Divine Imaging, Inc. Captures $5.5 Billion General Services Administration Contract
Reprinted from: Business Wire
January 22, 2020
MALIBU, Calif.-- Divine Imaging Inc., a woman-owned, small business federal government contractor based in Malibu, was recently named by the US General Services Administration as an awardee of the coveted $5.5 billion Second Generation Information Technology (2GIT) Blanket Purchase Agreement contract. The contract vehicle was designed with the Air Force’s specific needs in mind. However, 2GIT is now open to all federal buyers as a reliable, flexible, fast and efficient way to obtain best-value solutions for complex IT hardware requirements.
“... we are grateful! This win is the culmination of hundreds of hours of work and it is a reflection of the confidence that our government customers have in us.”
“Federal government buying practices are constantly evolving with the markets and new technology. Divine strives to keep up with the changing needs of our federal government customers and Divine team member Hank Williams, graduate of Notre Dame and now Divine's Operations Executive and Contracts Manager, had the skills and work ethic to take this contract over the goal line to victory!”, said Divine Imaging founder and President Kimberly Devane. "We could not have obtained this award without Hank," proclaimed Divine CEO Larry Abbott.
“The 2GIT program is a great example of how GSA is developing IT solutions that help the federal government meet its mission-critical needs,'' said GSA Assistant Commissioner of Information Technology Category Bill Zielinski. “2GIT also demonstrates GSA’s commitment to working in true partnership with our customer agencies to help them navigate complex acquisition and IT modernization challenges with solutions that will evolve to deliver on government’s current and future needs.”
Kimberly Devane, Divine Imaging’s Founder/President, launched the business in 2001 reselling office products and soon expanded into “multiple categories” including IT Products, Consumer Electronics and New Technology through the General Services Administration’s Multiple Awards Schedule program.
The company is headquartered in the Old Malibu Courthouse, a building owned by Kimberly Devane and her husband Larry Abbott. The company provides high paying job opportunities to a diverse team of talented professionals who have been with the company an average of over eight years each. The company is always seeking new Sales and DBA talent to accommodate the demands of its most recent contract award. "After a long year of focused work, it sure feels good to WIN..." stated Larry, Hank, and Kim.
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Kimberly Devane, owner of Divine Imaging in Malibu, secures Major Defense Contract worth $60 million
Reprinted from: The Malibu Times
March 31, 2017
A locally owned and woman-run business has just won a major contract from the Department of Defense that could be worth as much as $60 million. Kimberly Devane, who owns and started Divine Imaging in Malibu, just pulled off this business coup, beating out 23 other competitors for the multi-million-dollar deal.
A Malibu resident for more than 20 years, Devane started Divine Imaging 15 years ago. Her company provides goods and services to government agencies including the General Services Administration, the Defense Logistics Agency and now the DOD that includes the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines. With nearly two dozen contracts, Divine Imaging supplies products as diverse as tactical gear, hardware, hospitality products, packing and shipping supplies, IT products, consumer electronics, computers and their related items, machinery and audio visual products. Devane told The Malibu Times, “This is a broad contract where we’re able to sell just about everything and the kitchen sink.”
Winning this new multi-million-dollar contract with the DOD took three years, but Devane called the process a “team effort,” explaining, “It was my husband and CEO Larry Abbott who took leadership on this. My company has been flying under the radar. We’ve been growing. We became aware of this contract and we were asked to participate. And three years later, after a lot of stress and time on the whole team’s behalf, we won it.
“We are only one of nine awardees in the world,” she continued. “We won it because we have a track record of 15 years of being an honorable, hard-working company that basically does our job and we’re nice to people.”
Devane’s company has a 90-percent past performance rating that all companies are required to have to score big government work.
Being a small company that is woman owned may have had advantages, too, as Devane explained.
“We’re flexible because we’re a small company. We can make changes on the dime,” she said. “Other companies — larger ones — it’s harder for them to compete for these contracts because they ask a lot of you and sometimes making decisions at larger companies takes months, and so we were able to really accommodate the contract and make changes as they deemed fit right along the way.
“With the help of the employees at the DOD, who I think support and acknowledge small, women-owned businesses, it helped us take it over the goal line, too,” Devane said. “Having worked in government, I can tell you that the GSA and civilian and military employees are some of the hardest working people on planet earth. As soon as I think my workload is high, their workload is tremendous. Their work is intense. As a vendor, I try to give them as good work as I can so it makes their job a little bit easier. You submit a bid and it gets refined over time. Things change in the government and then you finally get an award. It’s been a three-year-long process. It wasn’t a surprise.”
Devane runs her company out of the old Malibu courthouse on Pacific Coast Highway that she calls an iconic piece of Malibu history. She bought the building after winning one of her first big contracts 10 years ago. She averages 15 employees, many of them women.
“One of the most beautiful things is I’ve been able to hire mostly women, empower women and give them great jobs,” she commented. “I pay them well and help them become entrepreneurs and hopefully, as they say, help the next one in line. Always be humble and kind. That’s our motto.”
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