TechConnect: BidScale Launches Major Product Update
This month’s TechConnect Profile is highlighting Bidscale. Founded in Arlington, Bidscale is a software solution focused on accelerating innovation across the Federal Government. Bidscale breaks down the barriers of the modern federal procurement process to help contracting officers deliver contracts faster, smarter, and easier. To tackle this challenge, the Bidscale team provides four solutions: digital source selection, contract management, advanced procurement analytics and acquisition advisory services.
Arlington Economic Development caught up with the Founder of Bidscale, Tony Kwag, to discuss the company’s newest software revamp, the talent pool in the region and why Bidscale sees Arlington as an ideal place for its business.
Congratulations on your recently released software refresh! Can you discuss what this means for the future growth of Bidscale?
Tony: Bidscale Select is our flagship product and we are very proud of what we just released, it’s going to be huge for our company and for federal government contracting. Some of the updates in the refresh include usability improvements, feature enhancements, and a graphical facelift.
However, the most important shift is our transition to AWS GovCloud, which sets up a clear path to achieve FedRAMP authorization; a key compliance accreditation necessary for deploying software within the Federal Government. It is strategically important to clear this hurdle to accelerate our work within Government.
We have noticed some great videos on your social media pages explaining all the reasons for workers to join the Bidscale team. What are some of the biggest strengths of the tech talent pool in Arlington and Northern Virginia?
Tony: We are a remote company, so employees from all over the country work for us. However, we do have a large group of incredibly talented employees here in both Arlington and in the greater D.C. area.
Arlington is host to several leading firms supporting both the government technology market and commercial industry domains. This leads to a continuously developing technology talent pool that can draw from their government experience while also exploring the bleeding edge of tech paradigms.
Most importantly, we are still hiring. We are looking for product managers, designers, and more. You can find all our open opportunities here: https://www.bidscale.com/careers.
Can you discuss some of the primary reasons you see Arlington as a great place for tech businesses?
Tony: Arlington is centrally located with great access to a thriving government technology market. As a company, we are helping to drive innovation within the Federal Government and to do that, we need people who have both a deep understanding of the technology space and of the federal space, we have found that here in Arlington.
Moreover, as a lifelong Northern Virginia resident, it felt natural to me to start my business in the area I was most comfortable in and had the best network with. Further, I’m proud that Bidscale can bring jobs to an area that I have for so long, called home.
About this Profile Series
Arlington's startup ecosystem has been rapidly expanding over the past five years and is quickly becoming recognized as an established innovation hub in the United States. Since 2015, Arlington-based companies have raised over $1.4 billion in venture capital across 144 deals covering several industries, including software, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, fintech, big data, digital media, and more. AED launched its monthly TechConnect Profiles to highlight and profile companies in our technology startup ecosystem.