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Arkansas Procurement Technical Assistance CenterPhone: 501-671-2390Email: PTAC@uada.edu
by Kim Magee - March 30, 2022
Government Supply Services (GSS) is an online supplier of office, technology, breakroom,
janitorial, medical first aide and safety supplies. Services include construction management and hospital sterilization
chamber cleaning services.
It is rare to hear of small businesses in Arkansas participating in airport and highway
construction work. GSS, as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) subcontractor,
has been able to partner with large prime contractors to supply various products under
the supply codes that they were approved for by the Arkansas Department of Transportation
(ARDOT). GSS has also achieved certifications as a Certified Minority Business (MBE),
Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), and Historically Underutilized
Business Zones (HUBZone) certified business.
Owner Greg Modica, as the youngest of 11 children, has an interesting background as
a child of a World War II Navy Veteran and a licensed pilot. After serving in the
military for eight years and starting his non-military career as a plant/project manager
for a Fortune 500 company, Modica's passion for entrepreneurship continued to nag
In 2008, Modica attended a procurement conference prior to starting his business,
where he first became aware of the services offered by Arkansas PTAC and has attended
many of our trainings since that time. In 2009, Modica founded GSS.
GSS is operated out of Modica’s hometown of El Dorado but has no storefront as all
its business is conducted through the internet, selling more than 50,000 products
GSS has been successful in the government marketplace. The company currently has an
active Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) State of Arkansas office supply
contract for $6 million. This type of contract provides for an indefinite quantity
of supplies or services during a fixed period of time. GSS also holds two other active
Arkansas DBE contracts with a total value of $300,000.
Through his tenure as an Arkansas PTAC client, Modica has been served by PTAC Counselors
Debra Garcia, Max Franks, and Liz Russell.
“They have been great in getting out resources and directing us to resources to help
us grow our business in the federal and state marketplace,” Modica said.
He mentioned other ways in which his counseling team assisted he and his business,
including “updating System for Award Management (SAM) vendor registration, providing
excellent trainings, making sure that North American Industry Classification System
(NAICS) codes were updated, sending bid opportunities, answering questions about Federal
Acquisition Regulations (FAR), being available for whatever questions we had, and
informing us of procurement conferences.”
He also complimented their rapid email responses.
“All of these things are so important to a small business,” Modica added.
Connect with our Arkansas PTAC counselors at 501-671-2390 to learn how you may also
be able to expand your business through government contracting.