Vancouver, BC, Canada - (October 21, 2004) - Carmanah Technologies Corporation (TSX VE: CMH; Berlin and Frankfurt Stock Exchanges: QCX), is pleased to announce that it has been designated as a Federal Supply Contractor for the General Services Administration (GSA) in the United States. Under contract number GS-07F-0513M, Carmanah will now provide solar-powered LED lights through the GSA Federal Supply Schedule to U.S. federal government agencies.
"Carmanah products have proven themselves in terms of quality, reliability, and competitive pricing," stated Art Aylesworth, Carmanah's CEO. "We can now supply directly to the U.S. federal government as a pre-approved supplier, which greatly improves the efficiency of our sales program."
Federal agencies such as the US Coast Guard, the US Navy, etc. can now place orders directly with Carmanah through the GSA Schedule Contract. Since receipt of its Federal Supply Contractor designation on September 4, 2002, Carmanah has sold more than $180,000 in products off of the GSA Schedule.
As a Federal Supply Contractor, Carmanah has agreed to fixed prices with the General Services Administration, which eliminates the long, expensive bidding process. Prices are determined to be reasonable by Contracting Officers, who compare the prices and discounts the company offers the government with those offered to commercial customers.
Carmanah's U.S. federal government customers can now also order its products using the "GSA Advantage!" online ordering system. In addition, all GSA contracting opportunities over $25,000 are advertised on the "FedBizOpps" website (www.fedbizopps.gov). Suppliers are able to register to receive e-mail notification of opportunities in their areas of interest. This enhances Carmanah's ability to reach customers seeking its solar-powered LED lighting products.
About the General Services Administration
The General Services Administration (GSA) is one of three central management agencies in the U.S. federal government. The GSA is committed to bringing best practices and the latest technology to the U.S. federal government while leveraging the large federal market to provide the government the best value for commercial-quality goods and services.
On Behalf of the Board of Directors
Carmanah Technologies Corporation
Praveen Varshney, Director
For further information, please contact.
Mr. David Davies
Telephone: (250) 382-4332
Mr. Praveen Varshney, Director
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