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Isabel Sabie

Isabel Sabie is a Consultant for Winvale’s Government Contract Services Department. Isabel is originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota, and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Coe College.

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GSA Schedule | Resources and Insight

What is GSA Contract Compliance?

By: Isabel Sabie
June 27th, 2022

If you’ve done any research into GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) contracts, you’ll see one key phrase used a lot: “Contract compliance.” But what does it mean? Contracts in any sphere can be complicated, and government contracts are especially difficult, as government buyers and sellers have to abide by procurement regulations established in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). Any business that holds a GSA contract or is looking to acquire one needs to be aware of the terms and conditions that are applicable to their company. Failing to be compliant with those terms and conditions can have serious consequences for your GSA contract.

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Best Practices for GSA Invoicing and IFF Reporting

By: Isabel Sabie
December 6th, 2021

As a contractor for the General Services Administration (GSA), you know that a key part of contract compliance is regularly reporting your sales and paying the Industrial Funding Fee (IFF). Whether you report on a monthly or quarterly basis, it’s essential you have a consistent and accurate invoicing process so you can be certain you are reporting the correct sales. To ensure that contractors are compliant with their sales reporting process, GSA will conduct Contractor Assessments on a semi-regular basis. During these assessments, an Industrial Operations Analyst (IOA) will analyze your sales practices and reporting history to ensure you are compliant with GSA terms and conditions.

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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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GSA Schedule | Government Business Development

So You Want To Increase Your GSA Schedule Prices?

By: Isabel Sabie
June 23rd, 2021

One of the most essential parts of maintaining your GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) contract is ensuring your pricing is up to date. GSA contracts can last for up to 20 years, so it’s likely that your commercial rates will increase during the life of your contract. As a GSA contractor, you have the ability and the right to increase your GSA rates alongside your commercial rates. However, the process of requesting a price increase can be complicated, as GSA has restrictions on when you can raise your rates and how much of an increase you can request.

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Spring Clean Your GSA Schedule

By: Isabel Sabie
April 5th, 2021

As a GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) contractor, one of the most critical tasks in ensuring that your contract remains compliant is to report your GSA sales and to remit the Industrial Funding Fee (IFF). GSA contractors are required to report their sales through the Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) Sales Reporting Portal (SRP) on a quarterly or monthly basis.

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GSA to Implement the Verified Products Portal (VPP)

By: Isabel Sabie
March 1st, 2021

Whether you are a current or prospective GSA Schedule contractor, it is vital you remain aware of any upcoming changes to the federal procurement process. A source for many important changes is the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Federal Marketplace Strategy, which aims to refine and improve the federal marketplace by reducing barriers and improving access for federal buyers and sellers.

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What Are Contractor Teaming Arrangements?

By: Isabel Sabie
December 28th, 2020

Managing your GSA Schedule can be an arduous task. As a contractor, you are required to stay on top of constantly changing regulations, to understand and navigate difficult restrictions, and most importantly, to find and win procurement opportunities so you can meet your contract’s minimum sales requirement.

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