The DC Metropolitan Small Business Consortium (WashCon) was created with the goal of becoming a strong and attractive resource for technology applications and infrastructure with the military and other civilian government agencies.
WashCon members are drawn from firms nationwide. Member selection criteria is based on prior government contract performance and experience; financial stability; technical savvy; industry certifications; government security clearances;
a commitment to teaming; unique niches; and the ability to quickly provide solutions to challenges.
Collectively, WashCon members have sufficient net value, past performance, and security clearances to handle large, complex government projects, but are small and agile enough to offer government customers great benefits, such as
cost savings and risk management mitigation. Furthermore, WashCon member companies can help large firms and government contracting officials meet their diversity and disadvantaged business goals.
Each WashCon member carries one or more of the following business statuses:
- Small (SB)
- 8(a) Certified
- Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone)
- Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses (SDVOB)
- Women Owned Businesses (WOB)
- Self-Certified Small Disadvantaged Businesses (SDB)
- Veteran Owned Businesses (VOB)
WashCon seeks to provide member participants with access to ID/IQ and GWAC contract opportunities with limited competition; develop an extensive capabilities bandwidth; improve access to decision-maker contacts; and to utilize
cutting-edge business intelligence to respond to economic conditions that have stifled small business growth and job creation. Using joint-ventures, partnering, teaming arrangements, mentor-protégé program participation, collaborative
efforts, and business development strategies, WashCon will ensure that its member participants receive the benefit of strength in numbers. Collaborations and outreach efforts will be focused on supporting government efforts to sustain
small businesses and expand contracting opportunities on large and complex technology and professional services contracts.