SBM Awarded (BIC) Best in Class Federal Government Contract

SBM was recently awarded a coveted Federal contract by the General Services Administration in the Maintenance Repair Facility Supplies (MRFS) category. Details on this contract are below.

Maintenance Repair Facility Supplies (MRFS)

Maintenance, Repair & Operations Supplies (MRFS) provides fast delivery, low minimum orders, and verified cost savings when you buy. Find the products you need now at GSA Advantage!®.

Offerings and Features

Benefits of using MRFS include:

  • Customers may use GSA SmartPay® or government purchase card;
  • Destination pricing: All orders are Freight on Board Destination;
  • Full offering available on GSA Advantage!® and DoD FedMall;
  • If order exceeds Micro-Purchase Threshold (MPT), must be competitively solicited following FAR 8.4;
  • Spend data from contractors enhances transparency and enables agencies to better manage expenditures and measure cost savings enhances transparency and enables agencies to better manage expenditures and measure cost savings;
  • Low or No Minimum Orders. Minimum order threshold of $25 with no processing fee; minimum order threshold of $0 but an additional fee applies, ranging from no additional fee to $18.00 additional fee, with an average fee of $7.82 across all contractors;
  • Multiple ordering platforms: Contractor websites, phone or fax, brick and mortar stores;
  • Order directly from BPA holder for below minimum orders and expedited shipping orders, fees may apply;
  • Order status and tracking provided for all orders regardless of ordering platform; and
  • Standard delivery CONUS is six business days with expedited delivery options (for a fee).

Serving Our Partners

Using MRFS serves our partners by:

  • Convenient, one-stop shopping;
  • Prompt and cost-effective shipping;
  • Transactional data provided to our customers; and
  • Uniform pricing and less product duplication.

Saving Money

Spend more, save more. Additional tier discounts are triggered when spend thresholds reach pre-negotiated levels with BPA holders. These apply when governmentwide cumulative thresholds are reached on an aggregate spend per contractor.

More Ordering Information

Agencies can order products and access pricing through GSA Advantage!®FedMall, or contractor-operated websites. In addition, agencies may contact vendors directly or visit brick-and-mortar stores, where applicable.

Purchases for MRFS products are made by using the federal SmartPay® 3, government purchase card, or purchase order.

GSA’s Disaster Purchasing Program allows state and local governments to buy supplies and services directly from all GSA Schedules to facilitate recovery from major disaster or facilitate disaster preparation and response. See State and Local Disaster Purchasing for more details for how to order if you are a state or local entity.

MRFS blanket purchase agreements were awarded under Multiple Awards Schedule (MAS) 51V73, and 75.

For help with your order, call the GSA National Customer Service Center (NCSC) toll-free at 800-488-3111, email them at NCSCcustomer.service@gsa.gov , or live chat them at Ask GSA. For further questions on the program, please contact the MRFS team via email at mrfs@gsa.gov

Background

The MRFS Purchasing Channel is a strategic sourcing and category management solution created to streamline the process of purchasing maintenance, repair, janitorial, and sanitation products governmentwide.

The federal government currently spends almost $2.8 Billion a year on MRFS supplies. In partnership with numerous federal agencies, both military and civilian, GSA has established multiple Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs) to address this spend volume. Awarded contractors meet socioeconomic factors such as:

  • Women Owned Small Business;
  • Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business; and
  • Small Disadvantaged Business.

The MRFS solution offers agencies a better way to purchase commonly used products. These are staples needed on a daily basis when working on aircraft and vehicles, or even making repairing repairs.

MRFS has a broad range of items available that include, but are not limited to:

  • Hardware, Tool and Tool Cabinets, and Paints sealants and Adhesives;
  • Items similar to:
    • Hand and power tools;
    • Drills;
    • Tool cabinets;
    • Nuts;
    • Bolts;
    • Hoses and valves;
    • Paints;
    • Paint brushes, Safety equipment; and
    • Portable generators.
  • Items including but not limited to:
    • Cleaning Compounds and Related dispensers;
    • Non-Motorized Cleaning Equipment and Trash Receptacles;
    • Paper Products and Related Dispenser; and
    • Motorized Floor Cleaning Equipment and Accessories.
  • Items similar to:
    • Disinfectants;
    • Degreasers;
    • Glass cleaners;
    • Laundry and dish detergents;
    • Bleach;
    • Hand soaps and sanitizers;
    • Brooms;
    • Mops;
    • Brushes;
    • Trash receptacles and bags;
    • Toilet paper;
    • Paper towels;
    • Facial tissues;
    • Seat liners;
    • Vacuum cleaners;
    • Wet/dry vacs; and
    • Floor buffers polishers and burnishers.

