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

Navigating FedRAMP Updates for Federal Contractors

Teaming and Subcontracting: Partnering for Success on Your GSA Schedule

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.

AI and the Federal Government: What Contractors Need to Know

How the Disaster Purchasing Program Can Help Grow Your GSA Sales

Senators Introduce Federal Improvement in Technology Procurement Act to Streamline the Acquisition Process

Air Force Releases Base Infrastructure Modernization (BIM) Multiple Award IDIQ

How to Develop a Subcontracting Plan


What Contractors Need to Know About Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Solicitation Refresh #20

How is Selling to the Government Different from Selling Commercially?

Strategies for Maximizing GSA Schedule Opportunities

SBA's Women-Owned Small Business Program

The Latest GSA Schedule Updates and How they Impact You

GSA’s SCRIPTS BPA Now FASt Lane Eligible

PSCs vs. NAICS Codes

Frequent Problems Found in Contractor Assessment Visits (CAVs) and How to Avoid Them

Biden-Harris Administration Submits FY 2025 Budget Request

Strategies for Successful GSA Schedule Proposal Writing

How to Determine if a GSA Schedule is the Right Fit for Your Company

How to Choose the Right SIN and Avoid GSA Rejection

How to Minimize Delays in the GSA Schedule Acquisition Process

Avoid these Common Mistakes When Managing Your GSA Schedule

GSA Extends Temporary Price Flexibilities Under MAS Contracts to Address Inflation

Identify Your Best Opportunities with NAICS Codes

GSA to Add New TDR Fields and Data Quality Initiatives

What an ISO 9001:2015 Certification Means for Government Contractors

What Are Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs)?

What the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Means for Government Contractors

Top 5 IT Industry NAICS Codes and their Spending Trends

Is Your Business Ready for Government Contracting?

Cost Comparison: In-House vs. Outsourcing GSA Schedule Maintenance

Updates to the FAS Catalog Platform (FCP)

What Are National Stock Numbers (NSNs)?

Small Disadvantaged Businesses (SDBs) and their Role in Federal Contracting

FAQs About the 8(a) Business Development Program

Biden-Harris Administration Announces New Actions to Expand Small Business Access to Federal Contracts

So You Want To Increase Your GSA Schedule Prices?

What Are SDVOSBs?

GSA’s 2024 Policy Landscape

What Are IDIQ Contracts?

DoD Publishes CMMC Proposed Rule

What is Transactional Data Reporting (TDR)?

Tips to Successfully Interact with Government Customers

6 Reasons a GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Can Help Your Company’s Growth

4 Tips for Preparing a Successful GSA MAS Offer

Navigating GSA Schedules for Small Businesses: A Guide to Cloud and Software Services

GSA Implements FASCSA Orders in MAS Solicitation

5 Emerging Federal Contracting Trends in 2024

NAICS Codes 101 in 2024

Updating Your GSA Schedule: Top 10 Most Forgotten Updates

Why Understanding the Federal Government Buying Cycle Should be a Part of Your Marketing Strategy

What is DFARS and Why is it Important to Contractors?

What is the “Market Threshold” and What Does it Mean for GSA Pricing?

GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Solicitation Refreshes #18 and #19

Preparing for the Final CMMC Rule

The FY 2024 NDAA Defense Policy Bill: What it Means for Veteran-Owned Businesses

Where to Find IT Solutions Through GWACs

Back to Basics: Fair and Reasonable Pricing

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

What is the “Close Contract for New Awards” Mod and What Does it Mean?

What Contractors Need to Know Before they Use the FAS Catalog Platform (FCP)

Key Takeaways from the NASA SEWP VI Draft RFP

All About the Newly Proposed Cybersecurity FAR Rules

GSA's COMET 2 On the Horizon

Are You Updating Your Registration Correctly?

