Last year was a big year for GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Professional Services Contractors. GSA merged all 8 of their professional services contracts into one consolidated contract in order to centralize control, reduce contract redundancies, ease the contract acquisition process and help government shape better deals.
In the world of government contracting, small businesses have many opportunities to increase their access to government contract opportunities. Some examples include: partnering, teaming and mentor-protégé programs. The Small Business Association (SBA) works with federal agencies to attempt to award, at minimum, 23% of all contract dollars to small businesses, making sure that they have an equal chance at success as larger companies with typically more resources.