Orkand's e-gov options on one contract
- By Dan Caterinicchia, Dan Caterinicchia
- Nov 05, 2000
Orkand Corp. has been approved for the General Services Administration's
Federal Supply Service Corporate Contract, enabling the company to offer
its array of e-government services through a single channel.
The new corporate contract, developed under GSA's multiple-award schedule
program, enables an agency to use one task order to purchase a complete
solution with components on multiple schedules. Previously, agencies had
to use an individual task order to purchase each type of service or product
offered by a contractor.
"We can bring to a prospective client, in a combined form, anything on the
two or three schedules we now hold, and do it under one vehicle," said Donald
Orkand, the company's chief executive officer. "It's easier for government
agencies administratively with things like invoices, for example."
Orkand provides services in eight areas: electronic government; geographic
information systems; electronic records management; information assurance;
systems engineering and software development; enterprise management and
operations support; deployment and training; and data operations and facilities
Orkand said the ability to pull together multiple product offerings onto
one contract will cut down on paperwork and redundancy, and it "opens the
door for midsize firms doing business with the federal government to promote
the fullness of their capabilities."
He said the company decided to take advantage of the GSA offering as soon
as it was announced. Orkand formally applied for inclusion on the contract
Based in Falls Church, Va., Orkand has numerous federal clients, including
the departments of State and Labor.