WINNEBAGO, Neb. | A Ho-Chunk Inc. subsidiary won a $100 million contract Tuesday from the U.S. Department of Commerce.

The five-year contract was awarded to Flatwater Solutions, part of Ho-Chunk's Flatwater Group, which has done extensive contracting for the federal government. Ho-Chunk is the economic development corporation for the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska.

Under the deal, Flatwater Solutions will purchase office furniture and provide design, installation, and removal services in support of all bureaus and offices within the Commerce Department. It covers all the department's locations in the continental U.S. and its territories, with primary locations in metro Washington, D.C.. Other locations could include Boulder, Colorado; Seattle, Kansas City, Missouri; and Hampton Roads, Virginia.

In a news release, Erin Morgan, a Ho-Chunk executive and Flatwater vice president of strategic development and operations, said the company is excited to again work with the Commerce Department.

“Pete Tracey, who heads up the Flatwater Group’s furniture division, was pivotal along with his team members in bringing the project to life,” she said. “This particular contract enables us to utilize our expert turnkey initial outfitting and transition planning services to provide quality solutions and excellent customer service.”

The Flatwater Group is a collective of small businesses that strives to deliver quality, cost-effective products and services to federal agencies. It specializes in office, health, and technology solutions, professional support services, raw and fabricated metals, and logistics services.

Flatwater, based in Winnebago, Nebraska, also has offices in the Bellevue/Omaha area and outside of Washington.

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