Partner with IronGlove Studio
IronGlove Studio is the go-to partner for top-tier agencies and government organizations needing bespoke web and software development services. Our seasoned developers and designers have a proven commercial and non-profit track record of delivering innovative, high-quality solutions that meet complex government requirements. With our expertise in cutting-edge technologies, we create robust, scalable, and user-friendly web and software applications that are secure and reliable. Our comprehensive list of capabilities, available online or for download, showcases our ability to provide end-to-end solutions tailored to our client's needs. We take pride in being a dependable partner for government organizations seeking to enhance their digital capabilities, streamline their operations, and improve their online presence.
Work with Experienced Innovators
Are you in need of outsourcing part or all of your design, web application, or software development project? As a smaller organization with a focus on small and mid-sized businesses, we possess the agility and expertise to take on projects that may not be suitable for larger, primary-contract firms.
Our development capabilities encompass a wide range of technologies including PHP with Laravel, Drupal, WordPress, and e-commerce platforms, along with .NET capabilities for industrial applications. Prosumer and professional hosting environments are not a problem, ensuring we’re capable of meeting nearly any technical demand whether a project is physically hosted or in the cloud. We also offer a suite of services such as web and print design, SEO, SEM, and behavioral analytics to ensure your project meets your customer’s expectations.
All work is fully project managed in Oregon
Senior-level team members
Municipal clients are the most at-risk organizational group for being overcharged and underserved. We leverage our expertise in NGO and non-profit work for your benefit.LEARN MORE
County organizations are often straddled with technology they don’t need at a cost they can’t afford. Let us assist with solutions that are more sustainable for growth.LEARN MORE
Public Contract Opportunities
We are a veteran-owned and operated business, proudly holding COBID certification as a Service-Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (SDVBE) and Emerging Small Business (ESB) in Oregon. This exceptional status qualifies us for bid-free public contracts up to $50k within the state and allows us a direct award on micro-purchases up to $10k with no bid. We are also VetCert certified through the U.S. Small Business Administration as a service-disabled veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB), providing us with an opportunity to work with sole-source and set-aside contract opportunities.
As a small but efficient team, our dedication and focus are directed towards delivering top-notch clients services and support, making it challenging to allocate administrative resources towards the bidding process. We believe collaboration is the key and we are open to partnering with larger, like-minded firms that have the capacity to bid as prime contractors. By teaming up, IronGlove can continue our mission of providing exceptional service delivery and client support while expanding our ability to serve the people of Oregon.
COBID-Certified in Oregon
Service-Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise
Emerging Small Business
SBA VetCert SDVOSB Certification
Recognized by Clutch as a Veteran-Owned Company
State organizations, and those funded by them, are oftentimes burdened with antiquated systems storing old data that make infrastructure upgrades prohibitively expensive. We can leverage our commercial and industrial experience in application planning and development to strategically create a reasonable solution for public good.LEARN MORE
Priority bidding for public contracts
Skilled with multiple development stacks
25+ years of high-level IT experience
Technical project management expertise
Optimal fit for larger partners
Data-driven development process
We’re a federally funded business recovery program that stemmed from the COVID-19 pandemic. We uplift and support small local businesses. The new site has been launched, and it has achieved 700% more engagement than the previous one. IronGlove Studio’s work is fantastic, and the team is efficient, interactive, swift, and communicative. Project management is spectacular. The process has been smooth, and the communication is excellent; there’s nothing we can fault them on. We had a great back and forth because we had a tight timeline during development.
-Executive Director, West Linn Chamber of Commerce
IronGlove Studio’s depth of knowledge, passion, and involvement are their most impressive qualities. The new website has driven more participation in the client’s events and received positive feedback about its clean and user-friendly layout. The site has already received very positive feedback from the Department of Veterans Affairs — the group we’re working with and one of the organizations that provided us with the grant for the site itself. They’ve said our site is polished, clean, relevant, and easy to navigate. IronGlove Studio’s detailed approach to creating more than a simple website to post information is absolutely noticeable.