The MRFS Purchasing Channel makes it easier for agencies across government to buy these types of commodities. Purchases from this solution allow customers to comply with the following regulations/mandates:

  • All contractors are AbilityOne-authorized distributors;
  • Diverse socio-economic Contractor pool maintained;
  • Products are Trade Agreement Act compliant; and
  • Sustainable features including:
    • WaterSense;
    • Energy Star; and
    • More.
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2019 SBM Scholarship Award Winner

SBM is very proud to announce the winner of our 2019 SBM Scholarship, Cody VanDyke. Cody is from Milledgeville, Illinois and will soon begin his college career in Agri Business Management. Cody has been a member of the Future Farmers of America since his Freshman year in High School. He will be attending Highland Community College soon and will continue to work at Silver Streak Ag Services while attending school. His goal is to start his own farming business in the near future. Good luck Cody! Pictured from left to right; Tammy Carlson (SBM General Manager), Cody VanDyke, Shannon Richter (SBM President), Herb Richter (SBM Vice-President).

 

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SBM donates $1,228 to April House Children’s Advocacy for Casual for a Cause

       

SBM and Employees recently donated $1,228 to the April House Children’s Advocacy in Morrison, Illinois. This donation was made possible by all SBM employees who participated in SBM’s “Casual for A Cause” Fridays. For the last 6 months, SBM employees can donate $5 every week to Casual for A Cause and they are allowed to wear jeans and dress casual during Friday that week. Thank you to everyone involved for contributing to this great cause! 

 

 

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SBM is Awarded 2018 United Way Outstanding Small Business Award

SBM Small Business Award       

SBM is very appreciative and proud to have been awarded the United Way 2018 Outstanding Small Business Award. This award is given to the Small Business who increases employee and corporate pledge amounts to the United Way. Pictured is SBM’s President, Shannon Richter, accepting the award.

 

 

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SBM donates $1,130 to YWCA for Casual for a Cause

       

SBM and Employees recently donated $1,130 to the YWCA of Sterling. This donation was made possible by all SBM employees who participated in SBM’s “Casual for A Cause” Fridays. For the last 6 months, SBM employees can donate $5 every week to Casual for A Cause and they are allowed to wear jeans and dress casual during Friday that week. Today SBM presented a check for $1,130 to Denise Garcia a representative for the YWCA. Thank you to everyone involved for contributing to this great cause!

 

 

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2018 SBM Scholarship Award Winner


We are proud to announce the winner of the 2018 SBM Scholarship Winner, Alicia Sheddan. Alicia is a very accomplished graduate from Milledgeville High School. Some of her academic accolades include; Freshmen of the Year, Pre-Calculus Student of the Year, Chemistry Student of the Year, High Honors (all 4 years), State Scholar, Sauk Valley Community College President’s List (as a high school senior), 7th Overall Individual at NUIC Scholastic Bowl Tournament, and a 4.16 GPA. Alicia has been accepted and will be attending Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida where she will be pursuing a Bachelor and Masters Degree in Aerospace Engineering. SBM’s President, Shannon Richter presented a check for $500 to Alicia. SBM wishes all the best to Alicia in her future endeavors!

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2017 SBM Scholarship Award Winner


We are proud to announce the winner of the 2017 SBM Scholarship Winner, Dylan Alexander. Dylan is a dedicated student volunteer and outstanding leader! In addition, Dylan was recently accepted into the United States Air Force Academy, where he will be joining a select group of our nation’s finest young people. Congratulations Dylan on your success, we wish you luck. A $500 check was presented to Dylan by Wendy Johnson, and Shannon Richter.

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Sharp Hyakuman Kai Dealer Awarded to SBM

Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America has recognized SBM (Sterling Business Machines, Inc.) as a Hyakuman Kai Dealer. Sharp awards Hyakuman Kai status to outstanding dealers that have achieved $1 million in sales during the past year. This is SBM’s third year in a row of achieving this award. SBM is among a select group of dealers recognized by Sharp from the hundreds of dealers that sell Sharp’s advanced business products and solutions in the U.S.

“The Hyakuman Kai Award reinforces our commitment to Sharp dealers like SBM,” said Doug Albregts, president, Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America. “SBM provides our industry leading and innovative multifunctional products, intuitive software applications, and unparalleled security and support programs; building long-lasting relationships through outstanding customer service. It is an honor to recognize them as a leader among our dealer network.” “Our goal is to provide the Sauk Valley Area businesses with World Class products, support, and help encourage business growth within our communities,” said Herb Richter, Vice-President of SBM. “We are so proud to be a Sharp dealer and look forward to strengthening our customer relationships by supplying the latest technology and document solutions.”

Also recognized at this year’s Sharp Annual Convention was Terry Loring, sales manager of SBM for being in the top 10% of sales production in the Sharp dealer community. “This is a tribute to Terry’s dedication, knowledge, and commitment to his customers,” said Herb Richter.

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