Alternative Technology

Alternative Technology

September 08, 2005 07:01 ET

Alternative Technology Launches an Agent Program for VARs Looking to Bid on GSA Contracts; Business Solutions for Business Problems Using Technology

ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(CCNMatthews - Sep 8, 2005) -

Alternative Technology, a specialty distributor based in Englewood, Colo., this week launched an agent program for VARs looking to bid on GSA contracts.

Under the program that was unveiled at the company's partner conference in Broomfield, Colo., Alternative will manage the GSA process and recruit the vendors that will be part of the program. Vendors that have signed up for the GSA program include Alternative Technology's 24/7 One Call Support, Packeteer, Vericept, Eicon, Rajant and BNX.

The core concept behind the program is for Alternative to leverage its services to bid on contracts that are in turn fulfilled by solution providers.

General Services Administration (GSA) refers to the agency of the U.S. Federal Government that manages purchasing. When a company applies for and gets onto the GSA Schedule, it means they have been approved as a vendor, and have committed to specific terms and pricing. This simply means that our VAR partners can be protected from "low balling" by beltway bandits who may try to steal the transaction from the reseller. In no way does this interfere with VARs that may already have their own GSA schedule.

Alternative Technology's (AT's) GSA program allows vendor partners and VARs to participate on our GSA schedule. AT's primary focus is to capture government and security related opportunities. The program entails working with many VARs across the country that are actively engaged in both the state and local markets as well as VARS that have a value added focus to federal government agencies.

This schedule will allow authorized resellers with state and local customers to procure products off of our GSA schedule. There is a growing segment of our reseller community that can reap the benefits of this program.

About Alternative Technology

Alternative Technology is the leading specialty distributor for Value Added Resellers who need products and services targeted at Thin-client/Server-based Computing, Edge Infrastructure, Security and Wireless markets. Driving the widespread adoption of leading edge technologies by bridging the gaps between products and services to solve critical business problems, Alternative identifies business issues that are key to our markets and offer multi-vendor solutions that drive demand back through our reseller partners. Alternative Technology, headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, has offices in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; Carlsbad, California, and Mississauga, Canada. For more information, go to:, e-mail: or call toll-free: 800.544.7674 (USA), or 866.240.9991 (Canada).

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