GSA Double Verification VSC Password

Posted by David Baldino on Jun 13, 2018 9:00:00 AM

GSA recently identified security vulnerabilities in its Vendor Support Center (VSC) system, in which contractor usernames and passwords were compromised.

As an immediate course of action against this threat, GSA has now implemented a Multi-Factor Authentication to protect information and make it more secure. The enhanced security applies to multiple GSA portals, which include: eBuy, the Advantage Spend Analysis Program (ASAP), the Schedules Input Program (SIP), Reverse Auctions, and the 72A Quarterly Reporting System.

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Making Things Quicker and Easier: IT Schedule 70 Startup Springboard

Posted by Haley Lawrie on Jun 4, 2018 10:00:00 AM

We’re halfway through 2018, and technology remains king over at the General Services Administration (GSA).

GSA wants to get state of the art technologies to federal agencies faster, so GSA now allows IT companies with fewer than two years of experience onto IT Schedule 70 through the Startup Springboard program.

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How to Understand GSA Order Level Materials (OLMs) Final Rule in 5 Easy Steps

Posted by Carina Linder on May 30, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Big news coming to the schedules program! The US General Services Administration (GSA) has issued a final rule that opens up for procurement of Order-Level Materials on FSS contracts or BPAs.

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GSA Contractors: How to Consolidate SINs in 4 Easy Steps

Posted by Ashley Marculescu on May 23, 2018 1:13:09 PM

Recently, the General Service Administration (GSA) has issued multiple Solicitation Refreshes for nearly all of the GSA Schedules Programs, resulting in a high number of Schedule-wide Mass Modifications that contractors must accept in order to remain current and compliant with the terms and conditions of their contract.

For some Schedules, recent changes in the GSA’s Solicitations included updates to Special Item Number (SIN) descriptions, adding new SINs, and/or deleting and consolidating old SINs.

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5 Important Tips That May Make You Better at Using SIP

Posted by David Baldino on May 16, 2018 9:00:00 AM

The Schedules Input Program (SIP) is a very old and outdated software tool that GSA uses to review and accept contractors’ GSA Advantage Pricelists. To a SIP first time user, the program can seem overwhelming, so this blog is intended to help those who want to become better at using SIP.

There are 5 important tips which will guide you on how to navigate, submit, and work around issues within the program.

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Four Tips to Help Get the Most out of Your GSA MAS Contract

Posted by John Abel on May 9, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Getting on Schedule as a GSA Multiple Award Schedule contractor is a big step toward maximizing your company’s ability to generate government sales. However, it’s not the only step. Obtaining a MAS contract is only a double in the third inning of contracting through the GSA MAS program.

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It’s Gonna Be May-hem: How to Prep for Your GSA Contractor Assessment

Posted by Hannah Patrick on Apr 25, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Although GSA’s Industrial Operations Analysts (IOAs) conduct contractor assessments throughout the entire year, for some reason we see an increase in these right around this time every year. Contractor Assessments, previously called Contractor Assistance Visits (CAVs), are GSA’s way of periodically checking GSA Schedule Holders’ compliance with their agreed upon terms and conditions of their contract.

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How to Keep Your GSA Contract Free of Weeds

Posted by Andrew Wahlgren on Apr 18, 2018 9:00:00 AM

As a General Service Administration (GSA) Schedule vendor, one of the most critical tasks in maintaining your contract is reporting sales and remitting the Industrial Funding Fee (IFF) to GSA. After each quarter, GSA vendors are required to report their sales through what is called the 72A Reporting System.

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Resources to Grow your Government Contracting Knowledge

Posted by Haley Lawrie on Apr 11, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Government contracting can be hard to get into—there’s so much to learn! However, like any field, you need to nurture it and let your knowledge grow.

To help with that process, we’ve gathered some resources to help in three key areas: Instructional, Compliance, and Market Research.

 

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It’s Spending Spree Season: Start Preparing for Fourth Quarter Spending

Posted by Morgan Taylor on Apr 4, 2018 2:10:58 PM

As a government contractor, you may have noticed the “spending spree” trend of the Fourth Quarter (Q4). Almost 1/3 of all federal contract dollars are awarded during Q4 consistently from year to year as many of the Federal agencies have “use it or lose it” budgets.

As a contractor, you should be prepared for this increase of business. Check out these tips to help your business take advantage of the government’s extra spending!

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