Two Government Contracting Vehicles for Purchasing Added to Concept Searching’s Existing Global, US, and Texas Contracts

Concept Searching, has been approved for NASA’s Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP) V and also for purchasing of products available under the NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCI) , with both contract agreements held through Concept Searching’s partner AATD, LLC (AATD).

SEWP is a Government-Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) authorized by the US Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and managed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). NASA SEWP V provides a wide array of Information Technology products, as well as product related services such as installation, implementation, warranty and maintenance. In 2010, the contract offered more than 1.3 million products from more than 3,000 manufacturers.

Managed by the NCI, the NATO contract agreement, also held by AATD, has over 30 locations in Europe, North America, and Southeast Asia in support of customers and NATO operations. The NCI Agency acts as NATO’s principal Consultation, Command and Control (C3) deliverer and Communications and Information Systems (CIS) provider. It also provides IT support to NATO Headquarters, the NATO Command Structure, and NATO Agencies.

Concept Searching’s partner, AATD is a reseller of over 800,000 IT products and services, and specializes in identifying and delivering the most innovative and cost effective solutions to customers. AATD is a certified service disabled veteran owned (SDVOSB) and SBA 8(a) small business with over 56 years combined experience in data management, telecommunications and enterprise solutions and services. The company provides regional IT operations and customer support; a full spectrum of professional IT solutions secured at the data level and specifically designed to meet customers’ unique requirements.

According to Martin Garland, President of Concept Searching, “These two contract vehicles provide additional value to our clients in the government sector. We have been selling our products to this market since 2002, and have been able to develop strong relationships. These contracts enable our current and future clients to take advantage of price breaks and ease of ordering. We have an enterprise wide Certificate of Networthiness (CoN) with the US Army, and a cross domain enterprise Authority to Operate (ATO) with the US Air Force, and are also approved by the Canadian Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) to participate in the Software Licensing Supply Arrangement (SLSA), and the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR), and the US General Services Administration (GSA) Software Licensing Support Agreement (SLSA).”

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