The Government Buys Everything! Part II
In 2017, clients of procurement technical assistance centers were awarded 188,000 contracts worth $20 billion. Those contracts included everything from construction to pest control to commercial photography ... to fire equipment!
When Mary Graff, PTAC consultant, learned of an open solicitation for fire extinguishers, she encouraged General Fire and Safety CEO Jason McDonald to pursue it. Despite McDonald's lack of experience with government contracting, the company not only won the
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers bid, but subsequently earned a second Corps contract.
McDonald credits Graff's expert guidance and persistent follow-up.
He says NBDC offers high quality services made even more impressive by the fact there was no fee. "When Mary first called, I thought, 'What's the catch?'" he says. "It's a fantastic resource, and she's always just a phone call away."