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Government Business Development

GSA Works to Expand Opportunities for 8(a) Small Businesses

By: Stephanie Hagan
December 2nd, 2022

The federal government is actively working toward making sure small businesses have a big slice of government contracting dollars. Recently, the General Services Administration (GSA) and the Small Business Administration (SBA) have signed a new 8(a) Program Partnerships Agreement (PA) that will increase contracting opportunities and make it easier for government customers to use GSA Schedules to access 8(a) company solutions. 8(a) companies are a part of a small disadvantaged business program, and the government has been focused on making federal procurement more accessible for contractors under this program. Let’s discuss the 8(a) Business Development Program, what the new partnership will mean, and other ways small businesses can utilize support from the government.

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Government

What is a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI)?

By: Lillian Bohan
November 30th, 2022

As of April 4th, 2022, the DUNS number is no longer used in government contracting. The UEI or Unique Entity Identifier has officially taken its place in SAM.gov or the System for Award Management. Whether you are new to the entity registration process or are getting ready to update your registration and related documents, it will help to understand a bit more about how this new system works.

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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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Resources and Insight

Using the GSA Contract-Awarded Labor Category (CALC) Tool

By: Stephanie Hagan
November 28th, 2022

Working with the General Services Administration (GSA) can be difficult. Many times, the information contractors need is already out there in the universe, released by GSA, but the trick is knowing where to find it. One of our specialties as GSA Schedule consultants is pinpointing the right resources for our clients and helping them learn how to use those tools. One of the most underutilized GSA tools is the Contract-Awarded Labor Category, or CALC, tool. The CALC tool is valuable to contractors by helping with market research, particularly for labor categories offered to GSA. Let’s dive in to understand more about the GSA CALC tool.

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GSA Schedule

Updating Your GSA Schedule: Top 10 Most Forgotten Updates

By: Stephanie Hagan
November 23rd, 2022

Managing a GSA Schedule contract is not an easy task. There are many moving parts, which require organization, knowledge, and upkeep. Part of maintaining your GSA Schedule is making sure your contract is updated through various compliance requirements. In this blog I have outlined the top 10 most forgotten updates that contractors miss when managing their GSA Schedule contract.

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GSA Schedule

GSA Schedule Modification Best Practices

By: Stephanie Hagan
November 22nd, 2022

When you receive your GSA Schedule contract award, you are not entering into a binding document, but rather a contract that will live and breathe with your company. As we know, a lot can happen in 20 years, from technological advancements to changes in company personnel and updates to your products or services. This is where GSA Schedule modifications come in. When you make a change that affects your GSA contract, you will need to submit a modification in the eMod system. But as with any process related to your GSA Schedule, it’s not necessarily an easy or fast process. In this blog, we’ll cover best practices for GSA modifications so you are setting yourself up for success.

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GSA Schedule | Government Business Development

5 Tips for Selling on GSA Advantage!

By: John Abel
November 21st, 2022

As a GSA Schedule contractor, you are given access to a variety of tools and platforms for advertising and selling to government buyers. Arguably, the most important of these is GSA Advantage!. Much in the way that you and I would purchase items from Amazon or shop online during Cyber Monday, Contracting Officers for government agencies access GSA Advantage! to browse the full catalog of contractors and their offerings. Even if you’ve already established consistent relationships with existing buyers, your public sector footprint could grow even larger with the aid of GSA Advantage!.

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