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Haley Lawrie

Haley Lawrie is a consultant in Winvale’s Government Contract Services Department. She is originally from Lynchburg, VA and graduated from James Madison University with a degree in International Affairs and Spanish.

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GSA Schedule

Best Practices for GSA Invoicing and IFF Reporting

By: Haley Lawrie
October 17th, 2018

It’s reporting season, so now is a good time to be conducting a self-audit of your invoicing practices and the repercussions for contractor visits. GSA has two types of visits: Annual Assessments and End of Term Assessments. Annual Assessments will occur every year for contractors that produce more than $150,000 in sales. End of Term Assessments will occur for all contractors approximately 12 months prior to their contract extension.

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Making Things Quicker and Easier: IT Schedule 70 Startup Springboard

By: Haley Lawrie
June 4th, 2018

We’re halfway through 2018, and technology remains king over at the General Services Administration (GSA). GSA wants to get state of the art technologies to federal agencies faster, so GSA now allows IT companies with fewer than two years of experience onto IT Schedule 70 through the Startup Springboard program.

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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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Resources to Grow your Government Contracting Knowledge

By: Haley Lawrie
April 11th, 2018

Government contracting can be hard to get into—there’s so much to learn! However, like any field, you need to nurture it and let your knowledge grow. To help with that process, we’ve gathered some resources to help in three key areas: Instructional, Compliance, and Market Research.  

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GSA Schedule | Contracts

Top 10 Government Abbreviations you Need to Know

By: Haley Lawrie
January 24th, 2018

So many acronyms, so little time! Early in my government contracting career, I had to learn a new language as new acronyms filled every page I read! To help you better understand the federal government’s world, here are the top 10 need-to-know abbreviations this year: 1. NAICS Code- North American Industry Classification System code. Your NAICS codes help determine if you qualify as a small business. Through the Small Business Act, the Small Business Administration (SBA) established size standards for NAICS codes so businesses can understand their designation and see relevant opportunities for which they qualify. Learn more about NAICS codes and see if you qualify as a small business here.

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GSA Schedule | Technology

What you need to know about GSA Schedule 70’s newest cybersecurity SIN

By: Haley Lawrie
November 29th, 2017

Strengthening the security of federal networks, systems, and data is one of the most important challenges federal agencies face. Therefore, the General Services Administration (GSA) is changing how it provides access to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)'s cybersecurity program through the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program. GSA's newest Schedule 70 Special Item Number (SIN) 132-44, Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation Tools, is a dynamic approach to strengthening the cybersecurity of government networks and systems. The jointly administered program by DHS and the GSA currently operates under a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) which will expire in August, 2018. The GSA began the BPA-to-GSA transition process by adding the SIN 132-44 to IT Schedule 70.

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Contracts | GSA Schedule | SINs | PSS | FAR | Professional Services Schedule | Business Development

PSS Refresh 28: More than Meets the Eye

By: Haley Lawrie
October 30th, 2017

This update will affect SINS 520-16 through 520-20. The General Services Administration’s (GSA) Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) is planning to release Refresh 28 of the 00CORP Professional Services Schedule (PSS) in Mid-November 2017. This update will implement a variety of changes to the scope of Special Item Numbers (SINs) 520-16, 520-17, and 520-20. It will also delete SINs 520-18 and 520-19 in order to redefine Data Breach Response and Identity Protection Services under PSS. These changes help to embrace the transition seen in data breach response and help create a proactive solution for identity protection.

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