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Carina Linder

Carina Linder is an Engagement Manager with more than five years of experience in GSA contract proposal writing and contract negotiations. Her expertise is in contract compliance consulting, Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and procurement procedures.

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How to Understand GSA Order Level Materials (OLMs) Final Rule in 5 Easy Steps

By: Carina Linder
May 30th, 2018

Big news coming to the schedules program! The US General Services Administration (GSA) has issued a final rule that opens up for procurement of Order-Level Materials on FSS contracts or BPAs.

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WOSB | EDWOSB | sole sourcing | Business Development | Resources and Insight

Women in Business: WOSB and EDWOSB Sole Source Advantage

By: Carina Linder
March 15th, 2017

As we celebrate Women’s History Month we wanted to take a moment to highlight one of the biggest advantages Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOSBs) and Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Businesses (EDWOSBs) have in federal government contracting: Sole Sourcing.

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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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Technology | GSA Schedule

GSA Rolls out Transactional Data Reporting Pilot Program

By: Carina Linder
July 14th, 2016

In an effort to increase efficiency and encourage savings, GSA published a final rule on transactional data reporting on June 23, 2016. This new requirement instructs vendors to report transactional data from orders placed against certain Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) contracts, Government Wide Acquisition Contracts (GWACs), and Government Wide Indefinite-Delivery, Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) contracts.

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Professional Services Schedule | GSA Schedule

SBA Implements Revision to Small-Business Size Standards

By: Carina Linder
March 4th, 2016

Major changes implemented by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will be affecting several organizations in the small-business arena. On February 26, 2016, the SBA’s revised standards for business size determinations took effect, due to final rulings by the SBA as part of the agency’s comprehensive North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) review. 209 different industries could feel the effect of this change.

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Government | Contracts | Resources and Insight

How to Handle Travel Costs Under a GSA Task Order

By: Carina Linder
January 22nd, 2016

  Now that you’re a GSA contract holder you may have noticed that there’s quite a bit of red tape to work around. Certain performance orders issued under your GSA contract may require you to travel out of area. If this is the case for your organization, there are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to travel expenses and per diem charges.

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GSA Schedule | IFF Reporting

What is Considered a GSA sale? Tips for IFF Reporting

By: Carina Linder
November 24th, 2015

One of the most common GSA contractor errors discovered during a GSA assessment visit is incorrect Industrial Funding Fee (IFF) reporting of GSA sales. There may be several reasons why this happens, but one of the most common reasons is that businesses fail to distinguish between GSA sales and non-GSA sales. Companies may not know what constitutes a GSA sale, may have not offered GSA pricing to a GSA eligible buyer and/or they may not have a proper system in place to track and identify GSA sales.

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