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Andrew Wahlgren

Andrew Wahlgren is a Consultant in Winvale's Professional Services Department. He is originally from Nazareth, PA and graduated from James Madison University with a degree in Public Policy & Administration.

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Transitioning to beta.SAM.gov

By: Andrew Wahlgren
June 27th, 2018

For nearly a year, GSA has been working on their vision for an updated System for Award Management (SAM.gov) website by directing beta testing and conducting focus-group testing with industry stakeholders on the website's functionality. In October of 2017, the Integrated Award Environment for GSA launched beta.SAM.gov as a test site.

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How to Keep Your GSA Contract Free of Weeds

By: Andrew Wahlgren
April 18th, 2018

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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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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GSA Schedule | Contracts

Procurement in Commercial E-commerce Portals

By: Andrew Wahlgren
January 22nd, 2018

In an effort to create a new online portal to procure commercial goods, the General Services Administration (GSA) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), issued a notice announcing their interest in opening public dialogue. In the notice, GSA and OMB sent a request for information from industry stakeholders about Section 846 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2018. Section 846, dubbed the “Amazon Amendment”, would give government agencies the opportunity to procure commercial off-the-shelf products through online commercial portals such as Amazon, Overstock and Staples. The undertaking would provide agencies with a new alternative to GSA’s decades-old procurement vehicles such as GSA Advantage!, GSA eBuy, GSA Global Supply, and the Federal Supply Schedule.

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Contracts | GSA Schedule | DoD | False Claims Act | SCA | federal Buyer | MasMod | Business Development | Technology

GSA Mas Mod Updates

By: Andrew Wahlgren
October 2nd, 2017

Last month, the General Services Administration (GSA) announced that there are some major changes coming to several of their Schedule solicitations.

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Contracts | GSA Schedule | DoD | False Claims Act | SCA | federal Buyer | Business Development | Technology

Back to Basics: GSA eBuy

By: Andrew Wahlgren
August 28th, 2017

GSA eBuy helps streamline the RFQ process for Federal Buyers. Read to see what that means for Government Contractors! Once awarded a GSA Schedule, you’ll have access to a number of tools that will allow you to see specific agency needs. One of the most exclusive tools for GSA Schedule holders is GSA’s e-Business novelties website called eBuy. EBuy is an electronic Request for Quote (RFQ) or Request for Proposal (RFP) system, designed to allow government buyers to request information, find sources, and prepare RFQs and RFPs for millions of services and products offered through GSA’s Multiple Award Schedule (MAS). Government buyers can use eBuy to obtain quotes or proposals for services, large quantity purchases, big ticket items and purchases with complex requirements. Government contractors who do not have a GSA Schedule won’t have access to eBuy and are unable to see or respond to the opportunities posted there.

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Contracts | GSA Schedule | DoD | False Claims Act | SCA | Business Development | Resources and Insight

The McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act and what It means for Your GSA Contract

By: Andrew Wahlgren
August 14th, 2017

One of the trickiest areas of compliance for federal government contractors is following the regulations of the McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act (SCA) of 1965, for services that are non-professional in nature.   FAR Subpart 22.10 was recently updated to call this regulation the Service Contract Labor Standards, however, in practice you will still hear it commonly referred to as the SCA. With this update contractors saw major changes to the wage determinations.The SCA of 1965 was amended to ensure that businesses who worked in the service industry observed minimum wage standards as well as safety and health standards, when doing business with the Federal Government, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands or the Outer Continental Shelf Lands.

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