Van Eperen Renews GSA AIMS Schedule

“Van Eperen understands the needs of government agencies and takes pride in developing internal communication programs, as well as public outreach programs, with compelling content to ensure measurable results,” said Laura Van Eperen, CEO.

N. BETHESDA, Md. February 15, 2018

Van Eperen, an integrated communications agency specializing in public relations, marketing, social media and digital strategy and advertising, has been renewed by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), which will enable the firm to continue to offer high-quality marketing and public affairs counsel to agencies of the federal government.

As a full-service communications firm located in Maryland, with offices in North Bethesda and Baltimore, Van Eperen is a 100 percent woman-owned and operated small business, eligible to help meet set-aside goals.

“Van Eperen understands the needs of government agencies and takes pride in developing internal communication programs, as well as public education and outreach programs, with compelling content to ensure measurable results,” said Laura Van Eperen, CEO. “We have a proven track record of working successfully with government agencies such as SAMHSA, Indian Health Service and the U.S. Air Force to meet their missions.”

Founded in 2004, the Maryland PR and Marketing firm has a robust team of professionals who develop and deliver effective internal and external communications plans and programs, conferences/meetings, and materials. The team background includes public affairs and information offices, associations and nonprofits, newsrooms and the corporate world, and they fully understand the nuances necessary to work with government and non-government audiences.

Van Eperen's GSA contract number is GS-07F-0312T for SINS 541-2 Public Relations Services, 541-4D Conference, Events and Tradeshow Planning Services (Small Business Set-Aside), and 541-1000 Other Direct Costs. The firm’s services include internal and external planning and outreach; conferences, meetings and tradeshows; market research; multi-media communications; and collateral development. The renewed contract period is March 28, 2017 to March 27, 2022.

Van Eperen has also successfully completed the registration process for the U.S. federal government's System for Award Management (SAM), a database of businesses or organizations that wish to do business with the federal government under a Federal Acquisition Regulation based contract.

About Van Eperen
Van Eperen is an award-winning integrated communications agency serving regional, national and international clients in the public and private sectors and membership associations in higher education, economic development/real estate, and health/science, and transportation sectors. Founded in 2004, the Maryland PR firm is a certified minority business enterprise (MBE) / disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE). Led and staffed by former journalists, the agency blends PR, digital, social and creative strategies to drive meaningful results. For more information follow @VanEperenAgency on Twitter and visit vaneperen.com.

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