About the Company
Robert D. Grimm established RDG Consulting, Inc., in January 1999. Prior to founding RDG, Bob enjoyed a 25-year corporate career, spending 20 of those years working for large contractors in the area of federal contracts.
During his corporate career, Bob honed his skills and earned a reputation as a subject matter expert, innovative thinker and doer, and common-sense practitioner relative to federal contracting particularly in the area of Federal Supply Schedules.
Bob became increasingly aware of how desperately commercial-product companies needed expertise in the federal contracting arena and set his sights on determining how to best satisfy that need. After carefully considering and integrating input from industry executives, Bob struck out on his own to share his expertise with industry at large.Core Competencies
For suppliers and manufacturers who are seeking their first government contracts or wish to expand their business base with the federal government, Bob Grimm brings a wealth of experience in "cutting the red tape" relative to government contracting. His services permit clients to eliminate the hassles of dealing with government bureaucrats and free them to focus on their core competencies.
Prior to founding RDG Consulting, Inc., Bob was national director of the federal government segment in the corporate account group at Roche Diagnostics (formerly Boehringer Mannheim), where he:
Prior to joining Boehringer Mannheim Diagnostics, Bob spent 13 years with two major contractors in the aerospace industry, managing large Department of Defense prime and subcontracts for systems deployed on notable aircraft such as the F-14, F-15, the Space Shuttle and the B-2 Stealth Bomber.
Subsequent to his responsibility for managing the above noted contracts, Bob was selected from 120 internal applicants to be the contracts and pricing expert on Sundstrand Corporation’s corporate compliance team, where he served for three years.
Having served in a variety of functional positions, such as the national director for federal accounts, as well as having been manager of programs, purchasing, and contracts and compliance, Bob developed a thorough understanding of the contracting process and the government’s procurement rules and business expectations.
Bob is a Certified Professional Contract Manager (CPCM) through the National Contract Management Association (NCMA), which in 1991 named him a fellow for his achievements and contributions to the profession of government contracting.
He holds an undergraduate degree in finance, cum laude, from Ohio State University and an M.B.A. from Baldwin-Wallace College.Vision
We strive to exceed our client’s expectations at each encounter. Values
At RDG Consulting, Inc., we are:
The objectives of RDG Consulting, Inc., are straightforward:
The National Contract Management Association requires that Certified Professional Contract Managers (CPCM) complete a minimum of 60 hours of continuing education every five years in order to remain certified. Bob Grimm was recertified again in 2007 – for the fourth time – accumulating over 76 hours of continuing education. The following courses, conferences and seminars are just a small sampling of the continuing education.
Microgenics, a division of Thermo-Fisher
Tri-Star Engineering Co.
Cell Robotics International
U.S. Biopsy, Inc.
Radiometer America, Inc.
Third Wave Technologies
Alfa Wassermann USA
Enhanced Vision Systems, Inc.
Disetronic (Div. of Roche Diagnostics)
College of American Pathologists
Industries Served: ALL
Diagnostic products and reagents
Environmental Cleanup and Remediation
Computer and Information Technology
Medical Supplies and Devices
Professional & Allied Healthcare Staffing
Engineering and Professional Services
Hard goods manufacturing
"As vice president of legal and regulatory affairs at Roche Diagnostics, it falls within my responsibility to participate in the process of contracting with the federal government, and overseeing the response we make to government audits of all kinds. We have a substantial amount of business with the federal government, and our relationship with the federal government is very important to us.
"During his tenure at Roche, I worked closely with Bob Grimm on a number of issues relating to our government contracts. All of these matters involved issues that were highly complex, required the assembly and analysis of massive factual data, and involved large sums of money. In every case, Bob was well-versed in the regulations, diligent and committed. He knew the regulatory environment, [and] he structured our arguments and organized our response. He did an excellent job, and produced outstanding results in each case.
"Although Bob’s technical and organizational skills are excellent, many of these administrative issues are not settled strictly on the merits of the legal arguments. Relationships with contracting officers are important, as well as how auditors feel they are treated. I watched Bob on a number of occasions while he interacted with government representatives. In every case, he was able to establish a rapport that was invaluable, and had a significant impact on the ultimate outcome of whatever issue was being addressed.
"Bob is a very practical and effective expert on contracting with the federal government. I recommend him very highly. As a matter of corporate policy, Roche Diagnostics does not provide references for former employees. Please accept this letter as my personal recommendation for Bob, based on my own work experiences with him over the last five years."
"Words cannot begin to express our enormous gratitude to you for helping us to achieve what we thought was impossible… the GSA contract award. We are a small company and because we lacked the manpower and know-how to successfully secure this, it never would have happened without your professional expertise.
"The GSA contracting officer in Texas, responsible for processing our account, said that this was the quickest contract awarding he had seen. All the paperwork was in perfect compliance, thanks to your diligence and perseverance. You guided us every step of the way to ensure that we fulfilled all the requirements, followed the correct format, and that every 'i' was dotted, every 't' crossed.
"Your continual follow-up with the officer and us was beyond the call of duty, but certainly much appreciated."
"As the reviewing attorney, I thank you for spending the time upfront in putting together one of the best novation agreement files I have had the opportunity to work on. The file submitted by Mr. Grimm was very nearly complete upon first submittal, was in logical order and tabbed, making my review much less burdensome than is normal. …
"Due to Mr. Grimm’s attention to detail and his ability to adhere to the requirements of the Federal Acquisition Regulation, this office was able to process the novation agreement without undue delay to either your company or to the government."
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