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The latest insights for government contracting success, GSA Schedule assistance, & IT Manufacturer support.

25 Government Contracting Acronyms and Abbreviations

GSA Schedules vs. the Open Market

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.

What is the IT Startup Springboard Program?

How Can I Expedite My GSA Schedule Proposal?

What is the AbilityOne Program?

How Government Agencies Can Get their Infrastructure in Order for Future Spending

Government Contractor Programs for Veteran-Owned Small Businesses

Millions of Federal Contractors Will Need to Get the COVID-19 Vaccination

The New Vendor Support Center is Coming

How Contractors Can Prepare for a Government Shutdown

GSA Proposes Rule to Help Contractors Perform Beyond their Contract Term

GSA eLibrary 101

A Guide to Preparing Your GSA Schedule Proposal

How to Find Government Contract Opportunities on SAM.gov

What is CPARS?

The High Value Asset (HVA) Assessment Requirement for the HACS SIN

What is a Joint Venture?

The Federal Government is Transitioning from the DUNS Number to a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI)

The Multiple Award Schedule Solicitation Refresh #7 - What Contractors Should Know

The Defense Logistics Agency's Plan to Implement CMMC Requirements

What Can I Sell to the Government with a GSA Schedule Contract?

What Are the Types of Small Business Set-Asides?

What is a GWAC?

5 Reasons Your GSA Schedule Proposal Could Be Rejected and How to Avoid Them

How to Become a Government Contractor

An Essential Guide to GSA Websites

CMMC: What Contractors Should Know

What Are Special Item Numbers (SINs)?

SBA's Women-Owned Small Business Program

Common Problems Filling Out the GSA Schedule Proposal

GSA Schedule FAQs

Government Contract Vehicles Every Small Business Should Know About

Streamlined GSA Schedule Acquisition vs. Option Extension

DFARS 101

How to Get Your GSA Schedule Contract Ready for Government Q4 Spending

Government Solicitation Q&A Best Practices

So You Want To Increase Your GSA Schedule Prices?

Micro-Purchase Threshold (MPT) vs. the Simplified Acquisition Threshold (SAT)

What Are National Stock Numbers (NSNs)?

How to Get Your GSA Schedule Proposal Across the Finish Line

Misinformation & Disinformation: What is it and How Do Agencies Protect their Brand Against it?

What is the Price Reduction Clause?

How Do I Find Government Customers?

Is a GSA Schedule Right for Me?

GSA Advantage! Best Practices

SAM.gov and Beta.SAM.gov Are Now One Website

Mergers and Acquisitions Fine Print: Contract Novation

What You Need to Know About the Multiple Award Schedule Solicitation Refresh #6

Biden’s Address to Congress Requests Infrastructure Investments and Increased Government Spending

How to Find Your Cognizant DCAA and DCMA Offices

GSA Schedule Marketing 101

Do You Qualify As a Small Business Government Contractor?

How to Succeed as a Government Reseller Using a Letter of Supply

What is the Berry Amendment?

Biden’s Electric Vehicle Investment Means More Government Contracting Opportunities

How to Use the FAS Sales Reporting Portal (SRP)

GSA's Highly Adaptive Cybersecurity Services (HACS) SIN

Selling to State and Local Government Through the 1122 Program

What Are IDIQ Contracts?

Spring Clean Your GSA Schedule

Should You Hire a Consultant for GSA Schedule Maintenance?

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

Bid Protests 101: What GSA Contractors Should Know About the Process

3 Threats to the Government Cybersecurity Workforce and How to Mitigate Them

Understanding GSA Order Level Materials (OLMs)

Commercial Sales Practices vs. Transactional Data Reporting

Getting Your Own GSA Schedule vs. Partnering with a Reseller

How to Choose the Right SIN and Avoid GSA Rejection

How Will 5G Impact the Federal Government?

GSA to Implement the Verified Products Portal (VPP)

Trends Government Contractors Should Watch During the Biden-Harris Administration

How to Find Federal Opportunities and Capture Government Business

GSA Creates a New Look for Beta.SAM.gov

What Happens If Your GSA Schedule Proposal Gets Rejected?

GSA Launches the Assisted Services Information System (ASSIST) 2.0

NAICS Codes: Is Your Company a Small Business?

What is 5G?

What is FedRAMP?

What Contractors Should Know About the Updates to eOffer and eMod

What Are Electromagnetic Pulses (EMPs) and Why Are they Relevant to Government Contracting?

NAICS Codes 101 in 2021

What is Transactional Data Reporting (TDR)?

Biden Supports 'Buy American' Act Provisions with Executive Order

What Are the Types of GSA Schedule Contract Modifications?

How is Selling to the Government Different from Selling Commercially?

Polaris: GSA's New Small Business IT Contract

SAM.gov Registration FAQs

Fiscal Year 2020 Government Contracting Recap

Updating Your GSA Schedule: Top 10 Most Forgotten Updates

State and Local Government Program Opportunities for GSA Contractors

What Are Contractor Teaming Arrangements?

The COVID-19 Relief Bill and What it Means for Government Contractors

What Are Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs)?

The Top 7 Benefits of Micro-Segmentation for the Federal Government

Can I Quote Open Market Items On GSA eBuy?

What Role Does GSA Play in Presidential Transitions?

NAICS Codes – What Do They Mean for Your Business?

What is FedMall?

Top 9 Compliance Risks that Can Affect Your GSA Schedule

What Are the Requirements to Partner with a Reseller On a GSA Schedule?

Back to Basics: Fair and Reasonable Pricing

Why You Should Get a GSA Schedule

Useful Tools and Programs for GSA Contractors

A Complete List of Multiple Award Schedule Large Categories

Identify Your Best Opportunities with NAICS Codes

Should You Hire a GSA Schedule Consultant?

