NAPC Members Land $100 Billion in Contracts in 2016!
Being a member of the North America Procurement Council (NAPC) can provide huge benefits. With more than 710,000 business opportunities posted in 2016 with a combined value of more than $2 trillion, there were plenty of opportunities for a wide range of companies.
Based on our data, we estimate that over 43,000 different contracts were awarded to NAPC members. The highest value single contract we are aware of so far was for $4.3 billion.
We don't know the precise numbers yet because we don't have the bid tabulations on all of the opportunities that bid in 2016, but we do have enough data to make a reasonably accurate estimate.
The NAPC created and administers the first and only state and national G2B and B2B portals and gave ownership of them to the people. The portals feature the procurement solicitations (tenders and request for bids, proposals, qualifications, etc.) of most every government agency in the United States and Canada plus business news and classified ads. All are provided at no cost to users.
Our efforts are not just important because of the revenue to successful bidders but also because making government procurement solicitations more widely available makes government spending more transparent, reduces corruption and lowers costs to taxpayers from greater competition and higher quality goods and services. The money saved can be spent where it is needed most, or result in lower taxes and put more money into the real economy.
We estimate that if government spending was made more efficient, at least 25% of the $2 trillion could be saved every year.
Imagine the impact of putting $500 billion back into the U.S. economy every year.
The NAPC makes it possible to shine the spotlight of public scrutiny onto government spending and reduce corruption and inefficiencies. But we need your help. Our parent company, Bid Ocean, has been footing most of the bill up to this point but the NAPC has to be able to stand on its own in order to keep the portals going.
Getting the Most From the NAPC
Each business day, the NAPC publishes thousands of business opportunities through 115 portals. One can monitor their state portal or one of the market specific portals each day, but the best way to get relevant opportunities is to become a paying member, at a price as low as only $8.95 per month, and receive a daily filtered email containing opportunities for your geography and industry.
Once a relevant opportunity has been identified that your company wants to pursue, the next step is to obtain the documents that detail the requirements.
For federal contracts you will need to register at https://www.sam.gov in the System for Award Management (SAM), if you are not already registered. SAM replaced CCR/FEDREG, ORCA, and EPLS systems.
Most, but not all, of the opportunities published by the NAPC are government contracts and require liability insurance. Most, but not all, of the contracts for construction require bonding for prime contractors. If you are not able to provide bonding for construction projects you can participate as a sub-contractor on many projects.
Some of the bid documents, requests for proposal and other documents related to an opportunity are available online from the NAPC or a linked web site but some must be purchased from the owner (buyer), designer or their designated source.
Once you have the documents, read them very carefully to understand the requirements to prepare an appropriate response.
Be sure that you attend any pre-bid or pre-proposal meetings, even if not mandatory.
If you haven't bid on a government contract before you should review similar bids. A premium NAPC subscription will enable you to access and easily search our database of current and previous solicitations and identify your potential competitors. You should try to get a good idea of what your competitors are doing and where your pricing will need to be to obtain a contract.
Some bids may need to be submitted online, but most agencies still required a printed bid submitted in per-
son, by mail or courier. You may not want to trust the postal system to deliver your bid before the deadline and should plan on spending the money for a courier service if you can't deliver it in person.
Remember that once you submit a bid it legally obligates you to provide the products or services as specified at the price you quote. If you make a mistake in your calculations and can prove it, sometimes you can withdraw an unreasonably low bid, but not always.
For many opportunities you will have to demonstrate that your company meets minimum qualifications for experience or capability. In some cases you may have to pre-qualify before you can bid.
Doing business with government agencies can be lucrative but can also be more risky and costly. There are usually extra requirements that you would not have in a private contract.
If you don't want to do business with government agencies and instead want to function as a sub-contractor or supplier to the companies that do contract with government agencies then the NAPC can still help you.
For as little as $49.95 per month you can become a Platinum member of the NAPC and enjoy our full-featured service that includes access to plan-holder lists, bid tabulations and our integrated Business Builder Contact Manager which makes it easy to harvest relevant contacts from our network, manage the contacts and export them if needed. For a modest extra fee the Business Builder can also be preloaded with data.
For example, if you are looking for prime contractors who are likely to need your products or services on a regular basis we can load them into your Business Builder for you and then you have ready access to your potential customers. You can see what projects each company has bid on and view key decision makers. You can also receive an alert when a company appears on a relevant plan-holder list or is the apparent low bidder.
