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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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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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Contracts | GSA Schedule | Service disabled veterans | DoD | SIN list | Special Item Number | TAA | Trade Agreements Act | fair and reasonable | Business Development

Back to Basics: Fair and Reasonable Pricing

By: Haley Lawrie
August 3rd, 2017

How the GSA determines fair and reasonable pricing.  When establishing a GSA schedule contract, it is important to note that the Federal Government intends to obtain equal or better pricing than the offeror’s Most Favored Customer (MFC). The reason being, is that the GSA has determined the prices under the GSA schedule to be fair and reasonable. During GSA contract negotiations, if the proposed prices are not deemed “Fair and Reasonable” the offer can be either denied or negotiated further to meet the standards of the GSA. So, who determines fair and reasonable pricing? Let’s discuss the highlights so that your offer can be successful during the contract review process.

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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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Contracts | GSA Schedule | Service disabled veterans | DoD | SIN list | Special Item Number | TAA | Trade Agreements Act | Business Development

What Government Contractors need to know about the TAA

By: Haley Lawrie
July 27th, 2017

Maintain compliance by keeping up to date with TAA policies!  The 2016 Presidential election was filled with a lot of “America first” rhetoric. Within the Trump Administration, that language is continued and there will very likely be an increased importance of American made products purchased through the GSA. With that in mind, reviewing the Trade Agreements Act (TAA) and what it means for GSA spending is important for contractors and buyers alike. The Trade Agreements Act (19 U.S.C. & 2501-2581) of 1979 was enacted to foster fair and open international trade, but more importantly, it implemented the requirement that the U.S. Government may acquire only U.S. – made or designated – end products.

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Contracts | GSA Schedule | Service disabled veterans | SIN 132-56 | FedMall | DoD | Business Development

FedMall is Here!

By: Haley Lawrie
July 6th, 2017

FedMall will change the way government agencies procure their goods!  Federal Mall (FedMall) has gone live, as of June 19th! The idea behind FedMall is to improve upon EMALL, which was created by the Department of Defense (DoD). It will sell Commercial Off-The-Shelf items (COTS) and will replace the DOD EMALL. Here are some things to be aware of as you’re transitioning from DoD EMALL to FedMall.

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