Using GSA Tools to Check Up On Your Competitors

Meeting the GSA Minimum Sales Requirement

Avoid These 7 Common Mistakes in GSA Schedule Modifications

How to Create a Government Pipeline for Fiscal Year 2024

A Deep Dive into the GSA Schedule Large Categories

How to Use the FAS Sales Reporting Portal (SRP)

DoD Makes Changes to the Mentor Protégé Program

The GSA Schedule Offer Process: How Long Will It Take?

How to Market to the Government as a Women-Owned Small Business

SDVOSB Federal Contracting Landscape

The Importance of Cyber Hygiene in Government Contracts

Commercial Sales Practices (CSP) vs. Transactional Data Reporting (TDR)

Is a GSA Schedule Right for You?

Top NAICS Codes in FY 2023

How GSA Plans to Implement the New MAS 8(a) Pool

How to Become a GSA Schedule Contractor

Ready to Renew Your GSA Schedule? A Closer Look at Streamlined Acquisition

How to Take Advantage of GSA eBuy and Find Government Opportunities

What is the Industrial Funding Fee?

GSA eLibrary 101

10 Ways to Prepare Your GSA Schedule for Government Fiscal Year 2024

What You Need to Know About the GSA Schedule Financial Review Process

Decoding Government Solicitations: Common Terms and Their Meanings

How Contractors Can Prepare for a Government Shutdown

How to Form a Contractor Teaming Arrangement (CTA)

5 GSA Schedule Pricing Rules You Need to Know

A Comprehensive Guide to Small Business Subcontracting Plans

Exploring GSA Schedule Opportunities for Veteran-Owned Businesses

How to Use SBA’s Size Standard Tool

NAICS Codes: Is Your Company a Small Business?

The Role of GSA Schedules in Disaster Recovery and Emergency Response

How to Change the Prices on Your GSA Schedule

What is GSA Pricing?

The Anatomy of an RFP

Department of Defense Expects New CMMC Rule to be Released in Fall 2023

Why Market Research is the Key to Success for Government Contractors

How to Prepare Your GSA Schedule Proposal: The Administrative Section

Small Business Advantages in Government Contracting

3 Ways to Leverage Your GSA Schedule and Expand into New Markets

How to Maintain Your GSA Schedule Contract: An Essential Checklist

A Guide to the GSA Purchase Order (PO) Portal

What Does it Mean to Be Approved by GSA?

How to Find the Right GSA Schedule Consultant

GSA Releases New Program Evaluation Services Subgroup for SIN 541611

How to Prepare Your GSA Schedule Proposal: The Technical Section

How to Identify Target Customers: Maximizing Opportunities with Your GSA Schedule

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

How to Prepare Your GSA Schedule Proposal: The Pricing Section

What Contractors Need to Know About Service Contract Act (SCA) Wage Determinations

Selling Products vs. Services on the GSA Schedule: The Requirements

Top Challenges in Maintaining Your GSA Schedule

The GSA Contractor Assessment Process: What You Should Know

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

How Are CAGE Codes and DoDAACs Used within the Department of Defense (DoD)?

Understanding the Role of Contracting Officers in the GSA MAS Program

What is a NAICS Size Standard?

Beginner's Guide to Q4 Spending

Using to Your Advantage

Maximizing Success: Forming Joint Ventures for a GSA Schedule

Breaking Down the Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Program

GSA Announces Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Refresh #17

What Are Procurement Instrument Identifiers (PIIDs)?

Taking Advantage of State and Local Opportunities: Cooperative Purchasing

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

What is CPARS?

Which Federal Government Agencies Are Spending the Most?

Changes Are Coming for 8(a) Contractors in the MAS Program

Everything You Need to Know About a GSA Schedule Option Extension

Tips for Networking at a Government Contracting Event

The Advantages of Pursuing a Sources Sought Notice

What are OLMs and ODCs? Registration FAQs

The Basics of Government Marketing

Breaking Down GSA Schedule Small Business Sales

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

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

How to Avoid Registration Scams

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

Updates to Recent GSA Contract Vehicles

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

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