5 Ways to tell a Contractor Teaming Arrangement from a Subcontracting Agreement

Posted by Hannah Patrick on Aug 1, 2016 9:00:00 AM

There are many different avenues a GSA Contractor can take to do business with the federal government. Federal agencies are focused on procuring total solutions, so this often requires businesses to form partnerships in order to win larger opportunities.

Two of the most common methods to create a successful partnership are the Contractor Teaming Arrangement (CTA) and a Prime/ Subcontractor Agreement. However, both of these methods can prove to be very confusing for GSA contractors trying to differentiate between the two.

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Topics: Schedule Maintanance

IT-70 Prepares For a New Addition With the Creation of a Cyber Security SIN

Posted by Meghan Gallagher on Jul 20, 2016 9:00:00 AM

As new needs and challenges arise, the General Services Administration (GSA) considers adding new Special Item Numbers (SIN) to preexisting Schedules before creating new ones. We’ve seen this most recently with the addition of a new Schedule 70 Health IT SIN, and will be seeing it again shortly as the government works towards releasing the Highly Adaptable Cybersecurity Services (HACS) SIN to the IT-70 schedule beginning September 12, 2016.

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Topics: Schedule Maintanance, IT Schedule 70

GSA Rolls out Transactional Data Reporting Pilot Program

Posted by Carina Linder on Jul 14, 2016 9:40:29 AM

In an effort to increase efficiency and encourage savings, GSA published a final rule on transactional data reporting on June 23, 2016. This new requirement instructs vendors to report transactional data from orders placed against certain Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) contracts, Government Wide Acquisition Contracts (GWACs), and Government Wide Indefinite-Delivery, Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) contracts.

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Topics: Schedule Maintanance, IT Schedule 70

10 Important Facts About the New Health IT SIN

Posted by Kevin Lancaster on Jul 7, 2016 4:13:15 PM

The General Services Administration (GSA) will be releasing a new SIN under Schedule 70 that incorporates Health Information Technology Services (HIT) later this year. Currently, the Health IT SIN is projected to be released in July, but we have yet to know the exact date of expectancy.

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Topics: Schedule Maintanance, IT Schedule 70

5 Tips to Leverage the Q4 Spending Spree

Posted by Kevin Lancaster on Jun 30, 2016 3:40:33 PM

With the start of the federal government’s fourth quarter (Q4) of the fiscal year (FY) quickly approaching, it’s imperative that your company is ready for a fast paced three months. This means having all of your resources and tools, including your GSA Schedule, ready to go. We’ve given you some insight on the basics of Q4 Spending, now let’s talk about what it takes to really leverage this quarter and make the most of it.

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Topics: Schedule Maintanance

GSA Pushing an Urgent TAA Violation Initiative

Posted by Kevin Lancaster on May 12, 2016 3:29:14 PM

Faced with allegations of “failed compliance,” GSA is taking steps to ensure that all products on Schedule are certified products of the United States or other Trade Agreement Act (TAA) compliant countries.

GSA alerted contract holders in a letter sent on May 5, 2016, that they had until May 12, 2016, (one week) to provide their compliance with the TAA.

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Topics: Schedule Maintanance, GSA Maintanance

3 Things You Need to Know About GSA’s FASt Lane Pilot Program

Posted by Kevin Lancaster on Apr 7, 2016 12:56:12 PM

GSA’s IT Schedule 70 not only boasts the largest amount of awarded contracts with more than 4,700, and the largest amount of dollars procured at $14 billion, but it’s also one of the quickest schedule contracts to be awarded.

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Topics: Schedule Maintanance

GSA Introduces Changes to Schedule 738x

Posted by Kevin Lancaster on Apr 5, 2016 2:40:25 PM

In the near future, a possible update to Human Resources and Equal Employment Opportunity Services, formally known as Schedule 738x, will be introducing significant changes to the Special Item Number (SIN) structure and will directly affect several schedule holders on this contract.

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Topics: Schedule Maintanance

Alliant 2 and Alliant SB 2: What You Need to Know

Posted by Meghan Gallagher on Mar 1, 2016 8:00:00 AM

 

This spring we’ll be anxiously awaiting the release of Alliant 2 and Alliant 2 Small Business (SB). These GWACs are specific to comprehensive information technology solutions with a total estimated value of $65 trillion between FY2018 and FY2028.

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Topics: Schedule Maintanance, Services, GWAC Series

How to Find Partners Using GSA eLibrary in 5 Easy Steps

Posted by Meghan Gallagher on Feb 23, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Ask any government contractor what they think of partnering or teaming and they will probably murmur something close to, “It’s probably a good idea.” There are a lot of benefits to partnering and almost every government contractor understands the basic concept. However, many also have false perceptions of what it takes to form a partnership, believing it’s daunting, difficult and not a priority for their government sales strategy.

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Topics: Schedule Maintanance, Services

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