Big Changes Coming for the Service Contract Act and GSA Schedules

Posted by Ashley Marculescu on May 26, 2016 2:46:01 PM

In an effort to better align GSA Schedule labor regulations with the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Service Contract Labor Standards (SCLS), formerly known as the Service Contract Act, the GSA Federal Acquisition Service plans to update all GSA Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) to comply with SCLS. This update will ensure most recent wages are incorporated into individual task orders.

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New FAR ‘Final Rule’ Imposes Security Safeguard Requirements for Contractor Information Systems

Posted by Kevin Lancaster on May 24, 2016 3:47:30 PM

This year has been marked by a number of important changes and updated contracting procedures aimed at improving the U.S. Federal Government’s cybersecurity systems. Against the backdrop of President Obama’s Cybersecurity National Action Program, launched earlier this year, a new Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) rule has recently arrived which addresses basic safeguarding of contractor information systems. This may seem innocuous at first, but the change should not be taken for granted by the contractor community.

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The Quarterly Reporting Guide for State and Local Contractors

Posted by David Baldino on May 19, 2016 8:00:00 AM

It’s that time of year again: quarterly sales reporting! Whether you are a federal or state and local contractor, you are required to submit a sales report to not only fulfill your contractual duty as a vendor, but also to pay an administrative fee.

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Topics: GSA Contract Consulting

Why a Curated Blog Should be Part of Your Government Marketing Strategy

Posted by Meghan Gallagher on May 17, 2016 8:00:00 AM

The federal marketplace is a very competitive space to break into. The potential for government contractors is evident in the success of current sellers ranging in size and offerings. There is no magic formula for building a profitable government sales practice, but there are many ways to stand out. At Winvale, we’ve found one method of differentiation that truly works: building a curated blog that educates readers and converts to leads.

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Compliance Enforcements Coming to Small Business Subcontracting Plans

Posted by Kevin Lancaster on May 5, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Congress announced its intention to ramp up efforts to enforce the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Small Business Subcontracting Program. These potential changes are extremely important for a few reasons: according to the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), if the bill is passed, contractors that are found to be non-compliant with their small business subcontracting plans could be charged with breach of contract by the federal customers. Such charges can bring with them severe corrective action or fines. 

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Top 5 Benefits of GSA’s New Schedule 70 Health IT SIN

Posted by The Winvale Team on May 3, 2016 2:19:27 PM

With the health IT industry booming, GSA is expected to release a new IT Schedule 70 Health IT SIN. This SIN will provide a variety of solutions to government buyers and contractors need to be ready to take advantage of this lucrative market.

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GSA Announces IT Schedule 70 Startup Springboard Initiative

Posted by Kevin Lancaster on Apr 28, 2016 2:49:20 PM

The General Service Administration (GSA) has recently sought to improve the acquisition efficiency of their IT Schedule 70 by implementing new substitutive standards. IT Schedule 70 remains GSA’s most prolific procurement channel with billions of dollars in revenue transactions and thousands of satisfied industry partners.

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

Posted by Kevin Lancaster on Jan 27, 2016 5:32:23 PM

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]

 

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Topics: GSA Contract Consulting, GSA Schedule

What Is GSA IT Schedule 70?

Posted by Carina Linder on Jul 13, 2015 5:01:50 PM

General Services Administration (GSA) IT Schedule 70 is a GSA Multiple Award Contract for Information Technology services and products negotiated with and awarded by the GSA. Under the GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Program and IT Schedule 70 in particular, the Federal government, as well as State and Local government entities can meet virtually every single purchasing need by buying products and services directly from GSA approved vendors at pre negotiated prices. GSA contracts offer government customers direct delivery of high-quality commercial supplies and services at discount pricing.

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GSA's $60-Billion Alliant 2 GWAC Is About to Be Released: Are You Prepared?

Posted by Kevin Lancaster on Jun 4, 2015 2:00:00 PM

Did you miss our presentation yesterday afternoon?

You can now download a free copy of this presentation.

GSA is developing its next generation Alliant 2 and Alliant SB 2 Government-Wide Acquistiion Contract vehicles for IT solutions. Download our webinar GSA's $60-Billion Alliant 2 GWAC Is About to Be Released: Are You Prepared? to learn how to prepare for these opportunities:

 

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Topics: GSA Contract Consulting, Government Business Opps

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