-Executive, NW Veterans in Technology
Their design work is first-rate, and their communication skills are excellent. The fact that they’re a small agency enables us to talk directly to their principal — I’ve never felt like I’m passed off to a junior partner or someone who doesn’t grasp our project objectives. I can’t speak highly enough of our work with them — I’m thrilled.
-CEO, Homebuilders Association of Marion & Polk Counties
They went above and beyond by including UX functions that we didn’t ask for but will greatly improve the quality of the site. The overall functionality and speed of the website are strong as well. The custom backed is straightforward, so it should be very easy for us to make changes without being coding experts. They were responsive, answering our questions and addressing needs right away. Their communication and attention to detail were exceptionally strong. Every fine detail was taken care of in a timely manner.
-Director of Outreach, Mental Health Advocates of WNY
Common Partnering Questions
How do you work with government contracts?
We are registered with the Certification Office for Business Inclusion and Diversity (COBID) and are certified as an Emerging Small Business (ESB) and Service-Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (SDVBE) as listed under Directory of Certified Firms. We are capable of handling up to medium-sized website, web application, marketing, and design work for local, county, and state agencies here in Oregon only. We have the resources and expertise to work on public projects between $10,000 and $250,000 at this time, depending on scope and timeline. Per OAS Rule 125-246-0314 (Disabled Veterans Preference), we can be directly awarded smaller projects under $50,000 in size without public bid, to include items such as focused design and website maintenance. Due to our certifications, we can also partner with in-state prime firms as a qualified subcontracting agency to complete smaller portions of larger tasks. Those firms gain the advantage of our certification under the same umbrella.
Are you also certified at the federal level?
Yes, we’re certified under the Small Business Administration for the Veteran Small Business Certification (VetCert) program.
Do you participate in public bids?
We used to, but we don’t do that any longer. Due to the myriad of problems associated with that form of project bidding, to include reviewer bias, administrative discrimination, most points allocated towards the lowest price, and advertising public bids for legal reasons despite already having an agency selected, we can’t waste our time entertaining bureaucracy at this level and remain profitable, competitive, or available for clients. Our firm participated in the formal disparity study commissioned by the Oregon Department of Administrative Services (DAS) here.
How do you work with public projects now?
We are typically contacted directly by agencies for smaller projects, we’re referred to NGOs as preferred vendors, and we work on projects funded by government entities that are non-profit within the community. Most organizations in Oregon find us through the COBID program using the online directory. Federal partners can find us using the Small Business Administration VetCert office and SAM.
Are there technical reasons for not participating in bids?
Absolutely! The public bidding process is fraught with issues surrounding the inability to properly examine a project’s scope, conduct proper discovery, and actually engage a potential agency client without providing critical competitive information to all participants. The initial project scope conversations are critical as most agencies are unaware of what they actually need and the Request for Proposal (RFP) documentation is often incorrectly written with unrealistic expectations. These items alone, despite numerous other reasons, can leave our agency in a position of legal liability and therefore we’ve decided not to engage that way.
Are you open to working with other prime contractors as a subcontractor?
We are, but only if the relationship is ethical, fair, and realistic. What we won’t tolerate is a prime firm contacting us to merely provide a minimum amount of hours to report in the RFP that they are “actively working with COBID-certified firm, per the requirements.” This happens more than you realize.
Do you work with other development firms?
We do. Oftentimes, we’re contacted for private non-disclosure agreement work to fill in for skill gaps or to custom program a specialized deliverable that the larger agency may not be able to complete in-house due to time or resources. We can accommodate most requests and stay open to these unique partnership opportunities.
Does IronGlove Studio work with marketing companies?
Sometimes, because more often than not, marketing firms don’t understand proper user experience or user interface designs, and we typically receive development “plans” for a project that has already been finalized without discussion. When we examine those plans, they are fraught with issues that the marketing agency doesn’t want to change, so our ability to work with marketing firms can be limiting. We’re open to working with marketing firms that understand that development and marketing are two distinct disciplines. We’re not open to working with marketing firms that simply want to “tell us what to do” without any discussion.
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Whether you’re looking for end-to-end development or need a trusted partner to take things across the finish line, we’re here to help.