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Ashley Marculescu

Ashley Marculescu is a consultant in Winvale’s Government Contract Services Department. Prior to joining Winvale, she served as part of an international team developing a customized satellite system for a major Middle-Eastern oil company. Ashley is a member of the National Honors Society of Geography, Gamma Theta Upsilon. In 2012 she received her Bachelor’s degree in International Studies with a European Area Studies Certificate from Frostburg State University where she served as Design Chair for the Global Business Club.

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GSA Contractors: How to Consolidate SINs in 4 Easy Steps

By: Ashley Marculescu
May 23rd, 2018

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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IT Startups: Spring into Success on GSA’s $15 Billion Schedule 70

By: Ashley Marculescu
April 11th, 2017

GSA’s Springboard Program helps with the U.S. Government’s high demand for emerging technology solutions For years the GSA Schedules Program required companies to have a minimum of two years’ corporate experience before applying for a GSA Schedule Contract. Now, with the U.S. government having a higher demand for emerging technology solutions than ever before, new Information Technology (IT) companies don’t have to wait to become a GSA IT Schedule 70 contract holder.  Thanks to GSA’s Springboard Program, innovative companies with less than two years’ experience can become a GSA IT Schedule 70 contractor and can now have access to over $15 billion in annual federal, state, and local IT opportunities.

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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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WSOB | Business Development

Women in Business: It’s Worth Being a WOSB

By: Ashley Marculescu
March 8th, 2017

If women’s history in labor and business is any example of past entrepreneurial challenges that have been overcome, then 2017 should expect nothing less than great advances by women-owned businesses creating more opportunities for themselves. Government contractors recognize the benefits of having a small business designation and while we are only in the third month of the year, we are already seeing a spike in interest for companies to become registered as WOSB.

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GSA’s New Cybersecurity SINs are Now Open for Offers

By: Ashley Marculescu
September 8th, 2016

GSA adds new Highly Adaptive Cybersecurity Services (HACS) SINs to its Schedule 70 Solicitation in September 2016 and will immediately begin review of modifications and new offers submitted for any of these four SINs. The HACS SINs support President Obama’s Cybersecurity National Action Plan (CNAP) and the Cybersecurity Strategy and Implementation Plan (CSIP) to strategize long-term solutions to cybersecurity awareness and protection. Until now, it has been difficult for federal agencies to find a marketplace that has streamlined cybersecurity services that are both trusted and reliable. Eligible Schedule 70 contractors can now offer services under the four new HACS SINs:  

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One Change Women-Owned Small Businesses Can Make to Boost Federal Opportunities

By: Ashley Marculescu
September 6th, 2016

Last month, our contract support experts represented the Winvale team at the Small Business Administration (SBA) Baltimore District Office’s workshop: Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contracting Program. Workshops hosted by the SBA are extremely beneficial for all small business owners looking to acquire the right tools to succeed in the federal marketplace.

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A Beginner's Guide To GSA's FPT (Formatted Product Tool)

By: Ashley Marculescu
September 1st, 2016

The Formatted Product Tool (FPT) is one of GSA’s most recent developments in its Competitive Pricing Initiative and as of July 2016, FPT has been implemented to select product Schedules as part of its Phase I rollout. Below is a Beginner’s Guide for what contractors need to know once they’ve decided to implement FPT.  If you’re interested in learning more about FPT and the implementation schedule, check our previous blog An Executive Overview to GSA's FPT.  

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