Local Small Business Helps Disabled Vets Get Back in the Race
Peter Harsch Prosthetics (PHP), a small business located in San Diego, California, has gained quite a reputation for providing excellent patient care. As a family-run prosthetic clinic with a focus on fitting active amputees with high-performance artificial limbs, this is no easy feat. Nonetheless, the company expects 100 percent patient satisfaction and is committed to provide this no matter how long it may take. PHP’s hard work and dedication to their patients recently landed them a $14,000,000 Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
While an expert in prostheses, the company does not consider themselves government contracting experts. However, with the majority of their patients receiving VA benefits, the company definitely knew they needed to pursue contracting opportunities with the VA. They quickly realized they needed some help in this area. By word of mouth, they stumbled upon San Diego Contracting Opportunities Center (SDCOC), a program that assists small businesses with government contracting at no cost.
SDCOC staff first began working with Peter Harsch Prosthetics in November 2012, shortly after the company opened and provided assistance on registrations, certifications, and government marketing strategies. After successfully landing numerous individual purchase orders with the VA, the company decided to compete for a much larger IDIQ multiple award contract. SDCOC staff Ken Adam and Trisha Ferrand assisted the company in putting together the proposal and pricing for the opportunity. The company’s proposal was a success, as they were recently notified they are one of three successful San Diego based companies awarded the VA’s IDIQ contract for prostheses. This new VA contract will streamline the purchasing process, making it much easier for these wounded warriors and high performance athletes to get back on track and back into the race.