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David Baldino

As Director of Professional Services at Winvale, David Baldino focuses on leading the Government Contracts Professional Services division, which offers clients expert advice related to the acquisition and maintenance of federal government contracts, strategic consulting for the optimal execution, compliance on federal government projects, and best practices training. David is the Subject Matter Expert for all clients in a variety of industries, including Information Technology, Cyber Security, Professional Services, and Commercial Products. David is a graduate of George Mason University and has attended both Georgetown University and the University of Oxford, where his studies consisted of History and Law.

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GSA Schedule | Government

What Does TAA Compliance Mean?

By: David Baldino
November 17th, 2020

In order to maintain Trade Agreements Act (TAA) compliance with your GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) contract, you must agree each “final product” you sell will have been “substantially transformed” in the United States or in a signatory country designated by the TAA, throughout the entirety of your contract term. While it may sound complicated, it’s not. You just need to make sure you fully understand what TAA compliance means and how you can abide by the rules. 

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GSA Schedule | Resources and Insight

11 Tips for Phase 3 of the GSA MAS Consolidation

By: David Baldino
September 1st, 2020

As of August 1st, 2020, GSA officially transitioned into Phase 3 of the Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Consolidation. Phase 3 is the final phase of GSA’s plan to migrate all 24 legacy Schedules into one Schedule. Although Phase 2 impacted all GSA Schedule holders, Phase 3 only affects contractors with multiple contracts under one Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) such as the Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS). GSA’s goal in the final phase of the MAS Consolidation is for each contractor to have one MAS contract per DUNS number.

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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 Double Verification VSC Password

By: David Baldino
June 13th, 2018

GSA recently identified security vulnerabilities in its Vendor Support Center (VSC) system, in which contractor usernames and passwords were compromised. As an immediate course of action against this threat, GSA has now implemented a Multi-Factor Authentication to protect information and make it more secure. The enhanced security applies to multiple GSA portals, which include: eBuy, the Advantage Spend Analysis Program (ASAP), the Schedules Input Program (SIP), Reverse Auctions, and the 72A Quarterly Reporting System.

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5 Important Tips That May Make You Better at Using SIP

By: David Baldino
May 16th, 2018

The Schedules Input Program (SIP) is a very old and outdated software tool that GSA uses to review and accept contractors’ GSA Advantage Pricelists. To a SIP first time user, the program can seem overwhelming, so this blog is intended to help those who want to become better at using SIP. There are 5 important tips which will guide you on how to navigate, submit, and work around issues within the program.

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Changes Announced for all GSA Schedules in April 2017

By: David Baldino
March 28th, 2017

Earlier this month GSA announced there would be some big changes coming to all the GSA Schedule solicitations in April 2017. With March quickly coming to an end, it’s time to look at what these changes are. In an article on GSA’s Interact website, they released information on changes that will be initiated in April through a schedule-wide Mass Modification, which will refresh all GSA MAS Contracts. This mass mod is of significant importance because April also happens to be a reporting month for large contractors who have an Individual Subcontracting Plan and therefore need to complete and Individual Subcontracting Report. There are some changes in this mass mod that will impact this reporting in the future.

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GSA Schedule

The Quarterly Reporting Guide for State and Local Contractors

By: David Baldino
May 19th, 2016

It’s that time of year again: quarterly sales reporting! Whether you are a federal or state and local contractor, you are required to submit a sales report to not only fulfill your contractual duty as a vendor, but also to pay an administrative fee.

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