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Your success IS our business!

"I just wanted to let you know how pleased we are with the ALICorp website. It is very user friendly and downloads are a snap. Also, the tech support you provide is unbeatable - very friendly and very knowledgeable. The site allows us to customize our portfolio and to download only the quotes we want to bid on. You have been a great help and have been there to answer all of our questions. ALI saves us time and money and has increased our government sales tremendously.
Thank you very much!"
Terry C.


In order to engage in electronic contracting with the U.S. Government (which is now required), a company has three options:

  1. Free U.S. Government websites: DIBBS, NECO, TACOM, FedBizOpps, GSA and WAWF to name a few. You are lumped in there with all the other 500,000 companies that want a share of the DLA, DoD and GSA contracts.
  2. Bid Service VAN (Value Added Network): Abstract data companies that copy the data from the government websites, add some peripheral information such as Award History, and either email you the information or place it on their own websites. You are on your own the rest of the way.
  3. A Full Service VAN: A data communication company that has EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) capability to exchange contracting documents between your Business and Government (B2G) and other Businesses (B2B). They also supply other critical information to compliment this data, giving an advantage to their customers over those who rely on the free government sites and the bid service VANs.

If you are shopping for a VAN to give you this advantage, you need a checklist that tells you what is available from, the number one VAN in this business, and why the top selling companies dealing with DLA, DoD, and GSA use us - even when they can do it all for free.

Our clients are successful because we provide them with everything they need to be successful. Check out this small sampling of the invaluable benefits available to you when you choose, then click on the link at the bottom of the page to compare our services.

  • Government upload/download in REALTIME - instantaneous - no delays!
  • Easy-to-use website
  • Instant access to new RFQ's
  • Manage your own search profile; you're in charge and don't have to ask us to do it. Your search profile can help you focus in on opportunities without needing to wade through hundreds of RFQs for items you don't sell.
  • Create filters that will work with your search profile to highlight RFQs for items critical to your company.
  • Access to your data 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
  • Distributors - send quote requests directly to your suppliers. can also create a PO for your supplier when an award is received.
  • to submit your quotes directly to the Government.
  • Awards are sent into our system directly from the Government, usually 4-8 hours before they are posted on the DIBBS website. EDI awards make the creation of an invoice fast and accurate.
  • Receive award notices for orders you lost; you will be more competitive next time and you can you can protest the award if you decide to do so.
  • Submit your shipping documents and invoices directly from our website (SAMMs, MOCAS, WAWF, Receiving Reports and RFID tag numbers).
  • has the fastest and most accurate invoicing system available - especially important for Long Term Contract holders.
  • Receive Remittance Advice Reports from DFAS through the system
  • Drawings, research, and 45 years of historical data at your fingertips - our research capabilities are the best in the business
  • Cutting-edge, secure FTP system
  • Secure, mirrored backup web site
  • Real-time, expert customer service:12 hours a day, 6 days a week - TOLL FREE
  • Less than 0.1% unscheduled system down time
  • The security of doing business with the #1 VAN for 15 straight years

Click HERE to view the Service Comparison

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