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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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GSA Schedule | Government | Contracts

Top 10 GSA Schedule Facts

By: Carina Linder
September 4th, 2015

General Services Administration (GSA) schedules are an easy and effective way for customers and vendors to handle federal government contracting. This program helps provide savings, flexibility, shorter lead times, transparency and a host of other benefits. GSA schedule management is a vital component to any successful government sales strategy. Here are our top 10 things to think about before, during and after embarking on the process:

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What Is GSA IT Schedule 70?

By: Carina Linder
July 13th, 2015

General Services Administration (GSA) IT Schedule 70 is a GSA Multiple Award Contract for Information Technology services and products negotiated with and awarded by the GSA. Under the GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Program and IT Schedule 70 in particular, the Federal government, as well as State and Local government entities can meet virtually every single purchasing need by buying products and services directly from GSA approved vendors at pre negotiated prices. GSA contracts offer government customers direct delivery of high-quality commercial supplies and services at discount pricing.

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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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Preparing for a Contractor Assistance Visit

By: Carina Linder
May 29th, 2015

Contractor Assistance Visits (CAVs) are in-person or virtual meetings between GSA’s Industrial Operations Analysts (IOAs) and GSA contractors that are meant to assess processes and systems that your firm has in place. They are used to ensure your firm is aware of and in compliance with various clauses, terms, and conditions of your firm's GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) contract.

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GSA Schedule | Business Development | Resources and Insight

So You Want To Increase Your GSA Prices?

By: Carina Linder
March 27th, 2015

Increasing prices on your GSA Schedule can be trickier than you expect. Unlike commercial prices or rates, you cannot increase your GSA prices sporadically. The first step in understanding GSA price increases is to determine which Economic Price Adjustment (EPA) FAR clause your contract was awarded under. Contractors can reference their Final Proposal Revision document to see which EPA clause applies to them.

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GSA Schedule | Business Development | Government | Resources and Insight | Contracts

Government Whistleblowing on the Rise

By: Carina Linder
July 15th, 2013

It is an ultimate ethical dilemma: to blow the whistle or to stay quiet? Recent statistics show that the number of government whistleblowing claims is increasing, and with media attention focused on high profile whistleblowing cases, it is more important now than ever to ensure that your company is compliant and maintains ethical business practices.

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GSA Schedule | Business Development | Government | Resources and Insight | Contracts

8(a) Fraud, 8 Plead Guilty

By: Carina Linder
June 12th, 2013

In an ongoing case of 8(a) fraud, the Eastern District Court recently sentenced two key federal contractor executives, Joseph Richards, 52, and David Lux, 66. The two executives pleaded guilty to unlawfully acquiring over $31 million in contracts through abuse of the 8(a) program instituted by the Small Business Association (SBA) and conspiracy to commit government fraud. This program provides the opportunity for socially disadvantaged and minority businesses to grow their business through federal contract preferences.

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