CDW-G issues RFP for Small Business Partner Consortium

CDW-G, an information technology solutions provider to governments and educators, has issued a request for proposals (RFP) soliciting small businesses to partner with CDW-G on federal business opportunities. Small businesses with winning proposals will join CDW-G’s Small Business Partner Consortium. CDW-G established the consortium in 2003 to help small businesses win IT contracts with federal agencies by allowing them to use CDW-G’s e-commerce, service and distribution capabilities. The Small Business Partner Consortium now has 15 federal members. They bid for government contracts with CDW-G as a part of their team. Federal agencies including the Air Force, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory have taken advantage of the consortium to purchase technology products and services. Through this latest RFP, CDW-G intends to enhance the consortium by awarding new partnership agreements to several small businesses. Under the agreements, the small businesses may issue purchase orders to CDW-G to fulfill the requirements of federal contracts. CDW-G’s RFP and any amendments to the RFP are posted online at www.cdwg.com/smallbizrfp. Responses are due by 5:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on May 19, 2006.

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