Mondak Portables, LLC
We had contacted Keith Olson from Williston SBDC about certifying as a 100% woman owned company last fall. He referred us to Dave Kleppe from Bismarck PTAC to help us. At that time we were also interested in getting into Federal Contracting. Keith told us that Dave Kleppe could help us with that also. We scheduled an appointment with Dave to meet. We also received an invitation from Sherri Komrosky to a Proposal Writing & Cost Strategies Workshop in Fargo that was put on by SBA. We decided to go to the workshop the same week as meeting with Dave Kleppe. We had registered with SAM online but didn't know were to go from there. The workshop was very informative and started leading us in the right direction.
Dave Kleppe helped us self-certify with SBA as a Small Business and 100% Woman Owned. He gave us many suggestions to improve our data on SAM and SBA. Dave set our BidMatch program up for us. Dave helped us navigate through fbo.gov online, understanding the terminology. We have called Dave to help us place a bid and show us what is required. He did online training over the phone with us. We placed 3 bids for 150 Handi Capped Portable Toilets for 3 Air Force Bases. There were one in North Dakota, Montana and Wyoming. We lost the bids in North Dakota and Montana, but won the bid in Wyoming. The bid is for two years for 150 Toilets. I called Dave while processing my first invoice through Wide Area Work Flow. He was very helpful.
We are thankful for all the help we have received. We are proceeding to look for more opportunities every day through BidMatch. We are going to the North Dakota Government Procurement Fair on April 3rd in Grand Forks. We are hoping to secure more contracts in the North Dakota and Minnesota area.