Government Supplies Services (GSS) is an online supplier of office, technology, breakroom, janitor, medical first aid and security supplies. Services include construction management and hospital sterilization room cleaning services.
It is rare to hear of small businesses participating in airport and highway construction work in Arkansas. GSS, as a Deprived Business Enterprise (DBE) subcontractor, has been able to partner with large prime contractors to supply a variety of products under the Supply Code, which was approved by the Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT). . GSS has also earned certification as a Certified Minority Business (MBE), Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), and Historically Underutilized Business Area (HUBZone) Certified Business.
Owner Greg Modica, as the youngest of 11 children, has an interesting background as the child of a World War II naval veteran. Modika is a licensed aircraft pilot. After serving in the military for eight years and starting his non-military career as a plant/project manager for a Fortune 500 company, Modica’s passion for entrepreneurship remained with him.
In 2008, Modica attended a procurement conference prior to starting her business, where she first became aware of the services offered by Arkansas PTAC and has attended many of our trainings since that time. In 2009, Modica founded GSS.
GSS operates out of Modica’s hometown of El Dorado, but has no storefront because all of its business is conducted via the Internet, selling more than 50,000 products and services.
GSS has been successful in the government market. The Company currently has an active Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Arkansas Office Supply contract for $6 million. This type of contract provides for an indefinite supply of or services during a fixed period. GSS also has two other active Arkansas DBE contracts with a total value of $300,000.
During her tenure as an Arkansas PTAC client, Modica has been served by PTAC counselors Debra Garcia, Max Franks and Liz Russell.
“They have been great at getting the resources out there and directing us to resources to help us grow our business in the federal and state markets,” Modica said.
He mentioned other ways in which his consulting team assisted him and his business, including “an updated system for award management (SAM) vendor registration, providing excellent training, ensuring that the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Codes were updated, including sending bid opportunities, answering questions about Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), being available for any questions we have, and notifying us of purchase conferences.
He also appreciated their quick email responses.
“All of these things are very important to a small business,” Modica said.
Call Arkansas PTAC Consultants at 501-671-2390 to learn how to expand businesses through government contracting.