CDW Government Inc. (CDW-G), a wholly owned subsidiary of CDW Corp., has announced that it added four new companies to its Small Business Partner Consortium and renewed the one-year contract options of eight current consortium members.
The new members were selected through a competitive process that began in April with CDW-G’s request for proposals soliciting additional small businesses to partner with CDW-G on federal business opportunities. The consortium, launched in 2003, was created to help small businesses compete more effectively for IT contracts with federal agencies with the backing of CDW-G’s extensive e-commerce, service and distribution capabilities. Since the inception of the consortium, members have been awarded more than $125 million in federal contracts.
Since 2003, many federal defense and civilian agencies – from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to the U.S. Army to the U.S. Marine Corps – have utilized the consortium to purchase technology products and services.
“The CDW-G Small Business Partner Consortium is a mutually beneficial proposition for both federal agencies and their small business IT providers,” said Andy Lausch, vice president of federal sales for CDW-G. “Consortium members expand their service offerings by harnessing CDW-G’s breadth and depth of products to provide federal agencies with technology solutions that meet their specific requirements. Federal agencies work to fulfill their small business contracting goals with a trusted group of IT firms. At the same time, CDW-G expands both its federal contracts base and its roster of superior IT services companies.”
The four new members of the CDW-G Small Business Partner Consortium are: