MACH 1 – Pioneer Technology Center
Tanya and Steve Hercyk, MACH I co-owners, agree their OBAN coordinator slows them down to focus on detail, which has paid off.
THEN: In 2011 a horizontal directional drilling company needing employee safety training to gain entry into oil refineries. While working with Pioneer Tech's safety staff, company owners were introduced to the Oklahoma Bid Assistance Network coordinator and the 24-hour-a-day Contractor's Plan Room, which has helped MACH 1 owners
- Learn what is needed to bid on contracts with prospective governmental clients.
- Gain access to local, state and federal government contracting opportunities.
- Register with Dunn and Bradstreet and the U.S. System for Award Management.
- Build an extensive contact database used to pursue new business prospects.
NOW: With the drop in oil company contracts, MACH 1 is ready to diversify, bidding on projects for directional drilling such as municipality and county water lines, fiber optics and wind farms. Routine meetings with the OBAN coordinator continue to move the company forward. The company is targeting prospective companies and creating presentations for bid matching while continuing to expand. It is also completing the complex application process for HUBZone certification for approved companies in historically underused business zones.