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Oceanit Recognized for Government Contracting Excellence

May 8, 2012, 12:01 PM HST
* Updated May 11, 4:27 PM
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Oceanit Ohana 2011. Photo courtesy of Oceanit.

By Sonia Isotov

The US Small Business Administration will honor four Hawaii small businesses that have excelled in the Federal Government Contracting arena at the 25th Annual SBA Small Business Awards Luncheon on May 9, 2012, including Oceanit Laboratories which has a division here on Maui.

The Hawaii based firms – Oceanit Laboratories, CDS International, Kalaka Nui and Mega Construction, Inc. – were nominated for outstanding performance, innovative solutions, cost effectiveness and on-time delivery by the federal agencies and prime contractors that use their services.

Oceanit’s staff of 160 occupies offices and state-of-the art laboratories in Hawaii (Honolulu, Kihei, and Lihue), Arlington, Virginia, and San Francisco, California. The Oceanit’s Maui division is located at the Maui Research and Technology Center in Kihei.

The company is honored with an Award of Excellence for Prime Contractors and was nominated by Air Force Flight Center at Edwards Air Force Base.


Led by Patrick Sullivan, Oceanit Laboratories delivers solutions for complex multidisciplinary problems for a wide range of State and Federal customers including the Department of Defense Missile Defense Agency, Special Operations Command, US Army Corps of Engineers, National Science Foundation and Homeland Security.


The 25th Annual Statewide SBA Awards Luncheon will be held at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in the Coral Ballroom on Wednesday, May 9, 2012, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Hosted by SCORE, the luncheon will also feature the “Winner’s Circle,” a special business expo for award winners to showcase their products and services.

Tickets to this inspiring awards event are available for $60 each and may be reserved at  or by calling (808) 547-2700. For more information on the SBA Awards, contact the Hawaii District Office at (808) 541 2990

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