April 19, 2017, Winnebago, Nebraska – The Flatwater Group, a division of Ho-Chunk, Inc., was awarded a 5-year IDIQ $46 million contract by the Department of Interior (DOI) Division of Energy and Mineral Development (DEMD), announced Lance Morgan, President and CEO. Ho-Chunk, Inc. is the economic development corporation owned by the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska.

The contract, awarded to Flatwater Inc., a company within the Flatwater Group, is for professional services, including petroleum and mining, engineering, geologic and geophysical mapping, economic development personnel, geologists, NIOGEMS software development, and other administrative support. Initially, the contract includes 29 personnel, with a potential for expansion of personnel throughout the life of the contract.

Erin Morgan, Director of the Flatwater Group said, “We are pleased to work with the DOI again. This particular contract is our first with the Division of Energy and Mineral Development, and we are excited to utilize our capabilities in professional services to provide quality solutions and excellent customer service.”

The Flatwater Group is a highly professional group of small businesses specializing in business and technology products, raw and fabricated metals, and business services for both the private industry and the U.S. Government. They operate on a national scale to deliver quality, cost efficient projects and outstanding customer service to clients. The Flatwater Group includes a certified participant in the 8(a) program of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), HUBZone and Buy Indian Programs. The group also includes ISO 9001:2008 certified companies.

For more information about the Flatwater Group, please visit www.flatwater-group.com.


The mission of Ho-Chunk, Inc. is to provide long-term economic self-sufficiency and job opportunities for the Winnebago Tribe. Ho-Chunk, Inc. operates over 30 subsidiaries and employs more than 1,000 people from diverse ethnic backgrounds and skills sets. Ho-Chunk, Inc. and subsidiary operations span more than 22 states and around the globe. The corporation’s subsidiary operations include information technology, government contracting, real estate development, construction, logistics, green energy, retail, manufacturing, wholesale distribution, and marketing. For more information about Ho-Chunk, Inc., please visit www.hochunkinc.com.