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Carter Bowman

At Winvale, Carter is involved with both the Business Development and Consulting departments where he assists with blog writing, analytical research and marketing for program initiatives and events. While assisting different Winvale teams, Carter has helped draft summaries and reports, worked on a variety of marketing strategies, and contributed to the daily needs and responsibilities of his team members.

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The Economically Disadvantaged Women Owned Small Business

By: Carter Bowman
July 25th, 2018

The Qualification The Economically Disadvantaged Women Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) certification is very similar to the Women Owned Small Business (WOSB) program; however, it does have a few distinctions.

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Create and Maintain a Code of Ethics

By: Carter Bowman
July 18th, 2018

Why Ethics Exist in Business: When dealing with the government, or really any industry, people should be very conscious of ethics codes. The United States Office of Government Ethics (OGE), which is primarily concerned with the executive branch of government, clearly identifies what private companies are and are not allowed to do for government workers. For example, there are specific restrictions on paid travel, bribery, gifts, and payments. Likewise, there are repercussions that follow violations of any of these rules. The reason behind such strict regulations is the government attempts to protect the integrity of our companies and government officials.

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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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Procurement Process

Procurement Through e-Commerce Portals

By: Carter Bowman
July 11th, 2018

Background: On Thursday, June 21st, 2018 my colleague Andrew Wahlgren and I attended a GSA Industry Day at GSA’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. to discuss “Procurement through commercial e-Commerce portals.” The talks were very informational, with unique perspectives from the General Services Administration (GSA) representatives, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) representatives, and high-stake company executives.

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A Deeper Look into Best-In-Class (BIC) Contract Vehicles

By: Carter Bowman
June 20th, 2018

What Best-In-Class Actually Means Government contract vehicles labelled “Best-In-Class” (BIC) are deemed the highest preforming contracts by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). There are currently over 30 BIC contracts, which help individual buyers to narrow their scope when looking to onboard or subcontract.

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