December 3, 2015
GSA contract brings new opportunities for company
Hydra-Tech Pumps is a veteran owned small business operating in Nesquehoning, PA since 1977. The company pioneered the development of Hydraulic Drive Submersible Pumps, and continues to develop new products designed to cover the widest range of applications in the construction, municipal, petro-chemical, mining, utilities, and marine industries.
The firm first came to the Northeast Pennsylvania (NEPA) Alliance PTAC in 2008. Since then, the PTAC has: helped them with various online registrations such as System for Award Management and Pennsylvania Supplier Portal; set up a Bidmatch profile and helped review FedBizOpps solicitation notices; supported the development of a company Capability Statement; and assisted on an ongoing basis to ensure that changes to NAICS Codes and updates to keywords are kept current. Hyrda-Tech Pumps has been an active client, participating in PTAC workshops, seminars, and even exhibiting at the annual NEPA Alliance PTAC Government Contracting Showcase. As a result, over the years, the firm has been awarded a number of government contracts with various federal agencies, including the U.S. Navy.
But their biggest challenge has been securing a General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule contract to allow government agencies to buy directly from Hydra-Tech Pumps rather than requiring them to compete under individual solicitations every time. The NEPA Alliance PTAC staff worked closely with Hydra-Tech Pumps on their GSA application, ensuring that it was complete and responsive, and helped them follow up as needed during the protracted, two and a half year processing period. The recent GSA award marks a major milestone and success for the company.
Andy Falco, Vice president of Manufacturing at Hydra-Tech Pumps, stated, “We appreciate the help we received from NEPA Alliance and Congressman Cartwright’s staff which created a good opportunity for Hydra-Tech.”
Bob Morgan, Congressman Matt Cartwright’s District Director, on behalf of the Congressman congratulated Hydra-Tech on the GSA schedule Award. “To be listed on the GSA schedule allows the company to enter new markets – a success for the 16 employees,” stated Morgan.
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