If the Government Quote Request is directed to us we will typically quote these direct and will never give them to a client to quote. However, for all other quotes (which is about 99.9% of the rest) we partner with our clients instead of quoting the government directly.
As of 2018 we have over 236 manufacturers on board with us. This means the pricing you receive from us is priced competitively helping you to win more bids.
Yes we have several Contract Mil-Spec Packaging Facilities we can recommend. They will take your contract and decipher the packaging requirements making sure your order is packaged properly. In addition, they will invoice for you using the governments invoicing systems which simplifies the process even further. Without properly packaging to your contract specifications you can expect your items to be returned back to you thus delaying payment. We highly recommend the use of a mil-spec packaging service. The typical cost for packaging is about $150 per contract. We have about 5 companies we recommend based on a good track record.
You will be paid directly by the US Government. Payment to you will be ACH from the US Treasury by the same method and bank you set up using Sam.gov
New customer terms are typically 50-90% down at time of order, balance due at time of shipping.
It depends on many factors, but in general we look at the latest procurement history and base our markup on sharing the difference. Since we handle a lot of the overhead for you it works out for both parties.