June 13th, 2011, Washington, D.C. and Cupertino, CA
Constellation Research Group and Rock Creek Strategic Marketing are announcing a teaming agreement for GSA and Federal Contracting. This agreement is one of the first of its kind, between a major federal contractor and a Silicon Valley research firm. In creating this partnership the two companies are looking at the increasing reliance on public-private partnerships as the fuel for new growth. Additionally, this teaming agreement sets the standard for technology companies with no government contracts to be able to break into the federal contracting marketplace.
In essence, the agreement created a Silicon Valley/Washington DC corridor for technology transfer, for experimental projects and for market penetration by technology companies that do not currently have federal contracts, but would like to integrate their product line(s) into this space. The timing of this agreement is ideal as the Federal government relies more and more on partnering with technology firms for solutions and as the Government 2.0 and Smart Grid spaces are growing rapidly.
The two companies will be engaging in cross marketing and educational events, training sessions and are opening invitations for technology companies to begin submitting their products and services to the two firms for consideration of gaining access to pilot projects and other contracting opportunities.
Scott Johnson, Principal at Rock Creek has this to say: “As Federal agencies scramble to implement President Obama’s recent Executive Order requiring improved customer service delivery online and while agencies struggle to keep innovating despite shrinking budgets, the kind of empirical research and actionable technology recommendations and implementations that our combined firms can provide is crucial.”
Ray Wang, CEO of Constellation Research Group had this to say: “We’re looking forward to the synergies from our teams and the opportunities to create innovative and More…