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Matthew Lewis

Matthew Lewis is a Lead Consultant in Winvale’s Government Contract Services Department. He is originally from Roanoke, Va and graduated from Roanoke College with a degree in History.

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What Contractors Need to Know About GSA Schedule Order Terminations and Settlements

By: Matthew Lewis
June 1st, 2022

The GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) program creates many new avenues of business for commercial companies, and opens the door to work with a wide variety of government buyers. Whether you are a large or small business, the ultimate goal for contractors is to receive orders and/or win contracts from eligible entities through your GSA Schedule.

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How to Prepare Past Performance for Your GSA Schedule Proposal

By: Matthew Lewis
March 7th, 2022

The GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) program is a great opportunity for virtually any business to expand their reach of potential buyers to include government customers. The MAS program has over 300 Special Item Numbers (SINs), which gives prospective contractors selling products and services alike a great chance for success. Once a prospective contractor decides pursuing a GSA contract is a good fit for their business, they will need to put together their GSA Schedule Proposal.

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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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What is Considered a GSA Sale?

By: Matthew Lewis
January 19th, 2022

A GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) contract is no doubt a great business opportunity—not only does it open doors to a huge pool of government agencies, but the ability to sell directly to the largest buyer of goods and services in the world at pre-negotiated rates and shorter lead times is not something you can find in the commercial market. However, it’s not without effort. If you are interested in becoming a GSA contractor, or if you have recently been awarded a contract, it’s important you are aware of the requirements it takes to maintain a GSA Schedule contract. One of the main requirements is identifying what a GSA sale is and reporting it regularly to GSA. Several clients have come to us wondering what constitutes a GSA sale, so we have created a blog with everything you need to know.

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GSA Schedules vs. the Open Market

By: Matthew Lewis
October 20th, 2021

One of the biggest reasons contractors choose to get a GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) contract is the easy access it provides to the world’s largest buyer of goods and services, the U.S. government. With a GSA Schedule, contractors have access to government buyers with pre-negotiated prices and terms, giving them an advantage over other contract vehicles. This is because government buyers often choose to purchase from GSA Schedules with streamlined procurement and pre-negotiated pricing, terms and conditions, and pre-vetted contractors.

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What Can I Sell to the Government with a GSA Schedule Contract?

By: Matthew Lewis
August 18th, 2021

If you are new to the world of government contracting, you may be asking yourself, “how is the federal marketplace organized so that I can sell my products or services?” The General Services Administration (GSA) Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Program is a long-term governmentwide partnership with commercial companies providing federal, state, and local government buyers access to more than 11 million commercial products and services at volume discount pricing. To put it simply, the GSA Schedule acts a medium for government agencies to search for and purchase contractors’ products and services at already determined discounts and terms and conditions. One of the greatest features of the GSA Schedule to prospective contractors is that it encompasses such a wide variety of products and services.

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GSA Schedule FAQs

By: Matthew Lewis
July 14th, 2021

A GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) contract offers commercial companies a whole new pool of prospective customers. Obtaining a GSA Schedule can be a bit of a process, but those who are able to get a contract are awarded with ample business opportunities. If you are looking into getting a GSA Schedule, you probably have a lot of questions. You may not even know exactly what a GSA Schedule is, but that's OK, you have to start somewhere. As consultants well versed in government contracting, we know that the process can be confusing and there’s a huge learning curve with all the government acronyms and lingo. So, we gathered a list of key questions to help you navigate the process of getting a GSA Schedule contract.

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