My name is Jeff Rubenstein and I'm the Founder and President of GovQuote. I’ve been an auxiliary police officer for 20 years, and prior to that was an Assistant Chief with a fire-rescue department. Over my years, I’ve seen incredible opportunities missed in regards to government organizations saving money and time because every city, county, town and village buys independently.
If the 90,000 government agencies in the United States worked together, we’d be the largest purchasing organization in the world, but we don’t, and most cities have the buying power of a small company. It’s a wasted opportunity. About 5 years ago I decided to do something about it. I made the decision to quit my job and start this organization.
Our mission is to make government procurement more efficient and transparent through the use of technology. It’s that simple. We provide the first digital platform for agencies to request quotes for purchases below RFP thresholds, where thousands of companies can respond with pricing, virtually in real-time. We do not charge a percentage of the transaction because we want small businesses, with lower margins, to be able to compete with the larger organizations that typically can afford fee-based systems. That’s why we do what we do.
Since 2010, our solutions have saved government agencies millions of dollars in both time and money, by giving them access to the most advanced purchasing platform for products and services. We've helped countless agencies strategically source companies from the entire pool of government contractors, not just the few they know about.
We developed this platform with the mandate that we do not add any additional complexity to an agency's existing quoting process. In fact, it’s been designed to significantly reduce the time and effort required to follow current agency processes for gathering multiple quotes.
We do what we do because we care. GovQuote has been built by people who understand procurement, and designed for people who do procurement day in and day out. We are confident when you start using the platform you will save both time and money for your agency.