Founded by L. Frank “Smokey” Field in 1983, American Operations Corporation (AOC), is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB). AOC is ISO 9001:2015 certified and has been winning and delivering innovative professional services solutions to government and industry for over 30 years.
An Innovative Business Model
AOC delivers its federal contracts through its operating LLCs which are either wholly owned or special purpose Limited Liability Companies (LLCs). AOC forms joint ventures with entities to bring special capabilities and gain prime past performance and experience to a market or federal program. Small Business Administration (SBA) regulations encourage and approve of small businesses forming joint ventures with other small businesses. These regulations provide an exclusion of certain joint ventures from the normal “affiliation rules”. Under this exclusion, small businesses may team together through teaming agreements, joint ventures, operating agreements or other means “without regard to affiliation” under specified circumstances. AOC’s business model is based on the these SBA joint venture policies and frequently establishes joint ventures or operating LLCs with other small businesses to present the government with an offer that is both highly competitive and integrates the best-of-breed technical, management, staffing, and past performance capabilities required.
AOC has structured its operations to provide its clients and markets a competitive cost structure, appropriate technical and management resources, and a singular focus to our clients’ mission objectives. The leadership of the AOC operating LLCs has market leaders in the management and technical fields of practice that give AOC a client focused solution within a single corporate structure.
American Operations Corporation (AOC) qualifies as a small business pursuant to the SBA Size Standard Regulations (13 CFR 121/FAR 48 CFR Part 19) for a number of economic activities under the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). AOC holds ownership in a number of related affiliates. AOC’s small business size status is determined by the annual receipts reported to the IRS for each affiliate in the AOC enterprise and/or head count pursuant to 13 CFR 121.104. Please contact Ms. Michelle Silvia, Chief Financial Officer, if you require any information regarding AOC’s size standard self-certification.
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