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

The Basics of Government Marketing

Breaking Down GSA Schedule Small Business Sales

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.

How to Qualify a Government Opportunity: 5 Steps for Success in the Government Marketplace

How to Win Contracts: Tips for Small Businesses Looking to Sell to the Government

Selling through GSA’s Information Technology Category

What is a VPAT?

What Are Government Contract Vehicles?

HR Requirements for GSA Schedule Contractors

How Do I Find Government Customers?

GSA's New FAS Catalog Platform to Replace SIP Has Launched

Compliance Actions with Your GSA Schedule

Establishing GSA Schedule BPAs

A Guide to Understanding the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)

I Have a GSA Schedule Contract--Now What?

25 Government Contracting Acronyms and Abbreviations

GSA to Release Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Solicitation Refresh #16

5 Reasons You Should Use GSA Advantage! to Grow Your Contracting Opportunities

What You Need to Know About Economic Price Adjustment (EPA) Modifications

What is a Joint Venture?

8 Strategies to Stand Out from Other Government Contractors

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

Should You Hire a Consultant for GSA Schedule Maintenance?

How to Certify As a Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB)

Best Practices for Past Performance Evaluations

Is Now the Right Time to Get a GSA Schedule?

GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) vs. VA Federal Supply Schedule (FSS)

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

GSA Schedule Sales Reporting: CSP or TDR?

The Key to GSA Advantage! Success: Keeping Your GSA Pricelist Updated

Entity Validation Changes in

What You Need to Know About OASIS +, a Replacement to OASIS

Getting a GSA Schedule: What You Need to Know Before You Start

How to Avoid Registration Scams

GSA Temporarily Allows Price Flexibilities Under MAS Contracts to Address Inflation

5 Ways to Stay TAA Compliant

4 Reasons to Consider Getting a GSA Schedule

Do I Really Need a GSA Schedule Consultant?

How to Modify Your GSA Schedule Contract

Who Can I Sell to with a GSA Schedule?

Doing Business with GSA: Small Business Support Programs

A Deep Dive into Federal Government Competition Requirements

Small Business Program Amendments to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)

Preparing Commercial Sales Practices for Your GSA Schedule

Compliance Requirements for Handling Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI)

Best Practices for Developing an Effective Capabilities Statement

Top 5 IT Industry NAICS Codes and their Spending Trends

Updates to Recent GSA Contract Vehicles

NAICS Codes 101 in 2023

Department of Defense (DoD) Prioritizes Small Businesses in New Strategy

How Small Businesses Can Develop Relationships with Government Agencies

What Are Commercially Available Off-the-Shelf (COTS) Items?

Government Contracting 101: 5 Basics You Should Know

Tools to Analyze GSA Schedule Sales

A Beginner’s Guide to FOIA Requests: Learning More About Government Sales

5 Government Contracting Trends to Follow in 2023

A Closer Look at GSA’s New Common Catalog Platform (CCP)

Marketing to the Federal Government: A Guide for Small Businesses

The SBA is Now Accepting Applications for the Veteran Small Business Certification Program

How to Use Contractor Team Arrangements

Everything You Need to Know About GSA eBuy

Why GSA Contractors Should Consider Switching to TDR

Identifying Opportunities Using’s Data Bank

Understanding GSA Contractor Regulations

What You Need to Know About Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Refresh #15

Meeting the GSA Minimum Sales Requirement

Identify Your Best Opportunities with NAICS Codes

Are You Thinking About Getting a GSA Contract? Here’s What You Need to Know

When (and How) Can I Invoice the Government for GSA Contracts?

Top Government Agencies by Contract Spending

Relevant State and Local Opportunities for GSA Contractors

How Do I Report My GSA Sales with TDR?

How to Qualify Government Opportunities for Your Pipeline

How to Comply with the Service Contract Act (SCA)

Cybersecurity Tips for GSA Contractors

6 Common RFP Mistakes Contractors Make and How to Avoid Them

Why Do Government Solicitations Request Past Performance from Contractors?

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program: Creating Opportunities for Contractors

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

What is a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI)?

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

Updating Your GSA Schedule: Top 10 Most Forgotten Updates

GSA Schedule Modification Best Practices

5 Tips for Selling on GSA Advantage!

GSA is Removing Non-Compliant Products from MAS Contracts and GSA Advantage!

Can I Participate in Government Bids Without a GSA Schedule?

Updates to

What Contractors Should Know About GSA’s Alliant 3 Contract Vehicle

What is the Public Health Emergencies Program?

A Beginner’s Guide to GSA IT Category Marketing

The 2022 NAICS Code Changes Are Here

3 Common Mistakes When Implementing Zero Trust Micro-Segmentation

Top Cybersecurity Requirements for Government Contractors

A Closer Look at Government Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Funding

Where to Find Government Contracting Opportunities

What is GSA Advantage?

How Do I Report My GSA Schedule Sales?

Understanding Requests for Information (RFIs): What they Mean for GSA Contractors

Selling through GSA Schedule BPAs and CTAs

What Are Simplified Acquisition Procedures (SAP)?

The GSA Schedule Acquisition Process From Start to Finish

Are You Missing Out On State and Local Contracting Opportunities?

How Do I Renew My GSA Schedule?

Avoid Suspension—Update Your GSA Advantage! Order Status

What Contractors Need to Know About the Affirmative Action Plan (AAP) Certification

What Are Procurement Instrument Identifiers (PIIDs)?

