CDW-G adds small-biz partners
- By Michael Hardy
- Oct 24, 2007
Three small businesses have joined CDW-G's Small Business Partner Consortium, giving them a close relationship to the reseller.
The three join nine other firms already in the program. CDW-G has renewed their one-year contracts.
CDW-G created the consortium in 2003. Small businesses compete for a limited number of spots and the successful competitors get one-year contracts that CDW-G can renew. The consortium's purpose is to give the small businesses access to CDW-G's resources, including its e-commerce, service and distribution capabilities. In return, CDW-G gets a stable of reliable, proven partners.
The partners fall into several small business categories. Some fit more than one, but in total, CDW-G counts five 8(a) firms, seven small disadvantaged business, four service-disabled veteran-owned companies, two woman-owned firms and four businesses based in Historically Underutilized Business zones.
The new members are:
- ABM Federal Sales Inc. of St. Charles, Mo.
- Meadowgate Technologies LLC of Trenton, N.J.
- Govplace of Irvine, Calif.
Based in Vernon Hills, Ill., CDW-G ranked No. 63
on Washington Technology's 2007 Top 100 list
of the largest federal government prime contractors.
Technology journalist Michael Hardy is a former FCW editor.