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Founded in 1981, P.K.W. Associates, Inc. is a privately held Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) certified by USWCC and Maryland Minority Business Enterprise (MBE).
In the beginning, P.K.W. Associates’ consultants played key roles in the development of mission-critical mainframe systems on a time and materials basis. Our consultants served in a number of roles including:
Facing a Changing Industry Landscape
In the late ’80s and early ’90s, the landscape of the information services consulting business drastically changed. Downsizing began, and our clients—primarily large companies—were faced with budgetary constraints, headcount reductions, increased productivity demands, and the limited use of time-and-materials–based consulting services.
The impact of this changing business climate required P.K.W. Associates to change, as well. We met this new challenge by evolving to deliver our services in a more creative manner, providing flexible solutions, including fixed-price and not-to-exceed-price services. We built major systems and subsystems at our facility, delivering them on time, within budget and with superior quality. We trained our people in the use of PCs, and PC and client server development languages. We expanded our client base, our staff, and our skills.
Transitioning to Government Contract Work
Over time, the company transitioned into government contract work, evolving from project work to program support and professional staffing for government projects. P.K.W. Associates positioned itself as a teaming partner working with a large prime contractor on a government contract.
Today, P.K.W. Associates provides time-and-materials–based consulting services with work done at the client’s facility. We provide professional IT consultants to develop mixed platform systems utilizing Internet, Intranet and cloud-based technologies. We continue to build long-term business relationships with our clients by providing them with quality services that are competitively priced and responsive to their needs.
We Bring Our Long Legacy of Success to Every New Client Engagement.