The Baton Rouge Flood of 2016 caused the area to receive torrential downpours that resulted in severe flooding of the area. QRI was flooded; QRI employees were flooded; and QRI’s family of employees were flooded. QRI alone had a $1.2M insurance claim. However, QRI overcame the impact of the Baton Rouge Flood of 2016 by implementing the NDRS. QRI also launched our company to a new level financially during this time. In 2017, one of QRI’s significant clients, CH2M Hill sold to Jacobs. In addition, QRI added an Engineering Section in 2018. The addition of our Engineering Section in 2018 resulted in winning our first Federal A&E SF330 contracts in 2019. In addition, Decade 4 had two major Federal Government Policy changes that occurred. In 05/16, the ALL SMALL Mentor Protégé Program was implemented. In 2018, the President of the USA established a policy to improve how services are contracted throughout the Federal Government. There are many interpretations on these policies, but a company must have multiple contract vehicles from multiple agencies in order to compete for opportunities, thus QRI enlarged their Federal Proposal Section. Now it remains to be seen the CHANGE that COVID brings to the USA and QRI’s Federal and Non-Federal clients; however, QRI is enacting CHANGES to be able to accommodate and service the 2021 American Recovery from COVID Shutdown Act that we are anticipating from the Federal Government.

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