Solvet Services, owned and operated by veteran Jared Sere' has been selected to receive the 2021 Louisiana Contractor of the Year Award from the Louisiana Procurement Technical Assistance Center.
“I am humbled and honored that the growth and success we experienced in 2020 was noticed by the LA PTAC and the State of Louisiana. Winning this award means a great deal to Solvet, and not just for the public recognition and positive press that it brings, but because it has allowed us to stop and reflect on the journey from a small, start-up business in 2018 to now becoming the recipient of this award. This award validates the hard work and sacrifice Solvet’s partners, staff, and entire support system has poured into our company from day one, which provides us with extra motivation to continue on our upward trend moving forward.”
- Jared Sere', CEO
Who is LA-PTAC?
The Louisiana Procurement Technical Assistance Center (LA PTAC) provides specialized and professional procurement technical assistance to Louisiana businesses who are actively seeking and/or performing on contracts and subcontracts with the U.S. Department of Defense and other federal, state and local governments. LA PTAC works with both small and large businesses provides the opportunity to make a difference in the economy of Louisiana. They work one on one with their companies, to assist them in marketing to government agencies, preparing proposals, and resolving problems/issues that arise in contracting process. The mission at the LA PTAC is to generate employment and improve the general economy of Louisiana by assisting business firms in successfully obtaining and performing under Federal, State and Local Government Contracts.
Solvet's Staffing Success for VA Medical Centers
Solvet, owned and operated by service-connected disabled veteran Mr. Jared Sere', became a client of the Louisiana Procurement Technical Assistance Center (LA- PTAC) in April of 2018. In May of 2018, Jared began his quest to become verified as a Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) through Veterans Affairs (VA), Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE), working closely with his LA PTAC counselor, Jane Kulick. Solvet received its verification as SDVOSB on December 3, 2018.Solvet Services' initial focus was on selling medical supplies and support services, with a concentration on durable medical equipment and home respiratory therapy. Just prior to the pandemic of COVID-19, Solvet had begun to shift some focus into the clinical staffing arena and had submitted a handful of proposals for that type of work. As New Orleans became one of the primary hotspots for the virus early on, and with Solvet’s close proximity and eligibility to provide the desperately needed nursing and therapy staff in that particular market, Solvet was in position to fulfill each contract that the firm competed for in April of 2020. As a result of the prompt 100% fulfillment in a particularly difficult marketplace, Solvet was an attractive veteran-owned small business vendor for government and commercial buyers in need of front line staff, and continued to land other contracts in other states for other VA Medical Centers.Along with the staffing services that the entire healthcare industry was clamoring for with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, Solvet shifted its other resources to another crowded area of concentration - supplying critical medical supplies and PPE to various federal, state and local buying agencies including, but not limited to, hand sanitizer, nitrile gloves, N95 masks, disposable masks and gowns, etc.
Due to his extensive experience as a healthcare executive, and many valued relationships from supporting partners and vendors, Mr. Seré was able to capitalize on what was an extremely difficult year for so many. Solvet grew by more than 1,000% in 2020, and stands to triple that total revenue number in 2021.
More About Solvet
Solvet Services has over 70 years of combined healthcare experience within so many of the major environments of care which indicates the true understanding of the challenges faced by all stakeholders throughout their healthcare continuum. Starting with veterans and patients in need and all who care for them clinically and support them administratively, the team at Solvet aims to become true valued partners with all its supplier partners, as well as government clientele. This is to ensure that we can strategize on executing long term solutions, as opposed to the transactional relationships commonly seen in healthcare.