We here at KOVA are excited to announce that we have just been awarded a General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule Contract with the federal government! In case you were wondering, the GSA is the centralized authority for the acquisition and management of federal government resources. GSA Schedule Contracts assist federal employees in purchasing products and services.
So why is this such a big deal?
Just take a look at the incredible process KOVA went through in order to be able to make our public safety and enterprise workforce optimization offerings available to agencies connected with the federal government:
In order to be approved for a GSA contract, companies must go through a long process of review that can take months, if not years. The very first requirement is that a company meet some basic standards of strength and reliability. It must have been in business for at least two years, must be able to demonstrate financial stability, must have successful past performance under its belt, and must be compliant with the Trade Agreements Act. Check, check, check, and check for KOVA!
The next step in the process is to have a Dun & Bradstreet Open Ratings Past Performance Evaluation report done. This report is an in-depth review of a company’s past performance, which uses Dun & Bradstreet’s own data and analytic resources together with direct customer survey responses to compile a full picture. As for KOVA’s past performance? Passed with flying colors!
Now comes the most time-consuming part – creating the proposal. There is no standardized application, so each company must put together a detailed proposal including information such as corporate and financial information, past performance, commercial practices, and a proposed price list. Once this proposal is submitted, it undergoes an intense and thorough review by a Contracting Officer, who requests further information and clarification as needed.
KOVA is proud to say that our proposal was approved, which means our company passed the strict review and can now make our public safety and enterprise workforce management solutions available to the federal government’s various agencies and employees.
If that’s not something to crow about, then we don’t know what is!
Now our offerings will be available on the GSAAdvantage! federal online catalog, making them accessible to hundreds of federal customers, including federal and executive agencies, the Department of Defense, the government of the District of Columbia, government contractors authorized to spend federal dollars, and certain other institutions and even international organizations like the American Red Cross, the Marine Mammal Commission, or the European Space Research Organization.
Like we said, we’re excited.
So if you want to take advantage of the same offerings that government agencies will soon have available to them, give us here at KOVA a call today, and see for yourself what all the fuss is about. Our public safety solutions, along with our enterprise workforce optimization offerings, are sure to impress you, and we would be just as excited to work with you as we are to work with them.