Arkansas Procurement Technical Assistance Center Success Story: Government Procurement Services | Business

Government Supply Services (GSS) is an online provider of office, technology, breakroom, janitorial, medical first aid and security supplies. Services include construction management and cleaning services for hospital sterilization rooms.

It is rare to hear of small businesses in Arkansas participating in airport and highway construction work. GSS, as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) contractor, has been able to partner with large prime contractors to supply various products under the supply codes for which they have been approved by the Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT). GSS has also earned certifications as a Certified Minority Business (MBE), Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), and Historicly Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone).

Owner Greg Modica, the youngest of 11 children, has an interesting background as the child of a WWII Navy veteran. Modica is a licensed airplane pilot. After serving in the military for eight years and beginning his non-military career as a plant/project manager for a Fortune 500 company, Modica’s passion for entrepreneurship continued to dog him.

In 2008, Modica attended a procurement conference before starting his business, where he first learned about the services offered by Arkansas PTAC and has attended many of our trainings since then. In 2009, Modica founded GSS.

GSS is operated from Modica’s hometown of El Dorado, but has no storefront as all of its business is conducted through the internet, selling over 50,000 products and services.

GSS has been successful in the government market. The company currently has an open Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) office supplies contract for the State of Arkansas in the amount of $6 million. This type of contract provides for an indefinite quantity of supplies or services for a fixed period of time. GSS also has two other active DBE contracts in Arkansas with a total value of $300,000.

Throughout his tenure as a PTAC client in Arkansas, Modica has been served by PTAC advisors Debra Garcia, Max Franks and Liz Russell.

“They’ve been great at getting resources out and directing us to resources to help us grow our business in the federal and state market,” Modica said.

He mentioned other ways his team of advisors have helped him and his business, including “updating the Rewards Management System (SAM) vendor registration, providing excellent training , updating North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes, submitting RFP opportunities, answering questions about Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), being available for any questions we had and informing us of procurement conferences.

He also commended their quick responses via email.

“All of these things are so important for a small business,” Modica added.

Call Arkansas PTAC counselors at 501-671-2390 to learn how to grow businesses through government contracts.


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