Streamline Your Contracts
Function & Amplify Contract
Sales

The Contracts Department Streamline Your Contracts

Streamline Your Contracts Function & Amplify Contract Sales

While working for a small business with less than 10 full-time employees several years back, our Founder, Patty Koshak became acutely aware of the challenges faced by small businesses who want to be successful in the government contracting field. This awakening ignited within her calling to cast her sails in building her own business...and so was birthed The Contracts Department, LLC.

Today, this same passion for helping small- and medium-size businesses succeed is what fuels our desire to approach each of our clients with fresh eyes and develop innovative, custom-made strategies to meet your unique needs.

Our Mission

To provide best-in-class, professional, creative & personable consulting solutions for businesses seeking to streamline the contracts function and amplify contract sales.

About Our Founder & Managing Principal,
Patty Koshak, CFCM — The Contract Connoisseur ™

Diverse Experience, by Design

To ensure that every contract is a win, you need someone with experience – someone professional, personable and attentive, who will take the inside-perspective you need to build innovative solutions that springboard success.

Patty Koshak has the inquisitive nature, insider-perspective and innovative instincts to help you dive deep into the investigations needed to build the efficiencies and solutions that will help you overcome challenges and grow to your intended magnitude:

For over 20 years, Patty has lived and breathed commercial and government contracts, from her humble corporate beginnings as a Contracts Administrator, to planning and managing the federal procurement process for an $85M acquisition, to rising to become a Vice President of Contract Sales.

She has worked for federal government, higher educational institutions, and both small and large commercial organizations. Her experience with the GSA Schedules Program is extensive, from obtaining new Schedules to managing successful pre-award GSA OIG audits.

Well versed in managing small business programs, she has worked closely with purchasing personnel to ensure compliance of small business subcontracting plans; written and responded to RFPs; and been recruited to develop and build contracts departments resulting in significant increases in contract awards, renewals and sales.

Her experience is diverse by design – spanning across industries and facets of the contract acquisition and management process – allowing her to excel at contract acquisition, administration, and advancement.

From gaining momentum in initial contracts wins, to building contracts departments and opening up corporate communication, Patty has the solutions, strategies and results-orientation your team needs to succeed.

Personal Accomplishments & Accreditations:

  • Proven expertise in both sell-side and buy-side capture management.
  • Contract management in federal and commercial markets.
    • Federal, State & Local, K-12 through Higher Education.
    • Commercial corporations, healthcare GPOs, and national cooperatives.
  • GSA, Federal Supply Schedule 36, 70, 71, 84.
  • Certified Federal Contract Manager (CFCM) by the NCMA National Contract Management Association.
  • Wrote RFPs, evaluated and negotiated to award for a DOE Laboratory - Led the acquisition including, writing RFPs, pre-proposal conferences, cost/price analysis, and negotiation to award through closeout.
  • Built profitable commercial contracts departments, including establishment of processes and policies.
  • Sales Rep and internal departments training expert.
  • Proficient in contracts inventory audit.
  • Accreditor and trainer in business certification.
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At The Contracts Department,
we believe that SALES + SERVICE
lead to SELF-SUFFICIENCY

The Contracts Department Sales plus Service

At the Contracts Department, we believe that SALES + SERVICE lead to SELF-SUFFICIENCY

Just when you think that contracts are cold and complicated, let us show you the truly human element to contracts work – the igniter that can advance your contracts function to the next level.

We want to empower you with the solutions & support you need to increase your contract sales and create seamless contract processes that unify your people with a common cause: contract acquisition & management for business success.

"We’re all about “Making contract acquisition an enjoyable & efficient adventure.”

Let us be the catalyst to help you make every contract a “win-win” through expanded organizational communication, financial gains and equality for all desired outcomes in the contracts process.

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Company Data:

  • Woman-Owned Small Business
  • DUNS 080447200
  • CAGE 7RFM3
  • NAICS Codes: (all are authorized for use under the 2017 WOSB Program)
    •  541611 Administrative Management & General Management Consulting Services
      • R410 | Program Evaluation / Review / Development
      • R707 | Contract, Procurement, Acquisition Support
    • 541614 Process, Physical Distribution, and Logistics Consulting Services
    • 541618 Other Management Consulting Services
    • 541990 All Other Professional, Scientific & Technical Services
    • 611430 Professional and Management Development Training

WHAT YOU'LL ENJOY MOST ABOUT WORKING WITH US:

When it comes to all that we can offer you, our client Danny Collins says it best as he describes what we do for his team:

  • Administer, manage, and maintain all contract records, including customer and subcontracts records.

  • Organize and maintain prime and subcontract contract records.

  • Prepare contract summaries and provide complete, current, and accurate data by reporting progress on contract activity and proposing recommendations for action/decision.

  • Serve as point of contact concerning specific contract questions, issues, and problems.

  • Serve as point of contact on contractual matters with our customers’ contracting offices.

  • Foster and maintain sound and reliable relationships with stakeholders.

  • Negotiate contracts, including price, terms, and conditions, and review subsequent contractual documents for legal sufficiency prior to execution.

  • Formulate and negotiate contract and/or subcontract proposal modifications.

  • Provide contractual guidance to service delivery teams on best ways to meet contractual requirements and customer requirements.

  • Participate in review of RFP’s contractual requirements and prepare responses.

  • Create, review, and approve teaming agreements and NDAs.

  • Continual support for RFP responses to ensure compliance with RFP requirements.

  • Maintain up-to-date records in various federal databases, such as SAM.gov and CPARS

Are you ready for this level of support for your team?

Contact us today to elevate the customer experience and leverage Patty Koshak’s strong leadership, communication, and negotiation skills to unify your organization for contract wins.