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The latest insights for government contracting success, GSA Schedule assistance, & IT Manufacturer support.

Hannah Patrick

Hannah Patrick currently serves as an Engagement Manager with Winvale. She works in the Contracting Consulting department specializing in contract compliance, developing winning proposals for the GSA Multiple Award Schedule program, contract maintenance and contract strategy to achieve organizational objectives. Hannah previously supported Winvale’s Research Department as an Analyst where she worked with companies interested in creating or building a presence in the federal marketplace

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GSA Schedule | Contracts

Contract Extension – Don’t Wait

By: Hannah Patrick
December 15th, 2015

For a GSA Schedule contractor, a contract extension is an important process that should be completed without any delay. The GSA Schedule is a five-year contract with three additional five-year option periods for a total of 20 years. After each five-year period, every GSA Schedule contractor has to complete a contract extension prior to their contract’s expiration date in order to extend their contract for another five years. Although it is common to have your contract extended, GSA Schedule contractors should be as proactive as possible during this process to make sure there is no delay in being awarded the next option period.

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Professional Services Schedule | PSS | Contracts

Highlights of GSA’s New Professional Services Schedule (PSS)

By: Hannah Patrick
October 6th, 2015

The time has finally come for the release of GSA’s Professional Services Schedule (PSS). We have been following the news closely on this new consolidated contract combining eight current GSA Solicitations into one.

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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 and Insight | Procurement Process | Contracts

The Advantage of Pursuing a Sources Sought Notice

By: Hannah Patrick
September 18th, 2015

Sources Sought is one of the lesser understood notifications sent out by a federal agency. Those of you who frequent FedBizOpps (FBO) may have come across a Sources Sought when researching opportunities and you may have even skimmed over this notification because it is not a formal solicitation for work or a request for proposal. The following blog will define a Sources Sought and explore why it is a useful tool for the federal government, as well as potential vendors.

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GSA Schedule

Top 5 Things to Do After Being Awarded a GSA Schedule

By: Hannah Patrick
August 5th, 2015

Congratulations! You have just been awarded a GSA Schedule… Now what? Preparing your offer and applying to get a GSA Schedule was only the beginning of your organization’s life as a GSA Schedule Holder. Now that you have a contract, you have important sales and compliance responsibilities for the life of your contract. For your organization off on the right path, here are the top five things to do after you are awarded a GSA Schedule.

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late payments | prompt payment

What Is the Prompt Payment Rule?

By: Hannah Patrick
April 23rd, 2015

Although most of your government clients are probably very good about paying their invoices on time – or even early to take advantage of a prompt payment discount – every so often you may get that one agency that is difficult to collect from. If it happens once or twice, it might not be that big of a deal. But what if it is every month, or on a significantly large invoice?

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