So often in government contracting, words that are thought to be fully understood might have a little more packed into them than we think. This post is all about compliance. In order to understand this idea, we will look at what it means to be GSA compliant, how to know if you are compliant, and the consequences for not being compliant.
GSA, MAS, IFF, CSP, MFC – sometimes it seems like it takes learning another language to understand GSA compliance. Winvale is here to help by explaining each of these acronyms throughout the course of our weekly blogs. This week, we’re coming to you with information on one of the most important acronyms for GSA MAS compliance, the CAV, or Contractor Assessment Visit.
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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.
How GSA negotiates pricing can be confusing to a first-time contract holder but knowing the process and reasoning behind the GSA pricing structure could make or break how you do business with the Federal Government. Even seasoned contract holders should be familiar with how the GSA pricing system works so they can get the most out of their contract and stay compliant with the terms and conditions.
As part of Winvale's guest blogger series, Benjamin Brooks, Vice President of Beryllium InfoSec Collaborative, is sharing his top 5 cyber security measures government contractors need to know. Winvale partnered with Beryllium to host a recent webinar, Managing Cyber Security Requirements in Today's Federal Market. When you think "contractor with the US Government," what do you think of? Bureaucracy? Guaranteed steady revenue? Those are the most popular responses, because after-all, we are in business to make money, right? But how many people reading this think of “cyber security” as one of the ideas surrounding contracting with the United States Government?
On October 1, 2019 the General Services Administration (GSA) consolidated their Multiple Award Schedules program from twenty-four unique schedules into just one. This huge operation involves moving every existing contract from the current system over to their new one. As this process continues, GSA is starting to enforce their contract compliance rules a little more strictly than before. Now's the time to examine your contract for ways to remain compliant to avoid any problems.