GSA Awards the Institute for Defense and Business Multiple Award Schedule Contract

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Aug. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Institute for Defense and Business (IDB), a non-profit research and education institute formed in 1997 by UNC-Chapel Hill and the state of North Carolina, announced that it has been awarded a Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) contract with the General Services Administration (GS-02F-0200X).  The contract covers facilitation and training services under the GSA Mission Oriented Business Integration Services (MOBIS) Schedule.

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This negotiated contract will allow federal, state and local government agencies with access to the GSA Schedule Contract program to contract directly with the Institute for Defense and Business.  The IDB offers a series of educational programs for the military, government, non-governmental agencies, and private sector, in the areas of logistics, life cycle management, organizational change, and stabilization and economic reconstruction.

GSA Schedules are also referred to as Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) and Federal Supply Schedules.  Under the GSA Schedules Program, GSA establishes long-term government wide contracts with commercial firms.  GSA Schedules provide access to over 11 million commercial supplies (products) and services at volume discount pricing.  

Companies interested in receiving a GSA Certification must submit a thorough and detailed proposal that includes responding to all contract requirements, demonstrating the intrinsic value of the company's services and the willingness to provide the best pricing for customers.  IDB's certification is a direct result of the GSA's evaluation and approval of IDB's professional capabilities, performance history, and customer satisfaction.

For more information about the IDB:  Please contact Maya Zumwalt, Director of Communications at 919-969-8008.

SOURCE Institute for Defense and Business



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