Shield Healthcare has been providing disposable home care medical supply products, including products to support the treatment of incontinence, urological problems, ostomy, enteral nutrition, wound care and diabetes, for over 60 years. Recently, the company decided to tap into new markets by bidding on government contracts. As the company was researching government bids, they decided they needed help in finding the right opportunities for their business, and that’s when they discovered BidNet.
After researching BidNet, Shield Healthcare felt that it provided the ideal solution to find more relevant government bids for their business. Jeff Lichtenstein, Director of Purchasing for Shield Healthcare, said that with BidNet, the company receives more bid opportunities and that BidNet makes it “easy to see the opportunities at a glance”, thanks to the Bid Alert® Bulletins that BidNet sends to his inbox every day. Mr. Lichtenstein mentioned that they are currently pursuing six different bid opportunities and that without BidNet, they would have never known about the bids.
Mr. Lichtenstein mentioned one of his favorite things about BidNet’s service is the Bid Alert® notification. He likes that the Bid Alert® arrives in his inbox first thing in the morning, providing him with a summary of all the bids relevant to Shield Healthcare’s business at the top of the notice and allowing him to check them out right away. He appreciates how BidNet categorizes bid opportunities based on industry codes related to customers’ businesses and that as a result, the bid suggestions he receives from BidNet are precisely targeted to the products that Shield Healthcare sells.
Mr. Lichtenstein states that with BidNet’s help, Shield Healthcare has an advantage over the competition: by providing his company with new bids every day, BidNet keeps Shield Healthcare up-to-date about new opportunities and one step ahead of the competition. He also stated that since starting to use BidNet’s services, Shield Healthcare has won several contracts which have helped the business grow.