With the recent switch from Industrial Regional Benefits (IRB) to Industrial Technological Benefits (ITB), prime contractors must now identify at least 30% of their transactions for the program they are bidding on in their Value Proposition. It is now more important than ever to begin establishing your relationship with and the value you can bring to a prime before the contract is awarded.
OMX makes it easy to get noticed by a prime through a number of tools, the most basic of which is to join their 'Supplier List.'
To join a prime's interested supplier list:
1. Search for the Prime or Tier 1 in OMX.
2. Click on the name of the Prime or Tier 1 in the search results to be taken to their public profile on OMX.
3. Click on the 'Join Supplier List' button in the upper right corner of the profile.
4. Looking at it from the Prime or Tier 1's perspective, they will now see the supplier's name (Reliable Aerospace Components) in their 'Interested Supplier' list. Joining this list makes it much easier for Primes and Tier 1s to identify suppliers for offsets when putting together their Value Propositions.