By using the NAPC Network to track the cash flowing into your industry, and the companies that will need what you can provide, you will greatly increase the success of your marketing and sales efforts.
The NAPC helps a wide range of companies in all types of industries access the $2 trillion in annual government contracting either directly as government contractors, as sub-contractors or suppliers to prime-contractors.
Let us know how we can help you.
Following are a few of the government contracts where a registered member of the NAPC was the low bidder or awarded a contract in 2016:
New York - Flushing Bay Dredging
Cashman Dredging & Marine Contracting $34,720,000.00
Georgia - Fire Department Pumper Apparatus
Colorado - Granby Dam Spillway Repair 2016
Harrison Western Construction $86,450.00
Washington - Avista Stadium New Plastic Seating
Wesslen Construction $9,261.24
Illinois - Woolley Road Pedestrian Signals
Traffic Control Corporation $17,426.00
Ohio - Scanning Project
Imagenet Consulting $72,000.00
Massachusetts - Modernization of Hydraulic Elevator
Buckley Elevator $45,999.00
Florida - Steel Deck Barge
Metal Trades $2,042,174.00
Pennsylvania - Refrigerators and Ranges
Whirlpool Corporation $59,095.00
New Jersey - Rental of Temporary Chiller and Generator
Carrier Rental Systems $225,000.00
Arkansas - New Chain Link Fence and Gates
Bills Fence Co $8,456.96
Kansas - Residential Asbestos Abatement
ACM Removal - Kansas $1,180.00
Oregon - Vertical Flow Wetland System
Tapani, Inc. $6,561,045.00
New York - Redevelopment of Greenville Yard - Phase I Port Authority Marine Terminal
Union Paving & Construction Co., Inc. $47,681,062.00
California - San Joaquin General Hospital Phase 2 Acute Care Patient Wing Expansion Project
Otto Construction $22,012,000.00
California - New Well No. 239, Well No. 231 Replacement
Layne Christensen $1,840,807.91
Arizona - Elliot Road Waterline
Kinkaid Civil Construction $8,711,698.00
Virginia - Concession Building and Ball Fields
TMG Construction Corporation $4,344,469.00
Louisiana - North Wastewater Treatment Plant Sustainability Project
Washington - Vancouver Waterfront Park
Tapani, Inc. $9,984,781.00
Maryland - Cleaning and Painting of Existing Bridges
Manolis Painting Inc. $1,310,000.00
Oklahoma - Aggregate Stone Products
Green Dream International $2,937,250.00
Alaska - Portage Cove Harbor Expansion
Pacific Pile & Marine $12,053,299.00
Florida - Air Traffic Control Tower Fiber Optic Transmission System
J.ranck Electric $1,160,898.50
Ohio - Nippert Stadium - Lower Bowl Reconfiguration
Sunesis Construction $1,995,440.00
Michigan - Video Management and Perimeter Surveillance Enhancements
Amcomm Telecommunications $1,860,000.00
New York - Rehabilitate Elevators
Otis Elevator $1,990,579.00
New Mexico - Rehabilitate Elevators
Kimo Constructors, Inc. $1,123,152.30
Oregon - Newport Fire Station Seismic Rehabilitation
Baldwin General Contracting $1,582,155.00
Minnesota - Twin Lakes Regional Trail - East Segment
Veit & Company, Inc. $1,443,295.30
Missouri - Taylor Health and Wellness Center
K&S Associates, Inc. $9,387,000.00
Iowa - Clear Creek Floodwall Phase 2
Peterson Contractors, Inc. $4,472,484.26
Ontario - Supply and Delivery of Backhoe Loaders
Toromont Pump Systems $387,445.00
New Brunswick - Water Main Cleaning & Lining - Phase 12
Trenchless Solutions $1,260,577.15
British Columbia - Aboveground Fuel Storage Tank & Pumps
Regal Tanks $135,181.00
DOD Healthcare Management Systems Modernization
Leidos, Inc. $4,336,822,777.00
Mississippi - Reconstruction of Approx. 8 Miles of I-55
James Construction Group $89,906,793.52
Texas - Construction of Tomball Tollway, Phase II and SH 249 Frontage Roads
Webber, LLC $99,309,392.57