Exterior Restoration Specialist
If you guys have questions feel free to ask Phil
It depends on what kind of business you want to go for. I would start by going to your state, city and county government procurement offices to see what they require. Some require that you pre register with them while others have no such limitations. Most probably have web sites that announce bids that come up and you shouldy be able to register on those sites to get email alerts when new bids are issued.Phil, What is the typical procedure to get on the bid list for govt. contracts?
Wgy is it that the government generally has asked for a IKECA certification for kitchen hood cleaners when it is clearly evident that IKECA does nothing to train it's members to clean correctly and there are other clearly better certification programs out there or a self documentation and performance programs the government has in place to keep contractors accountable.
He is , you didn't ask a question about Gov contracts. Please do not bait him in debate about the misuse these orgs have.
We all know good ole boys games go on.
If your company is not certified then your bid will not be considered in compliance with the specification when the bids are opened. Your only option is to attempt to get that removed from the requirement prior to the bid due date. You would need to write a protest letter to the buyer stating that you believe there is no reason to include the certification in the specification. The buyer would then have to review the issue and justify its inclusion.It was a question about government contracts. I have 2 RFP for hood cleaning that both specificly address an IKECA certification. This summer Henrico County VA had the same wording for thier schools yet when asked they can not say why they ask for a IKECA certification. In speaking to teh GAO who oversees government contracts they also have no guidelines at all on the issue.