How to Register As a Small Business Government Contractor

Did You Know GSA Prohibits Certain NAICS Codes?

RFIs vs. RFPs

Is the Mentor-Protégé Program Right for Your Government Business Strategy?

Top NAICS Codes in FY 2022

What is a GSA Multiple Award Schedule?

Section 508 for Contractors: What is it and Who Has to Comply?

Understanding GSA Schedule Subcontracting Rules

6 Tips to Successfully Interact with Government Customers

Hiring a GSA Schedule Consultant: Questions To Ask and Red Flags to Avoid

Best Practices for Maintaining GSA Schedule Compliance

Making the Most of the GSA MAS Modification Guide

Responding to RFIs: Tips and Tricks for Engaging in Market Research

Trade Agreements Act (TAA) FAQs

How to Add Disaster Recovery Purchasing to Your GSA Contract

What is the HUBZone Program?

What is Entity Validation and Why Does it Matter to GSA Contractors?

How Do I Get a GSA Schedule Contract?

How Do I Determine the Right NAICS Code for My Business?

How to Break Down a Government Solicitation

How to Research Your GSA Schedule Competitors

Buy American Act (BAA) vs. the Trade Agreements Act (TAA)

Ethics in Government Sales and Contracting

Everything You Need to Know About GSA’s FASt Lane Program

A Deeper Look into Best-In-Class (BIC) Contract Vehicles

Small Business Set-Aside Spending Through the GSA Schedules Program

Polaris: GSA's Small Business IT Contract

Veteran-Owned Small Business Certifications Are Changing from the VA to the SBA

13 Important Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Clauses for GSA Contractors

What Does TAA Compliance Mean?

Do You Qualify as an Economically Disadvantaged Women Owned Small Business?

What is a Mass Modification?

7 Tips for Successful Entity Validation in SAM

What is a GSA Subcontractor?

What is GSA Contract Compliance?

Government Contract Vehicles Every Small Business Should Know About

4 Tips to Leverage the Q4 Spending Spree

What Contractors Need to Know About GSA's Governmentwide Cloud BPA

GSA Announces Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Solicitation Refresh #13

How Small Businesses Can Become GSA Schedule Subcontractors

How to Handle GSA Schedule Deliveries

How to Partner with the Right GSA Reseller

A Guide to Requests for Proposals (RFPs)

Useful Procurement Tools for GSA Schedule Contractors

What is GSA Pricing?

What Contractors Need to Know About GSA Schedule Order Terminations and Settlements

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

Federal Government Spending: The Top 10 Special Item Numbers (SINs)

Top 3 Benefits of Workforce Automation for the Federal Government

10 Tips for Successfully Maintaining Your GSA Schedule

What is GSA's Startup Springboard Program?

Acquiring an NCAGE Code and Registering With SAM

Expanding Your Contracting Opportunities with the California Multiple Award Schedule (CMAS)

What is the SBA's 8(a) Business Development Program?

Think TAA’s Substantial Transformation Clauses Are Tough? Advisory Rulings Can Help

How to Add a Special Item Number (SIN) to Your GSA Schedule

Understanding the Basics of GSA Schedules

GSA to Release Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Solicitation Refresh #12

GSA Launches to Simplify the Federal Buying Process

Biden Administration Updates: A Stronger Focus on Buying American

Is Your Company Set Up for GSA Schedule Success?

Contract Management for GSA Contractors: 3 Important Phases You Need to Know

How to Handle the Basis of Award (BOA) Customer Requirement with Your GSA Schedule

What Are the Differences Between RFIs, RFQs, and RFPs?

How to Write a Capabilities Statement for a Government Customer

What GSA Contractors Need to Know About the Buy American Act (BAA)

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

How Can I Prepare for My Contractor Assessment Visit?

SBA Increases Over 200 Small Business Size Standards

5 Ways to Tell a Contractor Teaming Arrangement (CTA) from a Subcontracting Agreement

A Complete Guide to

Can My Company Compete with Other GSA Contractors?

Understanding NAICS Codes and their Structure

Biden Signs the PRICE Act to Improve Federal Contracting Opportunities for Small Businesses

The Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Solicitation Refresh #10 is Coming

Best Practices for Selling to the Government with a GSA Schedule

What is a BPA vs. an IDIQ?

Navigating the New Vendor Support Center

Top 5 Things to Do After Being Awarded a GSA Schedule

How to Prepare Past Performance for Your GSA Schedule Proposal

GSA Looking to Award General Construction IDIQ Contracts in Support of EV Supply Equipment

Tips for Marketing Your GSA Schedule as a Small Business

3 Tips for a Successful RFP Response

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Issues Shields Up Advisory Amid Tension with Russia

How to Prepare for the Transition from DUNS Number to the Unique Entity ID

Top 10 Government Acronyms You Need to Know

How to Submit a Modification through GSA eMod

Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 101

How to Prepare Your GSA Schedule Proposal: The Pricing Section

How to Use the GSA Purchase Order (PO) Portal

What Are Joint Travel Regulations?

FAQs About Suspension and Debarment

How to Prepare Your GSA Schedule Proposal: The Technical Section

How Does GSA Evaluate Your GSA Schedule Proposal?

Cybersecurity Resources and Programs for GSA Contractors