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GSA Schedule

GSA Schedules vs. the Open Market

By: Matthew Lewis
July 19th, 2024

One of the biggest reasons contractors choose to get a GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) contract is the easy access it provides to the world’s largest buyer of goods and services, the U.S. government. With a GSA Schedule, contractors have already pre-negotiated their terms and pricing, giving them an advantage over other contract vehicles. Because of this, government buyers often choose to purchase from GSA Schedules.

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Government Business Development | Resources and Insight

Best-In-Class (BIC) Solution Opportunities

By: Stephanie Hagan
July 17th, 2024

Once they have their GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS), a lot of our clients ask us how to start gaining government customers. Whether it’s through GSA eBuy, GSA Advantage!, or SAM.gov, new contractors are understandably eager to make sales through their contract. Some opportunities will be single orders if you sell through Advantage, and others will be short-lived contracts, but Best-In-Class (BIC) vehicles are also another opportunity to keep on your radar. These contracts offer pre-vetted and negotiated solutions to a variety of agencies, and there are a few offering new opportunities in the coming months. In this blog, we’ll talk about some of the most popular BICs and their status for contractors looking to join.

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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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Government Business Development | Technology

GSA Releases Alliant 3 RFP

By: Peri Costic
July 15th, 2024

GSA recently released the Request for Proposal (RFP) for Alliant 3, a follow on to the highly successful Alliant 2 Government Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC). Like Alliant 2, Alliant 3 is an Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract for IT-services based solutions, but one major change is that Alliant 3 has no maximum dollar ceiling. In this blog, we’ll cover the highlights of the Alliant 3 RFP to help you determine if this is a good fit for your company.

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GSA Schedule | Government

What is a CAGE Code?

By: Stephanie Hagan
July 12th, 2024

As a GSA Schedule contractor, you have several codes that signify your industry, business size, unique identification, and location. One of these essential codes is the CAGE Code. The Commercial And Government Entity Code, or CAGE Code, is a unique five-character ID used in the government as an identifier for suppliers to the federal government. You may be wondering, how is this code different from your Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) or perhaps your old DUNS Number? In this blog, we'll talk about the importance of CAGE Codes to GSA Schedule contractors and how you can get one.

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Government Business Development | Resources and Insight

Updates to GSA’s OASIS+

By: Stephanie Hagan
July 10th, 2024

GSA is expected to release awards soon for the highly anticipated OASIS+ contract. OASIS+ is a professional services Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) replacing GSA’s One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS) contract vehicle. OASIS+ will support GSA’s Federal Acquisition (FAS) Office of Professional Services and Human Capital Categories (PSHC). In early July, GSA announced on Interact the general awards timeline along with updated buyer and seller information. In this blog, we’ll talk about the recent updates and everything you need to know about this contract.

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Government

FAR Subpart 8.4 vs. FAR Part 15

By: Marissa Sims
July 8th, 2024

The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) is a comprehensive document containing acquisition policies and procedures for federal agencies. Two common acquisition methods outlined in the FAR are Subpart 8.4 and Part 15. Both parts 8.4 and 15 are used for acquiring goods and services, leading to confusion over which guidance to follow. For instance, some procurements could be handled under either regulation, depending on the complexity and particular needs of the agency.

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