Mentor-Protégé Joint Venture

Echelon Tsymmetry Solutions Joint Venture (ETSJV)

Delivering Global Information Technology, Security, and Analytics Solutions

SBA-certified 8(a) and Native Hawaiian Organization Owned (NHO) Small Business

Who We Are


Tsymmetry is an agile, mid-sized IT solutions provider for federal markets, with over two decades of experience delivering on complex State Department IT programs. Our value proposition is combining domain experience with extensive IT capabilities.

Tsymmetry's Relevant Services

  • Multi-Tier Application Testing
  • Transition Services
  • Strategic Assessment
  • Service Desk
  • IT Transformation
  • Global Operations


Founded in May 2017 and headquartered in Northern Virginia, Echelon is an SBA Certified 8(a) Native Hawaiian Organization (NHO)-owned Small Business. We provide professional technical services, IT solutions, and hardware and software acquisitions. We are specialists in Information Technology, Systems Engineering, and Enterprise Security Systems.

Echelon's Relevant Services

  • Supply Chain Management
  • Service Desk
  • Cyber Security
  • IT Infrastructure Operator
  • Application O&M

Tsymmetry Contacts

Philip Lowit


(202) 255-7607

Michael Herrington

Chief Executive Officer

(571) 421-5817

Paul Gant

BD/Capture Consultant

(903) 352-5818

Echelon Contacts

Steve Daly

Chief Executive Officer

(202) 255-7607

Greg Kern


(571) 368-4567 x2002

Tom Ongies

General Manager

(703) 595-5035

ETSJV is one of six companies supporting the Hawaiian Pacific Foundation (HPF), with over $5.4m contributed directly to Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) Education and the development of Hawaiian Islanders.

Contracting Advantages

5-Step Direct Award Process

Federal customers can issue a sole source contract to ETSJV by following these simple steps:

  1. 1 Send an 8(a) Offering Letter to SBA per the instructions in our template (download our template here)
  2. 2 Wait to receive the SBA's Letter of Approval (approximately 3 days)
  3. 3 Send Request for Proposal to ETSJV
  4. 3 ETSJV submits proposal
  5. 3 Award contract to ETSJV

Additional Advantages

  • Awards to ETSJV cannot be protested. Sole source awards to ETSJV cannot be protested per 13 CFR 124.517(a).
  • $100M DoD 8(a) sole source. ETSJV may receive DoD sole source awards up to $100M without a J&A per 13 CFR 124.506(b)(5).
  • $25M Federal Civilian 8(a) sole source. ETSJV may receive Federal Civilian sole source awards up to $25M without a J&A.
  • No procurement competition. There is no requirement to compete procurements to ETSJV before a sole source award per 13 CFR 124.506(b)(3).
  • Alpha Contracting. Government and ETSJV can work jointly to develop the statement of work, to reduce procurement time, and negotiate all aspects of the requirement to provide a better solution to the Government prior to award.

Certifications & Identification

  • NAICS Codes: 541611, 541330, 541360, 541511, 541513, 541519, 541612, 541618, 541690, 541715, 541990, 561110, 561990
  • Certifications: ISO 9001, 20000, and 27001 certified, CMMI Level 3 Assessed

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