Six small businesses join CDW-G consortium

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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