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Haley Lawrie

Haley Lawrie is the Director of Training and Research at Winvale. She is originally from Lynchburg, VA and graduated from James Madison University with a degree in International Affairs and Spanish.

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Streamlined GSA Schedule Acquisition vs. Option Extension

By: Haley Lawrie
July 7th, 2021

If you are close to the end of your GSA Schedule contract’s option period or the end of your 20-year contract period, you may have heard the terms “streamlined acquisition” or “option extension.” But which action do you need to take?

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How to Get Your GSA Schedule Proposal Across the Finish Line

By: Haley Lawrie
June 14th, 2021

Pulling together a GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) proposal can be a lot of work. If you’ve been following our blog, you may have a good understanding of the overall process as we’ve discussed the process from start to finish on previous posts. You do your research, pull together the administrative, technical, and pricing sections, then you’re done, right? Maybe not. Working with our clients, we know that a lot of people have problems finishing their GSA proposal and bringing it across the finish line to contract award. Let’s dive in and see how to dot your I’s and cross your T’s and get that GSA Schedule proposal to award.

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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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How to Find Your Cognizant DCAA and DCMA Offices

By: Haley Lawrie
May 12th, 2021

Defense contracting is a large portion of the government contracting sphere. If you are a GSA Schedule contractor working with the Department of Defense (DoD) or looking to do business with the DoD, it is probable that you will come into contact with two specific agencies—the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) and the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA).

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Using the GSA Contract-Awarded Labor Category (CALC) Tool

By: Haley Lawrie
March 29th, 2021

Working with the General Services Administration (GSA) can be difficult. Many times, the information contractors need is already out there in the universe, released by GSA, but the trick is knowing where to find it. One of our specialties as GSA Schedule consultants is pinpointing the right resources for our clients and helping them learn how to use those tools. One of the most underutilized GSA tools is the Contract-Awarded Labor Category, or CALC, tool. The CALC tool is valuable to contractors by helping with market research, particularly for labor categories offered to GSA. Let’s dive in to understand more about the GSA CALC tool.

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What Happens If Your GSA Schedule Proposal Gets Rejected?

By: Haley Lawrie
February 17th, 2021

Putting together a GSA Schedule proposal is a lot of work—we don’t sugar coat that. A lot of our clients have come to us having attempted a Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) proposal by themselves, and after going through all the work of putting together documents and submitting them to the eOffer system, they receive a rejection notice. This means that they have to start back at the beginning of the process, which can be extremely frustrating after putting in time and effort into the proposal. Let’s dive into some tips into your next steps if your GSA Schedule proposal is rejected.

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NAICS Codes 101 in 2021

By: Haley Lawrie
February 2nd, 2021

If you have a GSA contract or have worked with the General Services Administration in any capacity, you have undoubtedly heard the terms “NAICS code” referenced before. But what exactly is a NAICS Code? And what is their relevance to the GSA and Multiple Award Schedule?

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