Ictect started its operations in 2008 with a patented process for automation of documents. That work developed into applications in Department of Defense, Journal Publishers, and other organizations. Ictect received DoD contracts, GSA schedule 70, and subcontracts through prime contractors.
Tell us how you came to work with WPI?
We started working with the Air Force Departmental Publishing Office (AFDPO) in 2008. We were quite new to Government Contracting at that point. We met with Aina and others at WPI (Wisconsin Procurement Institute), and attended some of the workshops. Since then, we have been working with WPI.
How did WPI assist your business?
WPI has greatly helped us in understanding the federal marketplace by educational events, coaching, and connections. When we were applying for GSA Schedule 70, WPI suggested resources that helped us complete and review the application. WPI has also been a great resource for networking – especially with the Wisconsin in Washington events. Often times, you want to bounce ideas and get input – and WPI has resources and connection to help with that.
What has been the result of this collaboration?
We have been able to get our GSA contract. We are applying for 8(a) status, and have developed a number of prime/sub relationships with the help of WPI. Just in the last year, we have added 8 employees.
How would other businesses like yours benefit from working with WPI?
Working with federal government is a process. Entrepreneurs and small businesses can benefit by developing their expectations and understanding the complexities of it. WPI is a very helpful resource for that.