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Government Business Development | Technology

Senators Introduce Federal Improvement in Technology Procurement Act to Streamline the Acquisition Process

By: Stephanie Hagan
April 12th, 2024

Two U.S. Senators recently introduced a bipartisan bill to cut through some of the red tape of the procurement process and make it more accessible for agencies and contractors. Sen. Gary Peters (D-MI), Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and Ted Cruz (R-TX), jointly introduced this legislation titled the Federal Improvement in Technology Procurement Act, or FIT Act for short.

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Government Business Development | Technology

Air Force Releases Base Infrastructure Modernization (BIM) Multiple Award IDIQ

By: Elizabeth Mordica
April 10th, 2024

In late March 2024, the Department of the Air Force (DAF) released a much-anticipated final solicitation for their $12.5 billion multiple award Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract. The contract, Base Infrastructure Modernization (BIM), will span 10 years with a 5-year base period and then a follow-on 5-year option to extend. The solicitation was released via PIEE under the primary North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code 517111, Wired Telecommunication Carriers.

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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

How to Develop a Subcontracting Plan

By: Daniel Lopez
April 8th, 2024

Companies with federal contracts above the Simplified Acquisition Threshold (SAT) of $750,000 and categorized as “other than small” businesses, must have a subcontracting plan in place. Any business that’s in the process of acquiring a GSA Schedule contract knows that gathering all the documentation and forming the offer together requires time and patience. While you are going to focus on prioritizing time and energy on major bulks/sections of your proposal, it’s easy to put the subcontracting plan task on the back burner.

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Technology

CMMC vs. FedRAMP

By: Natalia Ventura
April 5th, 2024

The Federal landscape is full of intimidating acronyms. As a General Services Administration (GSA) Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) contractor ourselves, we know it can be a lot to unravel. However, with some time and dedication, you can start to figure out what some of these acronyms mean.

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What Contractors Need to Know About Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Solicitation Refresh #20

By: Stephanie Hagan
April 3rd, 2024

GSA has been teasing a spring Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Solicitation Refresh release for the past few months, and the time has come—Refresh #20 will be released in April 2024. This Refresh will be accompanied by a Mass Modification, which must be accepted within 90 days. Let’s talk about this Refresh including what changes GSA plans to make and how it affects you as a contractor, so you’re well prepared to accept the Mass Modification when it’s released.

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GSA Schedule | Government

How is Selling to the Government Different from Selling Commercially?

By: Nicholas Williamson
April 1st, 2024

Navigating the intricacies of government contracting is an important skill for businesses seeking to expand their presence in the federal market. While both federal and commercial avenues offer opportunities for growth and profitability, they come with their own unique sets of challenges and strategies. You’re most likely very familiar with the commercial world now, but may not have as much experience selling to the government. In this blog, we'll dive into the differences between selling to the government vs. commercially to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of how you can succeed in the government market.

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