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John Abel

John Abel is a consultant at The Winvale Group focusing on government contracting and federal acquisition opportunities for businesses. He is a native of Stafford, Virginia and graduated from James Madison University with his Bachelor's of Arts in History.

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Business Development

NAICS Codes – What Do They Mean for Your Business?

By: John Abel
April 18th, 2019

As a government contractor, you’ve probably run into NAICS codes more than a few times, and you likely know which ones are applicable to your products or services. But like many, questions still linger about their true meaning and function. Questions like: “What does the acronym even mean in the first place?” “How do they affect your business and how you work with the government?” “What is a size standard?”

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GSA Schedule

How to Grow Your Business with GSA Schedule Management

By: John Abel
March 20th, 2019

“If You Build it, They Will Come” Having your GSA Multiple Award Schedule Contract awarded can seem like the light at the end of a lengthy tunnel, but it’s not the end of the journey. Once awarded your contract, the real work has only just begun. The payoff for becoming a successful GSA MAS contractor can be huge, but only if the right steps are taken from post-award day 1.

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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

As a GSA Schedule Contractor, You Need to Understand These Cyber Risks

By: John Abel
January 30th, 2019

Once you are awarded a GSA Schedule contract, you are granted access to many platforms and resources to assist in growing your company’s presence in the public sector.  As a GSA Schedule contractor, websites like SAM.gov, GSA Advantage!, GSA eLibrary, and more become important assets for success in the federal market. The issue is, contractors and government buyers aren’t the only ones that see these resources as valuable.

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GSA Schedule

GSA Issues RFI with Potential Changes to IT Schedule 70’s Software SINs

By: John Abel
November 14th, 2018

As a GSA MAS Schedule Contract holder, it’s important to stay current with all solicitation refreshes and potential changes to your Schedule contract. Each Schedule undergoes updates via refreshes periodically, and often, GSA will release a Request for Information to compile feedback and pertinent data from those whom the changes directly affect.

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SINs

SIN 132-20 is Coming to GSA Schedule 70

By: John Abel
September 27th, 2018

After a 10-year, $2.5 billion contract for contact center solutions has come to its end, GSA has elected to acquire these services via a new method. GSA is preparing to add SIN 132-20, titled Automated Contact Center Solutions (ACCS), to Schedule IT70 to secure more advanced AI computing for these applications and processes within the government.  More details surrounding the addition of this SIN can be found online on GSA’s Interact platform.

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Four Tips to Help Get the Most out of Your GSA MAS Contract

By: John Abel
May 9th, 2018

Getting on Schedule as a GSA Multiple Award Schedule contractor is a big step toward maximizing your company’s ability to generate government sales. However, it’s not the only step. Obtaining a MAS contract is only a double in the third inning of contracting through the GSA MAS program.

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