Membership in WasCon represents a strong, attractive partnership for government agencies and contractors looking for creative solutions to sustain small businesses and meet their contracting and/or subcontracting goals/requirements.
WashCon members are drawn from firms nationwide. Each WashCon member must carry one or more of the following SBA business statuses:
- Small (SB)
- 8(a) Certified
- Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone)
- Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses (SDVOB)
- Women Owned Businesses (WOB)
- Self-Certified Small Disadvantaged Businesses (SDB)
- Veteran Owned Businesses (VOB)
Two levels of membership are available to small businesses; Associate and Participating.
Each member must first qualify as an Associate Member. Qualification requires on-line submission of a business profile. A potential member is only required to submit a limited subset of information. All other information is at the option of the prospective member. Upon acceptance of the profile an Associate Member will be afforded the following:
- Ability to update and edit business profile;
- Business profile will be accessible by Participating Members for teaming considerations;
- Business Profile will be accessible by Federal Agencies and Contractors and can be contacted directly;
- Can post procurement opportunities and requests for partnering; and
- Will receive email updates on events, seminars, training, and published materials.
Associate Members do not have access to Participating Member business profiles. Associate Members may become a Participating Member by sponsorship of an existing Participating Member or submission of a Sponsorship Request.
Participating Membership selection criteria is based on prior government contract performance and experience; financial stability; technical savvy; industry certifications; government security clearances; a commitment to teaming; unique niches; and the ability to quickly provide solutions to challenges.
WashCon’s mission seeks to provide member participants with access to ID/IQ and GWAC contract opportunities with limited competition; develop an extensive capabilities bandwidth; improve access to decision-maker contacts; and to utilize cutting-edge business intelligence to respond to economic conditions that have stifled small business growth and job creation. Using joint-ventures, partnering, teaming arrangements, mentor-protégé program participation, collaborative efforts, and business development strategies, WashCon will ensure that its member participants receive the benefit of strength in numbers. Collaborations and outreach efforts will be focused on supporting government efforts to sustain small businesses and expand contracting opportunities on large and complex technology and professional services contracts.
Whether it’s securing teaming partner(s) or sharing information on contract opportunities, the WasCon consortium is here to support you!
A summary overview and samples of the database information and tools available with GovMart.
WashCon is a members-only consortium. In order to become a member, you must first submit a membership request form. Upon acceptance, you will receive your registration key for registration.