On August 31, 2021, GSA proposed a rule to help GSA Schedule contractors perform on Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) orders beyond their contract term. This proposed rule would amend the GSA Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to include an internal GSA policy of extending FSS orders for 5 years beyond the terms of an FSS contract. As a reminder, the GSA Schedule is also referred to as the Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) and the Multiple Award Schedule (MAS), so this order directly affects GSA contractors.
We live in the digital era and as we have seen with the pandemic, more and more aspects of life are becoming digitized. This does not exclude our federal entities, so it’s imperative that our federal government is protected from the threats that come with the digital age. As result, GSA created a HACS (Highly Adaptive Cybersecurity Services) SIN which is dedicated to preventing leaks and cyberattacks. Before an entity can obtain a HACS SIN, they must show that they are qualified to provide thorough and extensive cybersecurity. A main part of the qualification for the HACS SIN is determined by an Assessment Evaluation and Standardization (AES) High Value Asset (HVA) assessment. Let’s dive into the HVA assessment and what it entails.
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Historically, if you were looking to do business with the federal government you would register your business under a unique identifier, known as a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) Number. The government has recently announced an initiative to move away from DUNS as the identifier and now will use a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI). This transition is projected to be completed by April 4th, 2022. What does this mean for you and your business?
Navigating the GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) acquisition process from beginning to end can leave you with lots of questions. Knowing where to go to answer these questions will give you more confidence as a GSA Schedule contractor. GSA has several websites to help contractors sell their solutions, find contracting opportunities, market their contract, report their sales, and keep their contract updated. While these websites are crucial to becoming a successful GSA contractor, it can be difficult to track down all the necessary sites and learn how to use them at first. So, we put together an essential guide to GSA’s key sites to help you find the answers you are looking for and help you best optimize your GSA Schedule.