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

Marissa Sims

Marissa Sims is a consultant in Winvale's Richmond office. She is originally from Washington, DC and is a graduate from St. Mary’s College of Maryland Public Honors College, with a degree in International Language and Culture.

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GSA Schedule

Don't Lose Your GSA Schedule Contract

By: Marissa Sims
December 20th, 2021

Once you receive your GSA Schedule, it’s important to consider the maintenance and compliance required to successfully manage your contract. While you’ve overcome the significant hurdle of getting your GSA Schedule awarded, you are not off the hook for the remainder of your contract. There are steps you need to take to ensure your contract complies with GSA regulations and requirements. If you fail to adhere to some of the regulations, you could risk getting your contract cancelled. To avoid contract cancellation and to maximize contract success, we put together a blog of some important rules you should keep in mind throughout the life of your GSA Schedule.

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Technology

What is the IT Startup Springboard Program?

By: Marissa Sims
October 18th, 2021

In modern society, information and processes have become faster and simpler. Now you can order online ahead of time, pay as you shop for groceries, the list goes on. Thanks to technological advances, delayed gratification of many processes has become a thing of the past. If you’re an IT start-up looking to get on a GSA Schedule, luckily you have one more way to simplify getting what you want. Through GSA’s Information Technology (IT) Category Startup Springboard, all government agencies can have more access to the most up-to-date technology, and most importantly for prospective GSA contractors, you can submit a GSA Schedule proposal with fewer than 2 years of being in business.

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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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Government Business Development | Resources and Insight

How to Find Government Contract Opportunities on SAM.gov

By: Marissa Sims
September 13th, 2021

Once you are awarded your GSA Schedule contract, it does not automatically mean you will have orders streaming in from government agencies. Knowing what government contracting opportunities are available is an essential part of being a successful contractor. To significantly increase your chances of contracting success, you should be proactive about finding opportunities that fit your solutions. The good thing is, there are several GSA resources you can use to discover business in the federal marketplace, like SAM.gov. We put together this blog to show you the step-by-step process on how you can use the site to easily search for procurement opportunities.

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Government Business Development

What Are the Types of Small Business Set-Asides?

By: Marissa Sims
August 16th, 2021

If you are a small business owner, your chances for federal procurement are greater than you may think. The federal government mandates set-asides to achieve small business goals and give small businesses a fair chance to win government contracts. Set-asides are exclusively reserved for small businesses, which limits competition and increases the odds as defined in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 19.5. At Winvale, we work with a wide variety of small businesses and help them find their niche in the public sphere. In this blog, we will cover the different types of small business set-asides that your business may qualify for.

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