Iowa APEX Request for Counseling


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  • I request counseling assistance from Iowa State University CIRAS-Procurement Assistance. I understand and agree to participate in and return requested quarterly surveys within 7 days of request as they are designed to evaluate the Procurement Assistance services. As a client, I realize that I will occasionally receive notices, announcements, and marketing materials designed to inform and assist me.

    I further understand the following:

    Active Clients Can Expect:Responsibilities of an Active Client Include:
    CIRAS APEX will provide:
    • One-on-One counseling on selling your products/services to the government (city, county, state, and federal)
    • Customized government contracting action plan
    • Customized procurement data reports and market research
    • Customized bid match emails to identify bid opportunities
    • Guidance on government registrations & certifications
    • Reviews of bid/proposals
    • Educational workshops and training events
    • Networking and matchmaking events
    • Interpretation of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Iowa code
    • Confidentiality on all matters discussed
    CIRAS APEX Will Not:
    • Provide guidance on selling to non-profits or commercial sectors
    • Market your products/services on your behalf
    • Recommend pricing for your proposals
    • Write your proposals
    • Assist with finding or obtaining grants
    • Contact agencies on your behalf
    What we expect:
    • Engagement
      • To remain an Active client, you must receive 30 minutes of one-on-one counseling or attend one APEX event in a 12 month period.
    • Communication
      • Notification of major company changes (i.e. move locations, new POCs)
      • Updates in company capabilities and certifications
    • Completion of Quarterly Survey
      • Provide feedback on services provided
      • Report any Federal, State or Local Contract or Subcontract Awards Information

    I understand that if the expectations of this Service Commitment are not met, CIRAS APEX reserves the right to change my status from Active to Inactive. By submitting this form, I certify the above information is correct.

    By my signature below, and in consideration of CIRAS-Procurement Assistance furnishing of procurement, management, or technical assistance, I waive all claims against Iowa State University, CIRAS-Procurement Assistance personnel and its host organization(s).

    I understand that there are no warranties or assurance in connection with the counseling assistance. This agreement must be executed by an authorized official of the Client company or organization.

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