Michigan City, IN (April 2018) – DEKKER Vacuum Technologies, a world leader in vacuum solutions, has been awarded a Schedule 56: Buildings and Building Materials/Industrial Services and Supplies contract by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), the procurement arm of the federal government.
DEKKER’s contract number is 47QSWA18D002J.
DEKKER services are listed under category 253 39: Air Compressors, which includes, but is not limited to, single or multi-stage compressors, electric or gasoline engine powered, portable, permanent or trailer mounted, and options and accessories.
DEKKER DUNS number is 012074345.
DEKKER NAICS number is 333912.
The Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) is effective March 23, 2018 to March 22, 2023, with a renewal phase of 15 years, in 5-year increments.
GSA provides centralized procurement for the federal government from commercial vendors of cost-effective, high-quality products and services that are needed to operate the government and serve the public. As a GSA Schedule 56 vendor, DEKKER is able to receive orders directly from government buyers, who avoid traditional public bidding procedures.
DEKKER has also elected to sell to State and Local Governments. Section 833 of the National Defense Authorization Act gives State and Local Governments the ability to purchase products and services to facilitate the recovery of a major disaster declared by the President.
Rick Dekker, CEO of DEKKER, said, “We are extremely proud to have been awarded the GSA contract, and look forward to serving our federal government with industry-best products and services.”
According to Kevin Kalk, DEKKER Business Development Manager – Global Distribution, the process to become a GSA Schedule vendor required about eight months of dedicated work. Kalk said, “The GSA looks for vendors who can provide the best prices, best lead times, and basically, the best customer service.”
The company was motivated to seek the contract through previous work with the U.S. Department of Defense. “Rick Dekker and company President Charlie Mitchell provided enthusiastic support to make this project happen,” Kalk said. “Everyone is excited to have the opportunity to make a contribution to serve the United States.”
GSA helps federal agencies ensure the nation’s security, protect public health, strengthen communities, and maximize tax dollars. GSA Schedule contracts can be used by any federal agency, such as the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency, and Department of Energy. During the term of a GSA Schedule Contract, any federal customer can order an unlimited amount of products or services. DEKKER qualifies as a Small Business. GSA contracts with small businesses allow federal agencies to meet small business contracting goals. The GSA states, “The small businesses on our contracts have undergone a stringent, multidimensional selection process and have demonstrated performance.”
Federal agencies and state and local governments will find more information on purchasing through the GSA here.
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DEKKER Vacuum Technologies, Inc.
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