CDW-G launches consortium
CDW Government Inc. has created a small-business consortium, which the Vernon Hills, Ill., information technology reseller said will help small and disadvantaged businesses win federal contracts.
The 12 consortium members will be able to bid for federal contracts with CDW-G as a part of their team. They will be able to use CDW-G's e-commerce, service and distribution capabilities to help them more effectively compete for federal information technology contracts, according to company officials. CDW-G is a wholly owned subsidiary of CDW Corp.
Companies chosen for the consortium are BCS Technology Inc. of Washington; Betis Group Inc. of Arlington, Va.; Collins Consulting Inc. of Schaumburg, Ill.; HubZONE Technology Consulting of Washington; International Computing Systems Inc. of Fairfax, Va.; Knowledge Information Solutions Inc. of Virginia Beach, Va.; Management System Services Inc. of Rockville, Md.; Mega-Tech Inc. of Falls Church, Va.; Quality Associates Inc. of Columbia, Md.; Strategic Business Systems Inc. of Chantilly, Va.; T3 Corp. of Fairmont, W.Va.; and TMCI, the McVey Co. of Falls Church, Va.
Next, CDW-G plans to expand the consortium to the state and local government and education markets, said Kevin Adams, vice president of program management. The expansion will begin with a pilot in five states. An RFP will be issued in the fourth quarter of 2003, he said.