WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--iConstituent , a leader in digital communication, social media and citizen engagement solutions for Federal, State and Local government, today announced that it has been awarded a U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule 70 Contract for Information Technology services (contract number GS-35F-0534Y).
Many agencies establish Government-wide contracts, which simplify the procurement process for federal agencies by allowing them to acquire a vast array of products and services directly from commercial suppliers. The largest Government-wide contracts are established by the U.S. General Services Administration under its GSA Schedules Program (also referred to as Federal Supply Schedules and Multiple Award Schedules). State and local governments also use the GSA schedules for purchasing goods and services.
"iConstituent's GSA Schedule 70 offers qualified agencies the ability to order an entire Citizen Engagement solution to help them achieve better service to their constituents," said Blake Nelson, VP of the US Public Sector for iConstituent. "Our comprehensive solutions for engaging with citizens and constituents through social media, digital channels, automated relationship processes and other managed and professional services, are now available from a single source. Agencies seeking to engage with citizens and other constituents using all of the digital resources available to them in order to lower costs and increase engagement now have a GSA contract vehicle that can provide those critical solutions."
GSA Schedules provide access to more than 11 million commercial supplies (products) and services at volume discount pricing that can be ordered directly from GSA Schedule contractors or through the GSA Advantage! online shopping and ordering system.
According to the Pew Internet & American Life Project, Fall Tracking Survey 2009, 85% of respondents felt it was important for government agencies to allow people to contact the agency officials through the website, and 46% of respondents felt it important for governments to post information to sites like Facebook or Twitter.
Zain Khan, iConstituent’s CEO added “With iConstituent’s turn-key solutions, Federal Government customers now have the tools they need to meet the challenges of managing communications with their constituencies across multiple channels.”
iConstituent® is a leading provider of government to citizen communications solutions and an approved Congressional vendor. iConstituent delivers digital communication and constituent relationship management solutions that help Federal, State and Local agencies and offices communicate more effectively with their citizens and constituents. In addition iConstituent provides a full spectrum of professional services to help agencies take advantage of digital communications best practices and policies to communicate more effectively and efficiently with their constituents in the Federal, State and Local markets. iConstituent was founded in 2002 in California and is headquartered today in Washington, D.C. Our products and services are used by the U.S. Congress, Federal and State agencies, statewide office holders, state legislative caucuses and various non-governmental organizations. For more information, please visit http://iconstituent.com/public-sector/.