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U.S. Department of Education’s Migrant Student Information Exchange
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DHS Program
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USPTO Outreach
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Government Solutions

Kearns & West is a small, woman-owned communications, collaboration and public involvement firm that focuses on stakeholders. The firm provides outreach and education, stakeholder relationship management, public involvement, change management communications, internal communications, and other strategic communications services for government agencies. Kearns & West has a proven record of successful strategic and tactical management services for its clients, having developed national, regional, and local communications programs for more than 25 years. The firm provides services directly to government clients and also teams with prime contractors to provide essential services as a subcontractor.

Kearns & West has a solid track record of translating organizations’ and stakeholders’ ideas into qualitative impact, whether developing complex and effective communications campaigns, taking ideas to the media, investing resources, conducting outreach and training, promoting and developing initializes, using social media, providing on-site support or advancing public education agendas.

Kearns & West specializes in:
    • Change Management Communications
    • Stakeholder Assessments
    • Communications Planning and Implementation
    • Mitigation Plans

    • Collaboration and Facilitation
    • Policy Dialogues
    • Consensus Building
    • Meeting/workshop Planning and Preparation
    • Requirements and Process Development

    • Communications
    • Communication Strategy, Development and Implementation
    • Internal Communications
    • Web-based Tracking and Communication
    • Message Development
    • Outreach Materials Development and Distribution
    • Social Media Planning and Development

    • Event Management
    • Tradeshows
    • Conferences
    • Media events
    • Recognition Ceremonies

    • Public Outreach and Involvement
    • Stakeholder Identification and Issues Assessment
    • Public Involvement Process Design
    • Work Group Convening and Facilitation

    • Strategy
    • Strategic Planning
    • Process Design
    • Strategic Plan Review

    • Training
    • Training Guides
    • Session Facilitation
    • Web-based Promotion


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Using contract vehicles to obtain services is a prompt and efficient solution. The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) provides the following contract vehicles for Kearns & West’s federal customers:

Mission Oriented Business Integrated Services
MOBIS Schedule 874-2: Facilitation Services

Advertising & Integrated Marketing Solutions
AIMS Schedule 541-1000/2/4A/5
GSA AIMS: GS-23F-0253N

GSA AIMS 541.2
Public Relations Services

Market Research and Analysis Services

GSA AIMS 541.5
Integrated Marketing Services

GSA AIMS 541.1000
Other Direct Costs (ODCs) are expenses other than labor hours – Small Business Set Aside

U.S. Census Bureau Public Relations Agencies
NAICS Code 541820-Public Relations Agencies

U.S. Census Bureau Marketing Consulting Services
NAICS Code 541613-Marketing Consulting Services

U.S. Census Bureau Administrative Management and General Management Consulting Services
NAICS Code 541611-Management and General Management Consulting Services