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Are You Updating Your SAM.gov Registration Correctly?

The System for Award Management, SAM.gov, is an ever-evolving central repository for contractor information, federal procurement systems and other federal programs or registrations. This system is extremely important for contractors because all entities interested in doing business with the federal government are required to register with SAM.gov. Below we provide step-by-step guidance for updating your SAM registration, an essential process ...

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Is the Mentor-Protégé Program Right for Your Government Business Strategy?

Navigating the government contracting world can be difficult. To begin with, there are an overwhelming amount of rules and regulations to follow, billions of dollars spent utilizing many different procurement methods and tough competition with large sums of money being allocated to established government contractors. Source: Winvale

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What is GSA Advantage!®?

When a federal agency wants to purchase a product or service, there are many requirements that must be met. What does that translate to for government contractors? A buying process that can be tedious, time consuming and costly. The good news is that being a GSA Schedule holder provides your business with one huge benefit – a stamp of approval ...

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Category Management: a New Model for U.S. Federal Contracting

For the better part of a decade, the General Services Administration (GSA) has been working hard to answer one key question: “How can we improve how the federal government buys goods and services?” The answer: “Become more strategic!” [Click to Tweet]   Source: Winvale

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How to Handle Travel Costs Under a GSA Task Order

  Now that you’re a GSA contract holder you may have noticed that there’s quite a bit of red tape to work around. Certain performance orders issued under your GSA contract may require you to travel out of area. If this is the case for your organization, there are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to ...

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How Much Time Should Your Organization Dedicate to Research?

Government contractors are painfully aware of the amount of time it takes to search for opportunities that are a good fit for their business. However, while research is an acknowledged key to success, rarely do contractors dedicate enough time for it. Why is this? Probably because knowing how much time to spend with each resource is a mystery to most.  ...

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Three Functions to Avoid TAA Non-Compliance

One of the most challenging aspects of being a GSA contract holder with a Multiple Award Schedule (GSA MAS) is maintaining compliance under the Trade Agreements Act. On the surface, the agreement seems simple: the GSA must only acquire U.S.-made and TAA-compliant products under the MAS program. However, non-compliance can occur because the TAA has implemented several grants through trade ...

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What to Expect During GSA's Credit & Financial Reviews

During the GSA proposal process, your submitted contract may be subject to a review by a special branch of GSA, the Credit & Finance bureau. This third party is a separate entity from GSA and plays a unique role in the contracting process. Their main function is to conduct a pre-approval survey and analysis of a prospective contractor to ensure ...

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What to Expect During GSA's Credit & Financial Reviews

During the GSA proposal process, your submitted contract may be subject to a review by a special branch of GSA, the Credit & Finance bureau. This third party is a separate entity from GSA and plays a unique role in the contracting process. Their main function is to conduct a pre-approval survey and analysis of a prospective contractor to ensure ...

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Schedule 84 Refresh Introduces New SINs for 2016

Beginning January 2016, an update to Schedule 84 solicitation will introduce significant changes in the Special Item Number (SIN) structure. This restructuring by GSA is expected to provide customers with a better way to identify Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 201 compliant and Certified System Engineer ICAM PACS (CSEIP) certified physical and logical access control systems (PACS and LACS) products ...

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