Awards ::


"2011 WBE Award of the Year"
Long Island Power Authority and National Grid-2012

"Enterprising Woman of the Year"
Enterprising Women Magazine - 2011

"MCC International Womens Entrepreneurial Challenge Award"
Manhattan Chamber of Commerce IWEC 2009

"New York Women of Excellence Award"
New York Women Chamber of Commerce 2008

"New York HUB of the Year Award"
Conference Of Minority Transportation Officials 2008 (COMTO NY)
"Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award"
National Republican Congressional Committee Washington DC 2006
"Top Woman Business Owner Award"
National Association of Woman Business Owners, Long Island Chapter 2006
"Small Business Award of Distinction"
Mayor Michael Bloomberg 2005 for demonstrating business success, entrepreneurial success and Leadership

"Top Small Diversity Owned Business Award"
Diversity Business 2005 & 2006
"Fastest Growing Minority Business"
National Minority Business Council 2000
News ::

UCI wins SAP Temporary Programming Personnel contract for NYPA

UCI wins a contract for Naval Air Station, US NAVY

United States Custom Border Patrol awards UCI a Technology Consulting Services contract

UCI selected as Lockheed Subcontractor for their MTA infrastructure security project

Winners of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg's "New York City Small Business Awards"...
National Republican Congressional Committee Award to Kalpana Patel as” Entrepreneur of the Year award -2005”
UCI becomes Channel Partner/Reseller of VMWare Products
UCI wins Rockland County Award for proividing IT Services

UCI successfully completes Hudson River Park Trust – Server Infrastructure Consolidation


Kalpana Patel is One of Sixteen Winners of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg's "NYC Small Business Awards" as Part of Women's History Month Celebration

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg announced that 16 small NYC businesses which shape, serve and improve the lives of women will receive $140,000 in "NYC Small Business Awards" grants.  The awards were created by New York City Commission on Women's Issues and the New York City Department of Small Business Services (SBS) and are privately funded.  Joining Mayor Bloomberg in announcing the administration's commemoration of Women's History Month were Chair of the New York City Commission on Women's Issues Anne Sutherland Fuchs and New York City Department of Small Business Services Commissioner Robert W. Walsh.

Kalpana Patel, President of Long Island City-based Unique Comp Inc., was selected as one of the 16 women-owned business awardees, and accepted the award at Gracie Mansion on March 3, 2005.

"It is an honor to present these awards to businesses that have made exemplary contributions to the success of New York City women.  It is their ingenuity in entrepreneurship that makes New York City a global leader when it comes to doing business.  We are committed to continue to play a vital role in encouraging women to thrive both personally and professionally in this City."said Mayor Bloomberg.

"New York City women are the most dedicated and successful in the world," said Anne Sutherland Fuchs, Chair of the New York City Commission on Women's Issues.  "Women in New York meet the biggest challenges and hardships head on with their drive to succeed, and help make this City flourish with opportunity.  We are pleased to award those entrepreneurs who demonstrate strength, perseverance, and a dedication to benefiting women and giving back to the New York City community."

n first round of selection, CWI and SBS selected women entrepreneurs who have proven themselves to be strong role models by demonstrating business success, entrepreneurial success and success for women in NYC out of 230,000 women owned businesses from 5 boroughs of NY. Finalists were picked after initial review followed by a second round of judging including interviews and site visits.

Kalpana Patel, who has led UCI since 1997, is a Rotary Foundation International Award winner who came to the US, graduated with an MBA from Adelphi University and worked in Wall Street firms for 20 years before starting UCI.  Unique Comp Inc. is an information technology firm located in Long Island City, Queens servicing corporate, NY City, NY State and Federal agencies. UCI is SBA 8 (a) and is also WBE certified by many city & state agencies. Recent UCI contract awards include US Peace Corp Oracle Post Implementation Support, GSA 8 (a) STAR, CDW Partnership Award, Hudson River Park Trust Server Migration Award to name a few.  UCI is located at 27-08 42nd Rd., LIC Long Island City, NY, 11101.  Phone: 718.392.5100. Website:
UCI receives award for "Outstanding Tech Firm" for year 2000

NMBC (National Minority Business Council), held its 21 st Annual Awards Luncheon at the New York's Hilton on February 22 nd 2001. There were more than 250 different organizations in attendance. UCI was awarded "Outstanding Technology Firm for the year 2000". To accept this illustrious award was the President of the company Ms. Kalpana Patel. In her acceptance speech she thanked her partner Mr. Bansi Shah as well as the NMBC for their integral part in shaping the organization. She also gave her biggest thanks to the UCI team. Ms. Patel finished by talking about teamwork and the trademark that has propelled UCI from its modest begging's "Excellence Thru Teamwork".


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Business News

US Peace Corps awards Blanket Purchase Agreement to Unique Comp Inc to perform Oracle 11i implementation support services for Odyssey Financial System over the next five years


Technology News

Hudson River Park Trust

Hudson River Park Trust awarded UCI contract to transfer current computer network and server infrastructure, to a new system designed for reliability / redundancy, scalability, and central management. Hudson River Park Trust (HRPT) has a strategic initiative to guarantee maximum uptime during a seamless transfer from the HRPT current computer network infrastructure, to a new system designed for reliability / redundancy, scalability and central management. The authority awarded UCI a contract to deploy, install and configure new network and server infrastructure. UCI will be implementing VMWare virtual infrastructure including a new Windows 2003 Active Directory infrastructure, and new Exchange 2003 infrastructure. Migration services will include moving from the existing Active Directory 2000 and Exchange 2000 systems. Enhanced Internet connectivity and security utilizing Cisco, Checkpoint, RSA, and Surfcontrol product lines will also be implemented. Enhancements to current running HRPT applications include repairing Citrix Metaframe issues, upgrading HRPT backup infrastructure, and running storage management software (Veritas Storage Foundation).

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