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The latest insights for government contracting success, GSA Schedule assistance, & IT Manufacturer support.

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GSA Schedule | Technology

GSA eBuy: A New Look for 2020

By: John Abel
June 3rd, 2020

For the first time in a long time, GSA has updated the look for the eBuy Contractor Portal. The changes went live this past Sunday, May 31st and are now available for contractors to view once logged into the system. At first glance, the login screen does not look much different than before, but the major change in the eBuy experience comes after logging in with your GSA MAS Contract number and password. 

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COVID-19

What is PPE and Why is it Important?

By: Stephanie Hagan
June 1st, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the acronym PPE is repeatedly plastered all over the internet and frankly, it’s overwhelming. In short, PPE stands for Personal Protective Equipment, but there is a lot packed into those three letters. A simple web search produces over 7 million results and includes myriad topics such as the types of PPE, PPE use, reuse, and where it can be found during the pandemic. As a provider of PPE to the government and businesses, we at Winvale know that PPE is crucial for healthcare personnel and other essential workers fighting on the frontlines of the pandemic, and it’s also becoming increasingly important for civilians as they begin to head back into the office. But what really is PPE and why has it suddenly become such an important acronym?

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Top 10 Reasons to Get on the GSA Schedule

Top 10 Reasons to Get on the GSA Schedule

Do you know what the real benefits of being on the GSA Schedule are? Learn the top 10 reasons (and advantages) why you should consider it.

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GSA Schedule | COVID-19

PPE Contracting: A New Frontier for Many

By: John Abel
May 27th, 2020

As the need for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) continues to mount across the country, new players are stepping forward in the government contracting space to provide the public sector the proper protective gear they need as employees slowly begin to return to their offices. In times of national crisis like this, it is absolutely essential that the right companies are able to provide the right products and services to the public sector. However, as many of our regular blog-readers may be aware, selling to the government is not always as straightforward as it may seem. Contractors who are working with the government must be aware of the nuances of each deal and the compliance aspects that companies who sell primarily to commercial customers may not be familiar with.

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GSA Schedule | Government Business Development

Government Contracting 101: 5 Basics You Should Know

By: Haley Lawrie
May 26th, 2020

Each year, the government awards billions of dollars in federal contracts to businesses to meet the needs of government agencies. But how do you enter these opportunities? If you are considering joining the world of government contracting, there’s a lot of information to know. Sometimes it can be confusing to figure out where to start. At Winvale, we talk a lot about the General Services Administration (GSA) and the Multiple Award Schedules (MAS), but government contracting is a wide net. Here are some government contracting 101 basics you should know:

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GSA Schedule

Understanding GSA Schedule Subcontracting Rules

By: Morgan Taylor
May 20th, 2020

As a GSA contractor, or just a government contractor in general, odds are that you have come across subcontracting requirements and processes. GSA’s requirements are set forth in order to help government agencies meet their small business spending budgets each fiscal year, whether directly or indirectly. Within the scope of subcontracting, there are many intricacies, but Winvale is here to provide you a streamlined guide to the basics of GSA subcontracting.

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Resources and Insight | COVID-19

How Has COVID-19 Affected PPE Pricing?

By: Haley Lawrie
May 18th, 2020

COVID-19 has hit the global economy in strange ways. The obvious economic impacts include unemployment levels and problems with the stock market, but a surprising effect has been how common it is to now consider the prices of toilet paper and face masks — prices that were definitely not on the forefront of Americans’ minds before this crisis. It’s important to recognize the economic effects that the Coronavirus has had on items like N95 masks, KN95 masks, and other Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Let’s discuss a breakdown of PPE pricing in the COVID-19 era.

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