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

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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GSA Schedule | Contracts

How to Use Contractor Team Arrangements

By: Matthew Lewis
January 18th, 2023

While GSA Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) provide contractors with ample opportunities to provide products and services to an array of government buyers, there can also be times a contractor may not able to solely satisfy a buyer’s needs with their offerings. Thankfully, there’s an answer for GSA contractors who want to combine their expertise to create one total solution. In these situations, contractors can enter a GSA Schedule Contractor Team Arrangement (CTA).

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GSA Schedule | Resources and Insight

How Do I Report My GSA Sales with TDR?

By: Matthew Lewis
December 21st, 2022

If you’re a new GSA contractor or new to reporting your GSA sales, you may be wondering what TDR is, and how it can fit into your contract. Transactional Data Reporting (TDR) is a GSA Schedule pilot program for reporting sales that was first rolled out in 2016. TDR is a way for GSA and its partner agencies to collect transaction-level data on solutions purchased through the Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) program. Ultimately, the purpose is to equip the government’s acquisition workforce with the information needed to make data-driven decisions that save taxpayer dollars. TDR also allows contractors to opt out of Commercial Sales Practices (CSP) and reporting, which could be a benefit for your company.

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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

What is a GSA Multiple Award Schedule?

By: Matthew Lewis
September 9th, 2022

If you’re new to the world of federal contracting, chances are you have come across several foreign terms like GSA Multiple Award Schedule, and the definitions are not always self explanatory. The government has its own jargon we call "government speak" and it can be a little daunting at first to learn the terms and acronyms associated with selling to the government, but as consultants, it’s our job to help our clients understand. Federal contracts like the GSA Multiple Award Schedule provide plentiful opportunities for businesses and organizations to expand their public sector sales presence, but in order to reap the benefits of selling in the government landscape, it’s important for companies to understand the basics of government contracting first. In this article, we'll break down the GSA Multiple Award Schedule, highlight the benefits, and tell you how you can get on the GSA Schedule.

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Government Business Development

Do You Qualify as an Economically Disadvantaged Women Owned Small Business?

By: Matthew Lewis
July 11th, 2022

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has several contracting assistance programs to help small businesses win a fair share of the federal government's dollars. These types of programs allow for small businesses with a GSA Schedule to be more competitive in the world of government contracting. One of these programs is the Economically Disadvantaged Women Owned Small Business (EDWOSB). With this business designation, your company has greater access to specific contracting opportunities and programs that are designed to help you succeed in the federal marketplace. We’ll cover what a EDWOSB is and if your company qualifies so you can take advantage of these contracting assistance programs.

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Government

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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GSA Schedule

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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