Consortium members can fulfill contract requirements by issuing purchase orders to the government reseller.
CDW Government had added six more small businesses to its Small Business Partner Consortium, and extended the contracts of the nine existing members by one year.
CDW-G created the consortium in 2003 to create a stable of ready partners. The members can issue purchase orders to CDW-G to fulfill contract requirements, and they can draw on the reseller's e-commerce, service and distribution capabilities.
The companies are chosen through a competitive process.
The Small Business Partner Consortium empowers our small-business partners with access to leading technology products from more than 1,000 manufacturers, expanding their contracting opportunities in the federal marketplace, said Jim Shanks, president of CDW-G.
Similarly, CDW-G benefits from working with a select group of small companies to deliver technology solutions to federal agencies that not only benefit from the businesses specialized services, but also move closer to attaining their federal small-business contracting goals, he said.
The consortium includes four Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) companies, one Native American-owned company, one Alaskan native-owned firm, 10 small disadvantaged companies, three companies owned by service-disabled veterans and three woman-owned companies. Companies sometimes fit into more than one category.
The new consortium members are:
* DemiCom, Westlake Village, Calif., woman-owned, small disadvantaged.
* Global Technology Resources, Denver, small disadvantaged, HUBZone.
* Networking Technologies and Support, Midlothian, Va., small disadvantaged.
* Red River Computer, Lebanon, N.H., small.
* TKC Integration Services, Fairfax, Va., Alaskan native-owned, small disadvantaged.
* Video and Telecommunications, Springfield, Va., Native American-owned, service-disabled veteran-owned.
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