About Us

CAEI, Inc. provides Management Consulting and Professional Services founded on the principles of management and technical excellence.

CAEI, INC is an information and technology management consulting and professional services firm dedicated to providing management and state-of-the-art technical services. CAEI is a minority-owned and operated business based in Columbia, MD. We offer competitive pricing to our clients in both the public and private sectors and have never missed a deadline. We are always on time, on target and on budget thus minimizing the cost, time to completion and risk of projects.

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Management Philosophy

The key to CAEI, Inc success in providing customer satisfaction lies in the strength of our Project Managers. Never more than one layer away from the executive management of the company, each Project Manager plays a critical and essential role in planning, directing, controlling and supervising the resources dedicated to a project.

To ensure a thorough understanding of the needs of the client, Project Managers are brought into the contract cycle as early as possible. Many of the managers who participate in the presentation of corporate capabilities briefs to prospective clients will also play an integral part in responding to requests for proposals from those same clients.

Our Goal is Client Satisfaction

In addition to assessing the technical needs of a client and determining the resources necessary to meet those needs, CAEI Project Managers are adept at locating the sources of supply required to meet the material needs of a client. Ever present is the goal of providing customers with the best value for their contract dollars. Not only will the Project Managers negotiate the best pricing possible from vendors, they will also direct and control the purchasing process from preparation of purchase orders to determining the most expeditious and cost effective way of delivering products to the client.

In many respects, the Project Manager becomes an extension of the client's staff. Because our goal is client satisfaction, the interests of the client are the interests of the Project Manager. They are available to assist the client in planning as well as implementation. The Project Manager can provide the client with data necessary in the decision making process and can be an invaluable tool in alternatives assessments (i.e., "WHAT IF" scenarios).

Project Manager Responsibilities

Throughout the project life cycle, Project Managers are responsible for:

  • Preparation and maintenance of project schedules. Automated project management tools are available to all project managers to assist in supervising and monitoring the progress of a project. (CAEI,Inc currently uses Microsoft Project for Windows as its automated PM tool.)
  • Selection of resources required for the project. Each Project Manager understands that all corporate resources are at their disposal for a project.
  • Preparation of all reports required by the contract to include progress reports and financial status reports.
  • Financial management of a project. · Serving as the contractor's representative during acceptance and inspection.
  • Preparation of deliverable/sign off documents.
  • Acting as the point of contact for resolving warranty repair issues with the manufacturer.Advising the appropriate Government Contract Monitors of all factors impacting on the performance of the contract to include:
    • Technology changes
    • Availability of supplies or other factors impacting on delivery
    • Changes in personnel
    • Factors beyond the control of the contractor that effect scheduling
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