Client Success: Dig Defence, LLC Lands GSA Schedule

Jan 24, 2020 6:32:00 PM / by Hayden Johnson

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Dig Defence, LLC 

Dig Defence, LLC is a woman-owned small business (WOSB) based in Muldrow, Oklahoma with a patented fence design. Originally, the fence was for keeping pets in and pests out. However, the business has grown to provide protection for zoos and airport runways.

Through US Federal Contractor Registration's (USFCR) GSA Program (GSAP) they were successfully signed onto a GSA schedule. 

Background 

Dig Defence, LLC is the sole provider of fences designed to go underground and underneath regular barriers. Their product presents them with an advantage in the federal marketplace.

Because of this, they found success providing their fencing to the Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps. The company wanted to get onto a GSA schedule, since it would open a wider range of federal opportunities.

Getting on a GSA schedule requires expertise. Businesses spend a lot of money attempting to get onto a GSA schedule. Success is not guaranteed. Dig Defence needed a cost-effective solution to solve this problem.

Solution 

Dig Defence chose to work with US Federal Contractor Registration (USFCR) to get onto a GSA schedule. USFCR's Special Services is trained to handle complex registrations such as a GSA schedule. With their expertise, Dig Defence, they had the capability to complete this process in a timely and accurate manner.

During the registration process, the GSA did not need to contact Dig Defence. This is because UFCR special services acted as a liaison between the two. Throughout the registration process, special services kept in contact with Dig Defence to gather the necessary documentation.

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Another advantage that came with the GSA schedule, is the cost. It is common for other third-party government registration firms to charge their clients full price upfront for the GSA registration.

USFCR has a pay-as-you-go system. If a business is deemed ineligible by the GSA, they would no longer have to continue payments to USFCR.

This is because there is no guarantee that they will get on the schedule. Dig Defence paid as the service as it was carried out. If the company was rejected, then they wouldn't have to keep paying.

Outcome 

Getting on a GSA schedule is a lengthy process. USFCR was able to complete the registration faster than the government could keep up. Special services started the process in May and finished in August.

The GSA couldn't get around to it until December. With the GSA schedule registration complete, government agencies could now directly order from Dig Defence in a fast and convenient manner. 

For research on Dig Defence's main product, contracting officers and other agency officials buying through a GSA schedule can get a synopsis through Dig Defence's online capability statement. The online capability statement features information such as the small business's core competencies, past performance, differentiators, and contact information.

Benefits

The following USFCR products and services were used by Dig Defence, LLC. 

GSA Program

  • Registration onto a GSA Schedule
  • USFCR Special Services act as liaison for business and government 
  • Online capabilities statement created by USFCR Web Development 

WOSB Verification 

  • Special Services verified business as woman-owned
  • Third-party verification acts as deterrent against bid protests 

Advanced Procurement Portal 

  • Opportunity search
  • Live contract updates
  • Government CRM 

Tags: General Services Administration (GSA), Success Stories

Hayden Johnson

Written by Hayden Johnson

Hayden is USFCR's Creative Copywriter. His goal is to help businesses navigate the federal marketplace with quick and simple guides.