Veteran and Government Certifications
Andra L. Hargrave is a military service disabled veteran who served in both the U.S. Army and the Minnesota Army National Guard. He has over 20 years of state and federal business development expertise.
He is the former Senior Consultant with the State of Colorado Minority Business Office (MBO) which is under the Colorado Governors Office. With a specialty of State, Federal and Certification Business Development.
His expertise includes serving as:
• The Director of Certification for the Rocky Mountain Minority Supplier Development Council.
• Federal Procurement Representative for Colorado U.S. Department of Transportation Small Business Resource Center.
• And the former Federal Procurement consultant for North Dakota State SBDC Lead Center, North Dakota Center for Innovation as well representing several individual centers including Boulder, Pueblo, Colorado Springs, Grand Forks, Devils Lake, Grafton and many others.
Mr. Hargrave is a former Denver SBDC Consultant of the Year, Colorado SBDC Consultant of the Year, Pueblo SBDC Consultant of the Year and has helped the Colorado based companies secure in exceed over $120 million in state, federal and corporate awarded contracts.
Hargrave is currently hold the Colorado SBDC Veterans’ Representative and also serves on the Colorado Department Transportation’s Connect 2 Dot program and works with the Colorado SBA Veteran’s Boots2Business program and the Colorado Minority Business Office and has recently been awarded the SBA’s 2019 Emerging Leaders Contract.
Andra is a registered procurement analyst and his knowledge of federal set-asides, certification, and acquisition strategies is without equal.