All contractors who plan to sell to the federal government know the importance of maintaining your System for Award Management (SAM.gov) registration. It's a requirement that you must be registered in SAM.gov before you can submit your GSA Schedule offer, and you need to renew it annually as long as you want to do business with the government. While it's an essential area of compliance, maintaining your SAM.gov registration is not always easy and straightforward, especially with the recent updates to SAM. Our team has compiled a list of frequently asked questions to help the process go smoothly.
While we are welcoming 2023, there are some aspects following us into the New Year. 2023 is not only the the year of the rabbit, but also the years of major IT Government-Wide Acquisition Contracts (GWACs). The Information Technology (IT) community has been tracking major solicitations as they sit in protest purgatory or as they are in process of releasing draft and final Request for Proposals (RFPs). Let’s go through these opportunities and their journey into 2023.
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.
If you are a GSA Schedule holder who offers services, you may be familiar with the Service Contract Act (SCA). The SCA was enacted in 1965 to protect those performing work for contractors and subcontractors. With the enactment of the Service Contract act, a series of regulations compliance requirements were initiated for both GSA Schedule holders and federal agencies. At Winvale, we have a lot of clients asking us if the SCA impacts them, so let’s review the SCA, SCA exemptions and compliance, and why it’s relevant for several GSA Schedule contractors.
Navigating the government contracting world as a small business can be daunting. Thankfully, small businesses have access to several resources to tap into such as small business set-asides and certain funding programs to help them get their foot in the door, such as the Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR). In this blog, we’ll cover the SBIR program and how contractors can use this program to their advantage.
While having a GSA Schedule gives you access to a whole new marketplace, it doesn’t automatically guarantee you government sales—you need to know where to look. Knowing what government contracting opportunities are available is an essential part of winning government awards. In the public sector, government contractors are responsible for responding to the needs of the buying agency so it’s important you know where to find these opportunities and that you are taking advantage of all the tools available to you.
Getting on the GSA Schedule is a great place to start selling to government entities, not only federal agencies, but also state and local entities. Many assume that the GSA Schedule is specific to federal buyers but in reality, the list of entities who can purchase via the GSA Schedule expands beyond that. GSA maintains a list of eligible entities that includes state and local agencies, educational institutions, and tribal governments. While your GSA Schedule invites access to many opportunities, many states have their own contracting vehicles and purchasing cooperatives that they prefer, and some are connected to the Multiple Award Schedule (MAS). In this blog, we'll explore different ways you can sell to state and local entities.