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What is SIMPLIX-W?
SIMPLIX-W is the fastest and easist way for you to become an
electronic trading partner with the United States government, as well
as state and local governments, and non-profit organizations. If you
have access to the Internet and the World Wide Web, you can sell your
products and services to these organizations.
What do I need to use SIMPLIX-W?
- Simplix-W is platform independent. As long as you have access
to the World Wide Web and a web browser, you can use SIMPLIX-W.
What information is available?
Requests for Quotations (RFQs) from government buyers and
contract award notices are available. Using your web browser, you
can choose the FSC classes relevant to your business or conduct
keyword searches to see up-to-date information on products you
sell or services you provide. Once you select a RFQ you may
respond to it directly from the web page. You may also see what
a particular site is buying by going to the Simplix web page for
that particular site.
How do I bid?
By filling in the blanks and clicking on the button that submits
How do I know if my bid has been selected?
A message indicating a PO will arrive on your Simplix client home
page. Contract Awards indicating who won the bid and the winning price
are also issued.
How much can I make?
The opportunities are limitless. Simplix clients are currently
averaging sales of $6000 a week and some clients have increased sales
$100,000 a month.
By Presidential Memorandum, strengthened by the Federal
Acquisitions Streamlining Act of 1994 (FASA), the federal government
began accelerating the process of moving from a paper-based system to
an electronic system. Acquisition information such as solicitations,
offers, contracts, purchase orders, invoices, payments, and other
contractual documents will be exchanged between federal users and
commercial suppliers electronically. Beginning in July 1995, Army,
Air Force, and certain Navy sites were authorized to issue electronic
solicitations for purchases up to $100,000. Additionally, Federal
Acquisition Computer Network (FACNET) certified sites are expected
to post 100% of their requirements. Sites that are not yet FACNET
certified are issuing electronic solicitations for purchases up to
Commerce Business Daily (CBD) is the publication listing federal
requests for quotations for items over $25,000 and contract awards
over $25,000 that are likely to result in the award of subcontracts.
FACNET-capable agencies are exempted from CBD posting requirements for
commercial items up to $5,000,000 and for any purchase under $100,000
that is posted on FACNET.
The Department of Defense and the federal government have
approved Simplix as a Value Added Network (VAN) and software
provider. Additionally, the Department of Defense (DoD) is converting
SAACONS, SPEDE, Federal SACONS, and other
electronic initiatives to the standard approach. Companies can access
information from these sources directly through SIMPLIX-W.
As a SIMPLIX-W customer, you have the opportunity to dramatically
increase your sales. Simplix customers have increased their sales by
thousands of dollars per month.
Can you afford not to use Simplix?
||Annual Plan (credit card)
||Annual Plan (check)
|One time network registration fee
mailbox fees, message and connect charges, technical support
1. Ongoing costs during the first month of service
may be less than $75, due to pro-rating.
There is a $25.00 bounced check or rejected credit card fee, per
Simplix supports three billing options: annual payments by check,
annual payments by credit card, and automatic monthly charges by credit
All clients are responsible for paying a one-time network
connection fee of $200.00.
The annual payment plan mandates prepayment of mailbox fees for a
twelve month period. Clients paying in advance receive a $50 prepayment
discount. Thus, the annual mailbox fee is $850/year. (A total of $1,050
is charged the first year, due to the addition of the network
Clients paying the annual fee in advance by cash, check, or money
order receive both the $50 prepayment discount plus an additional
$100 cash discount and thus pay only $750/year. (New clients paying
by cash, check, or money order pay $950 the first year, due to
the addition of the $200 network connection fee.)
Payment in advance is non-refundable.
Clients electing the monthly payment plan provide Visa,
MasterCard, or American Express account information that is
kept on file for the company. Account fees are billed (charged)
in arrears to the credit card on file. Mailbox fees paid on a
monthly basis are $75/month. (A total of $275.00
is charged the first month, due to the addition of the network
Customers receive an electronic invoice each month.
2. The charge for the first month may be less
than $275, due to pro-rating. On-going costs are billed