meet our founder
MR. CARLOS SMILEY
Government Contracting Expert and Coach
Since 1984, Carlos has provided services in both the public and private sectors in the fields of Contracts and Acquisition + Grants + Real Estate. He is the Managing Partner at SG, LLC, a Training + Consulting + Capture + Mentoring Services firm. He works closely with small and minority businesses that are interested in the pursuit of federal opportunities and minority business participation. He consults with organizations on how to navigate and position their companies to win in the world of business. During his time in the public sector, he provided management, strategies and leadership on behalf of the following public sector agencies:
Department of Defense (DOD), Sr. Contracting Officer
NASA, Team Leader, Simplified Acquisition and Grants Branch
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), International Contracts Manager & Branch
Director, Emergency and International Programs
For over thirty five years, SG experiences in both the public and private sector have prepared them to assist your organization, regardless of where you think you are in your professional development and opportunities, in the preparation to achieve your business objectives. Having served as Contracting Officer and Chief on such groundbreaking technologies (at the time) as the Department of Defense "Apache Helicopter", the NASA next generation space craft, the X-33 and X-37, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) HIV/AIDS, Ebola, and ZIKA outbreaks and challenges on an international stage in federal sector space, and having served as Subcontract Manager, Small and Minority Business Development Coordinator for Amoco Petroleum and Polymers (now BP), SG brings the background, the know-how, the business savvy, and the unquestioned experience to your quest to "WIN".
SG has worked with Ministries of Health (MOH) around the world in efforts to improve public health outcomes through the writing of Grants and Cooperative Agreements designed to address those countries unique health challenges. SG has taught courses on four continents relative to "HOW TO DO BUSINESS WITH THE US GOVERNMENT".
SG has worked with small and minority businesses in their capture approach to winning business. SG researchs far in advance of the issuance of an opportunity, the background, incumbency, history, and just as important, the "go forward" strategy for a targeted acquisition or Grant. SG tracks the potential opportunity, in conjunction with working with company management to arrive at a "Go/ No Go" decision. SG ensures compliance relative to terms, conditions, regulations and statutes to ensure that there are no "gotchas" down the road. Upon issuance, SG walks your organization from the RED light, to the GREEN light, as we journey through the maze of Contracting and Grants to