providing strong expertise, responsiveness, and project execution that helps owners navigate through complex design, procurement, construction, and activation processes.