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If your firm is looking to engage in federal contracting an important marketing avenue not to miss is Federal IDIQ Contracts.

What is and IDIQ Contract – Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity Contracts; If your firm is selected to be on an IDIQ contract your firm is then one of the only options for federal orders/agencies using this contracting vehicle. Your firm’s IDIQ contract will contain a list with your standardized pricing. Just because your firm is placed on an IDIQ contract does not mean you will receive orders. Your firm may or may not receive an order from the contract as there is still competition on the contract itself, but the odds are good that you will! In effect the IDIQ contract simply reduces the federal buyer’s options to a group of small qualified vendors.

This reduced list of vendors provides more standardization and uniformity to many procurements in both broad and specialized areas.

Why is this so important? Embedded in most of these contracts is language such as the following :

a “portion of contract awards will be reserved for small business and 8(a) small businesses. These reserve awards will be made to the best value offeror(s) within each reserve category, in accordance with the evaluation criteria stated in the solicitation.”

So in other words some portion of this contract will be given to the 8(a) certified firms as well as other SBA/VA Certification holders that took the initiative and effort of getting placed on the IDIQ. Those that did not do are unable to receive contracting dollars from the IDIQ. In many cases the IDIQs overall value is in the billions of dollars and under a handful of 8(a) firms were even aware of the IDIQs existence so competition can be very low. An example of a portion of an IDIQ carved out specifically for 8(a) firms is the following recent contract for Federal Janitorial Services in the State of Florida. Below is the list of locations that were reserved for 8(a) certified firms.
FACID SITE NAME ADDRESS/LATITUDE/LONGITUDE/ MAP URL
FL003 LT Alexander Ninninger Jr USAR 5515 NW 15th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309-2799
FL004 Gainesville USARC 1300 NE 8th Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32601-2599
FL008 Clarence L Burpee USARC 751 West 41st Street, Jacksonville, FL 32206-6108
FL009 LTC Robert R Milam USARC 31 Pecan Street, Jacksonville, FL 32211-7875
FL014 James West USARC 905 North Ingraham Avenue, Lakeland, FL 33801-2080
FL017 COL F.M. Williams USARC 11700 NW 27th Avenue, Miami, FL 33167-2698
FL019 MILTON USARC 6229 DOGWOOD DR, MILTON, FL 32570-3500
FL020 Ocala USARC 2803 SE 36th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34471-6220
FL021 Michael McCoy USARC 3682 Wiley Dr, Orlando, FL 32824
FL022 Orange County USARC 3701 Corrine Drive, Orlando, FL 32803-2499
FL023 Taft USARC 2800 Dowden Road, Orlando, FL 32827-5299
FL027 Joseph Stillwell USARC 4300 Saint John’s Avenue, Palatka, FL 32177-3999
FL029 NEWKIRK SUTHERLAND JR USARC 1215 EAST 15TH STREET, PANAMA CITY, FL 32405-6131
FL031 LTC Luis E. Martinez USARC 13601 S.W. 176th Street, (Perrine) Miami, FL 33177-2500
FL037 1LT Max R. Stover USARC 1420 Beach Drive SE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-5697
FL040 T. Whiddon USARC 222 Ausley Road, Tallahassee, FL 32304-3960
FL041 C. Lovejoy USARC 4815 North Hubert Avenue, Tampa, FL 33614-6493
FL103 Rattlesnake Point USARC 5201 West Tyson Avenue, Tampa, FL 33611-3223
FL115 Wilson AFRC 9500 Armed Forces Reserve Dr, Orlando, FL 32827-5226
FL126 Clearwater ASF 16101 Fairchild Ave, Clearwater, FL 33762
IDIQ Contracts should be part of any firm’s federal marketing strategy. 8(a) firms have only 9 years of eligibility and therefore it is critical to get into the IDIQ arena early as these contracts are critical to maximize a firms contract awards while in the 8(a) program.

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