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Executive Profile

Carmen Ortiz Larsen President

Ms. Larsen has over 20 years experience in the information management technology industry, management consulting and public policy. An experienced business process improvement analyst and facilitator, she has provided extensive technical management and consulting services to the public, international and private sector. Her work has spanned health care, education, agriculture, environmental impacts, and economic development. Among her significant business achievements are her work for the Cardiology military community under a DOD process improvement, realignment, standardization, and case development; in the development of a computer-based national water quality model incorporating 20 distinct pollutants from point and non-point sources as a contractor to Resources for the Future under grants from the USGS, USDA, NOAA and the EPA (1979–88); in the construction of a case management, bioethics process compliance, and knowledge base system for clinical bioethics for the Veterans Health Administration, Veterans Affairs (2000–09), and the deployment of the system to over 120 Veterans hospitals nationally; the creation of an integrated activity-based cost accounting, labor time tracking, travel expense allocation, and inspection billing system for the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service, currently deployed to support over 800 poultry graders (2000-08); and a national study of use, reporting, and obstacles in the outreach and inclusion of minorities in HUD-funded projects at the local levels. Ms. Larsen is a graduate of Georgetown University.



About AQUAS, Inc.

AQUAS, Inc. is comprised of dynamic, flexible teams focused on performance, innovation and value. Call us today at +1 (301) 654-4000 to find out how we can present a personalized solution to your technology integration needs.

Company Information

  • Contract Vehicles
  • Company Certifications
  • Staff Technical Certifications
  • Awards & Recognition


AQUAS, Inc. offers information technology professional services to the Federal Government under GSA Federal Supply Services IT Schedule 70. Our contract number is GS-35F-0396X. AQUAS is a qualified candidate for contract set-asides as a recognized Small business, Women Owned business, and SBA Certified Small Disadvantaged business.

To help state and local government entities to easily purchase services and solutions from our IT Schedule 70, AQUAS participates in the GSA’s elective Cooperative Purchasing program (provided for in §211 of the E–Government Act of 2002), andDisaster Recovery Purchasing program for the ability to purchase products and services facilitating the recovery of a major disaster (as per §833 of the National Defense Authorization Act).

AQUAS, Inc. has accepted Recovery Act reporting requirements, terms and conditions, and is eligible to fulfill American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) orders.

Go to our GSA Advantage profile for more specific information about our IT Schedule 70contract vehicle.


AQUAS, Inc. offers streamlined technology acquisition resources under the NIH Blanket Agreement. Offices in the National Institutes of Health can utilize our established contract to meet your consulting and technical services needs without having to waste time and money on searches and open bids. Our contract number is HHSN263999900674B.

AQUAS, Inc. is a Woman-Owned, Hispanic-Owned Business with the following certifications:

Federal, State and Local

  • U.S. SBA Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB)
  • Maryland MDOT (MBE/DBE, Woman Owned)
  • California
  • Howard County MBE (Maryland)
  • Virginia SWaM
  • Commonwealth of Virginia MBE
  • Florida (Broward, Miami/Dade)
  • Georgia
  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • Oklahoma

Airports and Transit Authorities

  • Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
  • Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA)
  • Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority (MWAA)
  • Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH)
  • The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
  • Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA)

Public Utilities

  • Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC)
  • MSCE
  • BCCE
  • Professional Engineer
  • Journeyman Electrician
  • Master Electrician
  • Lean Six Sigma
  • ISO 9000 Auditor

Minority Business Leader Award, 2011
Washington Business Journal

Brava Award, 2009
SmartCEO Magazine

TOP 100 Minority Business Enterprise Award
State of Maryland TOP 100 MBE Awards, 2007

Small Disadvantaged Business Contractor of the Year, 2006
presented by USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)

Woman-Owned Business Contractor of the Year, 2006
presented by USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)

Outstanding Leadership and Achievements Award, 2002
presented by Minority Business and Professionals Network

The Blue Chip Enterprise Award for the State of Maryland, 2000
presented by Blue Chip Business Awards

Going the Distance Award, 2000
presented by Minority Business and Professionals Network

Strategic Partners

Customer Testimonials