Government sets meeting dates to clarify PR process

WASHINGTON, DC: The federal government is about to get serious in its effort to sort out its muddled marketing processes.

WASHINGTON, DC: The federal government is about to get serious in its effort to sort out its muddled marketing processes.

WASHINGTON, DC: The federal government is about to get serious in

its effort to sort out its muddled marketing processes.



Early next year, the Gen-eral Services Administration (GSA) - a

gatekeeper for many government contracts - will hold two meetings, one

for those who have done marketing projects for the government in the

past, and another for those who want to but are not on the ’schedule’

(that’s government lingo for ’list’).



Currently, any federal agency that has a PR project can pick PR firms

off the GSA schedule of pre-qualified contractors, a select group that

only includes firms that have already passed muster in terms of their

capabilities and pricing.



The first session, scheduled for January 20, will feature an open

dialogue between the GSA and vendors who have already qualified for

federal business.



The GSA wants to learn more about various marketing disciplines so they

can become better ’knowledge brokers.’ The event is invitation-only.



The second session, on January 25, is designed to instruct firms -

ranging from advertising and PR shops to Internet and graphic design

agencies - on how to get onto this list of qualified vendors. Admission

to this seminar will be granted on a first-come, first-serve basis.



No times have been set for the meetings, which will be held in

Arlington, VA. Interested firms should call Jeff Manthos at (703)

305-6085.



Additional information on the public meetings is available at

http://pub.fss.gsa.gov/services/market-svcs. The site provides an

up-to-date list of vendors that have already been given the green light

by the government.



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