Success Story

Dversiti Industries

My Procurement Specialist, Don Zavesky, helped us get started and has supported our success along the way.

Headquartered in Jacksonville, Dversiti Industries specializes in providing full-service dry cleaning and laundry services. Dversiti concentrates on the East Coast, specifically, in the Southern United States, but has the capability to operate nationwide. Owned and operated by Wilene (Dennis) Dozier, Dversiti Industries’ services include:

• Dry Cleaning Services
• Uniform and Clothing Alterations
• Apparel Pressing Garment Cleaning
• General Laundry Services
• Pickup and Delivery Services

Wilene met with Don Zavesky, a Procurement Specialist at the Florida Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) at the University of North Florida, to discuss the goals of the business and explore the potential sales opportunities to the government. Recognizing that many federal agencies purchase dry cleaning services, Wilene and Don have worked together to successfully navigate through the government marketplace. Since starting her business relationship with the Florida PTAC, Wilene’s achievements have included:

• Completing the Introduction to Government Contracting workshop
• Developing a proficiency in the use of the DLA Wide Area Workflow system
• Utilizing procurement resources such as FedBizOpps, FedBid, and FPDS
• Understanding how to identify opportunities, submit winning proposals, and support government contracts
• Winning a Department of Defense, multi-year dry cleaning and alterations contract

Recently, the company enrolled in the Florida PTAC Bid Match service. This is a no-cost service, offered to select clients. It identifies and delivers federal, state, local, and worldwide government contracting opportunities relevant to the company’s market area. Every day, through email alerts, Wilene receives potential government contracting opportunities, specifically researched for her business. Before submitting proposals, she has the ability to review each opportunity, make go/no-go decisions, and prepare Dversiti Industries’ proposals for government contract awards.

The Florida PTAC at the University of North Florida is honored to be partners with Wilene (Dennis) Dozier. Dversiti Industries is a great example of how, Florida PTAC, together with area business owners, can make a positive impact in the community—one business at a time.

Dversiti IndustriesWilene Dennis

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