Schedule Input Program (SIP) Training for GSA Contractors

What Does TAA Compliance Mean?

Everything You Need to Know About a Government Solicitation

How to Maintain Your GSA Schedule Contract: An Essential Checklist

The GSA Schedule Acquisition Process From Start to Finish

The Multiple Award Schedule Refresh #5 - What Contractors Need to Know

How Much Does GSA Schedule Consulting Cost?

Understanding Commercial Sales Practices

Hiring a GSA Schedule Consultant vs. Acquiring a Schedule On Your Own

The Contractor Assessment Reference Guide: An Important Resource for GSA Schedule Contractors

The Economically Disadvantaged Women Owned Small Business

How to Succeed As a Small Business Through a GSA Schedule

What Are Allowable and Unallowable Costs in Government Contracts?

3 Regulations Every GSA Schedule Contractor Should Know

Breaking Down Price Analysis in GSA Schedule Contracts

What You Need to Know About the FDPS Report Function Transition to Beta.SAM.gov

What is the Industrial Funding Fee?

The GSA Application Process: How Long Will It Take?

3 Benefits of Partnering with a Reseller on a GSA Schedule

Is My Company Eligible to Sell to the Government Through a GSA Schedule?

Top Five Cybersecurity Requirements for Government Contractors

How the Disaster Purchasing Program Can Help Grow Your GSA Sales

A Comprehensive Guide to Small Business Subcontracting Plans

A Beginner’s Guide to GSA IT Category Marketing

How to Modify Your GSA Schedule Contract

How Do I Find My Customers Once I Have a GSA Schedule?

What is a NAICS Size Standard?

Do I Qualify for Set-Aside Contracts?

Making the Most of the GSA MAS Modification Guide

GSA MAS Consolidation Phase 3: What You Should Expect as a Contractor

What You Need to Know About the Update to Section 889 FAR Rule on Telecommunications and Surveillance

GSA Switches to Multi-Factor Authentication in the Mass Modification System

GSA MAS Special Item Numbers and Their Subgroups: What Do They Mean for Contractors?

I Have a GSA Schedule Contract--Now What?

GSA's 8(a) STARS III Contract Includes CMMC Requirements

What is the Service Contract Act?

5 Ways to tell a Contractor Teaming Arrangement from a Subcontracting Agreement

Pros and Cons of Government Contracting

Who Can I Sell to with a GSA Schedule?

What is a CAGE Code?

What is Cooperative Purchasing?

Important HR SIN Changes in GSA's MAS Refresh #3

GSA Chooses Three Companies for Commercial E-Marketplace Platform

GSA Schedule Contractor Requirements: What You Need to Get on a GSA Schedule Contract

5 FAQs About NAICS Codes

What is GSA Advantage!®?

Four Tips for Preparing a Successful GSA MAS Offer

8(a) STARS III: The 8a Opportunity You Won’t Want to Miss

What is a GSA Multiple Award Schedule? [Definition and Benefits]

What You Need to Know About the Changes the SBA is Making to the Woman-Owned Small Business Federal Contract (WOSB) Program

Top Five PPE Items to Purchase for Your Office

Four Reasons to Invest in Public Sector Consulting

The New Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Solicitation Refresh Is Here

Five Face Mask Myths Debunked

GSA eBuy: A New Look for 2020

What is PPE and Why is it Important?

PPE Contracting: A New Frontier for Many

Government Contracting 101: 5 Basics You Should Know

Understanding GSA Schedule Subcontracting Rules

How Has COVID-19 Affected PPE Pricing?

The Basics of Government Marketing

What's the Difference between N95 Masks and KN95 Masks?

Can I Participate in Government Bids Without a GSA Schedule?

Selling to the Government: 5 Tips to Increase Your Government Sales

How to Protect Your Employees When Reopening Your Office During COVID-19

Sole Source Opportunities: How to Help Your Company During the Coronavirus Pandemic

5 GSA Schedule Pricing Rules You Need to Know

GSA Temporarily Allows Non-TAA Compliant COVID-19 Products

How to Become a GSA Schedule Contractor

Federal Government Increases Micro-purchase and Simplified Acquisition Thresholds to Support COVID-19 Response Efforts

How Does GSA Function During the Coronavirus Pandemic?

MAS Contract Modifications – How to Keep Your Price List Up to Date in a Time of Crisis

How is Selling to the Government During COVID-19 Different than Selling to Commercial?

OMB Memorandum Sets Important Guidelines for Government Contractors During the COVID-19 Pandemic

How Does the $2 Trillion Coronavirus Stimulus Package (CARES Act) Affect Government Contractors?

3D Print Solutions for the Coronavirus Response

GSA and COVID-19: Combat the Coronavirus Pandemic

How to Add Disaster Recovery for Coronavirus to Your GSA Contract

President Trump Invokes the Defense Production Act in Response to Coronavirus

Coronavirus Pandemic: How Does the Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) Prioritize Spending?

Disaster Purchasing: How Does GSA function during a National Emergency like Coronavirus?

How to Find and Win Government Contract Opportunities

Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) 1.0 is here!

Ethics in Government Sales and Contracting

Schedule 70 Cyber SIN: 4 Topics You’ll Definitely Need to Cover for Your Technical Oral Evaluation

Is GSA Consulting Right for You?

GSA MAS Consolidation Phase II:  Current GSA Contractors

Why You Should Discuss GSA Consulting Before Managing the Process In-House

You May Now Qualify as a Small Business

How to Use Contractor Team Arrangements

ASTRO: The Drone/UAV Opportunity You Don’t Want to Miss

What Does It Mean to be GSA Approved?

Could Suspension and Debarment Happen to You?

5 Tips for Selling on GSA Advantage!®