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Wichita Tribal Enterprises, LLC has been awarded a GSA ADP Schedule 70 Contract

(March 19, 2019 – Houston, TX) Wichita Tribal Enterprises, LLC (WTE), a leader in information technology professional services, has been awarded the GSA ADP Supply Schedule 70 Contract. Through the GSA ADP Schedule 70 Contract, WTE offers innovative services to create, manage and maintain information technology infrastructure support.  Attractive labor category pricing has been established through a competitive process.

Acquisitions can be made directly from WTE’s GSA Schedule 70 Contract, reducing time consuming responses to complex RFP’s and lengthy negotiations. WTE’s GSA Schedule Contract can be used by all federal customers, including:

  • Federal and Executive Agencies
  • Department of Defense
  • Government of the District of Columbia
  • Government Contractors Authorized to Spend Federal Dollars
  • Certain Institutions and International Organizations

WTE is a Native American, Tribally Owned, Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) established in 2008 and has been a profitable, healthy business since its inception. The Wichita and Affiliated Tribes have developed WTE as part of a solid foundation of an economic development plan. Profits generated by WTE enhance the well being and support a healthy living environment for tribal members. WTE’s business profits provide college educations, health care and housing for tribal members and rebuild the economic foundations of the communities.


Financial Analysis and Business Services Support (FABSS II) Contract – Keeping Team Members Informed

WTE Employee Recieving Early Career Public Achievment Medal at NASA
FABSS team members in attendance at the February 2019 Status Meeting

February 2019, (Cleveland, OH) – Each month, the FABSS II contract which supports financial analysis, accounting and reporting responsibilities at NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio, holds a Team Status meeting. The meeting informs the team of contract related items, training opportunities, staffing, upcoming events at the Center, team-by-team status and safety topics. The session also allows team members to share best practices and other pertinent information while the team is all together.

Financial Analysis and Business Services Support (FABSS II) Team Members Celebrate Completion of 2018 Calendar Year

NASA FABSS II Glen Reserach Center
Pictured is Ugly Sweater Winner: Lynn Byrnes
NASA Glen Research Center
Planning Team Members pictured from left to right: Naftali Midamba, Mike Reeves (WTE Executive Vice President), Jim Kubera (FABSS Program Manager), Christina Llanes, Katy Bowman and Lauren Munch

December 2018, (Cleveland, OH) – On Wednesday, December 5th, Wichita Tribal Enterprises (WTE), LLC and ARES personnel on the FABSS II contract celebrated an end-of-year Holiday Gathering at the Hofbrauhaus House in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. Attendees enjoyed each other’s company, fine food and participated in “reindeer” games outside of the daily work environment. A Planning Team consisting of Katy Bowman, Christina Llanes, Naftali Midamba and Lauren Munch organized and hosted the event in making it a great time for all who attended.


Wichita Tribal Enterprises, LLC Employee receives Early Career Public Achievement Medal at NASA’s Glenn Research Center

WTE Employee Recieving Early Career Public Achievment Medal at NASA
Monica Willbond of WTE, David McBride & Dr. Janet Kavandi of NASA

September, 2018, (Cleveland, OH) – Wichita Tribal Enterprises, LLC (WTE) employee Monica Willbond received recognition for her exceptional performance, innovative improvements, and commitment to employee engagement in support of NASA’s budget formulation and execution. Monica is a Financial Analyst supporting the Financial Analysis and Business Services Support (FABSS) contract at NASA Glenn Research Center located in Cleveland, Ohio. Monica was selected to receive the Early Career Public Achievement Medal and was recognized at the 2018 NASA Agency Honor and Center Awards program held on September 24th, 2018 at NASA Glenn Research Center.

Monica is pictured in the middle next to David McBride, Director at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center and Dr. Janet Kavandi, Center Director at NASA’s Glenn Research Center.


WTE Team golfs in support of NASA Glenn Research Center Lewis Little Folks

WTE Employee Recieving Early Career Public Achievment Medal at NASA
Jim Kubera, Bryce Basista, Mark Monaco and Connor Suba

July 2018, (Avon, OH) - Wichita Tribal Enterprises, LLC (WTE) was a Platinum Sponsor at the NASA Glenn Research Center Lewis Little Folks Golf Outing which was held at the Bob-O-Link Golf Course in Avon, Ohio on July 13th, 2018. The proceeds from the Golf Outing event go towards multicultural books/toys, classroom furniture, and playground maintenance at Lewis Little Folks daycare center located on site at NASA Glenn Research Center. The WTE Golf Team consisting participating in the event this year consisted of (pictured left to right) Jim Kubera, Bryce Basista, Mark Monaco and Connor Suba


Wichita Tribal Enterprises, LLC Employee receives Recognition Award at NASA’s Glenn Research Center

WTE Employee Recieving Early Career Public Achievment Medal at NASA
Jaiwon Shin, Tammy Turner & Janet Kavandi

March 2018, (Cleveland, OH) – Wichita Tribal Enterprises, LLC (WTE) employee Tammy Turner received recognition for her efforts in support of the Aerosciences Evaluation and Test Capability’s (AETC) transition to a New Funding Model that involved the management support of resources from four Mission Directorates used across three NASA Centers to sustain the AETC Portfolio of large wind tunnels. Tammy was selected as the 2017 Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate’s Associate Administrator Award winner. The awards ceremony was held at NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio.

Tammy is pictured in the middle next to Jaiwon Shin, Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate’s Associate Administrator and Janet Kavandi, Center Director.


Financial Analysis and Business Services Support (FABSS II) Team Members participate in ongoing continuous improvement training programs

WTE Employee Recieving Early Career Public Achievment Medal at NASA
FABSS II Team Members

February 2018, (Cleveland, OH) – WTE and ARES personnel on the FABSS II contract are continually involved in strengthening their skill sets in supporting the client at NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio. Courses throughout the year are to fine tune the team’s technical and functional knowledge base. For example, some of the courses recently taken are financial, budget, processes/procedures and Microsoft tools (ie: Word / Excel). The picture displayed are FABSS II Team members participating in a SAP Course in handling activities such as working through a lifecycle of a Purchase Requisition and utilizing functions of a number of budget reports which they use in their day-to-day business activities in supporting the client.


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