Government FAQ

PRIVATE SECTOR ORGANIZATIONS

SDVOSB stands for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business. First Generation is one of only a handful of vendors with this designation on the Government Services Administration (GSA) Schedule (541). Becoming a certified government supplier requires an extensive, in-depth process of financial statements, work history, and more—a testament to the credible, trustworthy service you will receive from First Generation.

Executive Order 13360 requires that the federal government give three percent of the total value of all prime contract and subcontract awards to SDVOSB agencies each fiscal year. Government contracting officers may restrict competition to SDVOSB companies and award a sole source or set-aside contract to SDVOSB to meet this requirement. Any business conducted with First Generation as a vendor allows you to fulfill the government contractual set-aside requirement.

Stability – Private sector organizations can be confident that First Generation, along with its 32-year history, is a reliable partner desiring to build long-standing relationships with your company. Most government contracts are three to five year projects, meaning steady cash flow for our agency as well as our clients, and consistent staffing for the government. Polished Procedures and Processes – First Generation’s workflow and quality control processes are carefully evaluated in order to be an approved government contractor. These same processes are applied to every project, ensuring a high standard of excellence. Growth – Companies involved in government contracting start out with smaller contracts and work towards larger and larger contract awards. As First Generation prepares for long term growth in the expanding Federal Government marketplace, our private sector clients also benefit from our increasing staff and expertise.

Private sector organizations often do business with the federal government, employing government sales and public affairs staff who handle this type of work. Partnering with First Generation as a vendor with SDVOSB designation will make their bids and proposals more likely to be recognized and accepted. Interested individuals should contact Alexandra Shade to learn more about these opportunities: Email ashade@firstgencom.com or call 610-437-4300.

GOVERNMENT AGENCIES

Executive Order 13360 requires that the federal government give three percent of the total value of all prime contract and subcontract awards to SDVOSB agencies each fiscal year. Government contracting officers may restrict competition to SDVOSB companies and award a sole source or set-aside contract to SDVOSB to meet this requirement. Partnering with First Generation allows your government agency to fulfill the SDVOSB requirement.

As a GSA Schedule contract holder (AIMS 541, Advertising & Integrated Marketing Solutions agency), First Generation is a pre-approved expert in marketing communications. We will assemble a custom team of in-house professionals for your project, able to handle any of the wide variety of needs found on the 541 Schedule.

An Enterprise Zone (EZ) is an area that has been designated as financially distressed and disadvantaged. The purpose of an EZ is to promote job growth and to help municipalities take advantage of business expansion opportunities.

First Generation is eligible for sole source contracts and restricted competition in the state of Pennsylvania.

Since 1987, First Generation has been serving the communications needs of a mixed regional and national client portfolio. We have evolved to meet the growing needs of our clients, adding expert team members and new services to complement an excellent reputation that's more than 30 years in the making.

Years of experience and proven results lend themselves to our expertise in integrated marketing communications, conceptual advertising executions, video production, interactive design and web development, print design and media management, motion graphics and animation, live event production and management, AudioVisual services, and more.

First Generation defines, develops, and delivers successful solutions for financial, healthcare, education, consumer product, manufacturing, and government markets. Some of our clients include The Department of Education, The Department of Veterans Affairs, Olympus America, Mack Trucks, Crayola, and Lehigh Valley Health Network.

Our headquarters is located in Allentown, PA, where we house a full creative team, animation and motion graphics department, video production crew, account staff, and a 75’ x 46’ x 18’ studio with a seamless, wrap-around cyclorama wall. This studio allows us to do much of our production in-house, and is the only studio space for rent in the area that can literally fit a Mack truck. We would know.

SIN-541

541-1, 541-2, 541-3, 541-4A, 541-4B, 541-4D, 541-4E, 541-4F,
541-5, 541-1000

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