Six small businesses join CDW-G consortium
- By Michael Hardy
- Sep 06, 2005
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.