Tigua Enterprises, Inc. (TEI) was awarded a Land Port of Entry (LPOE) contract in October 2015. An LPOE is an international border crossing with Customs and Border Protection (CBP) that monitors entry into the United States.
The company began its first year of services in 2016. During this time, the responsibilities included taking inventory of all equipment, and identifying maintenance and equipment deficiencies. In October 2016, Tigua Enterprises was awarded a second contract term with an increased budget to concentrate on correcting maintenance and equipment deficiencies.
As a result of routine maintenance, repairs as well as attending to deficiencies, this project has demonstrated meaningful revenues for the company and Ysleta del Sur Pueblo (YDSP). In November of 2016, Tigua Enterprises made the decision to replace a subcontractor in San Diego and instead directly manage port maintenance through a company based employee. San Ysidro port of entry, located in San Diego, California is the world’s largest and busiest border crossing.
A particular project of Tigua Enterprises is replacing antiquated Port Runner Suppression System (PRSS) with modern technology allowing for safer ports. The company has been designated as the sole provider of preventative maintenance, technical support and operations of the newly upgraded PRSS system.
In El Paso, Tigua Inc. has four employees which include Walter Morales, Sergio Reyes, and Angelica Reveles who are enrolled YDSP citizens. Also employed at LPOE in El Paso is Fernando Molinar, the Assistant Project Manager.
The ongoing business relationship with the CBP Contracting Officer Representative was helpful in Tigua Enterprises being awarded Government Services Administration contracts in Laredo and Brownsville area for building maintenance and operations in janitorial services, and grounds keeping.