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Peri Costic

Peri Costic is a Proposal Writer at Winvale. Originally from Mechanicsville, Virginia, Peri earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from Christopher Newport University.

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Government Business Development | Technology

GSA Releases Alliant 3 RFP

By: Peri Costic
July 15th, 2024

GSA recently released the Request for Proposal (RFP) for Alliant 3, a follow on to the highly successful Alliant 2 Government Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC). Like Alliant 2, Alliant 3 is an Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract for IT-services based solutions, but one major change is that Alliant 3 has no maximum dollar ceiling. In this blog, we’ll cover the highlights of the Alliant 3 RFP to help you determine if this is a good fit for your company.

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10 Tips to Win Your Next Federal Proposal

By: Peri Costic
July 1st, 2024

Now that it’s officially Q4, the solicitations will start rolling in—are you prepared? Many contractors aren’t taking advantage of all the opportunities coming across their desk because they don’t have an organized system or a recipe for proposal success. In this blog, we’ll cover the major highlights from our recent webinar on how to ace your next winning federal proposal. Whether you have a dedicated proposal team or not, these 10 tips will help you nail your next federal 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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GSA Schedule

The Do’s and Don’ts of Preparing a GSA Schedule Proposal

By: Peri Costic
June 3rd, 2024

If you want to get on the GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS), the first step is putting together your proposal. Preparing an MAS offer is no easy task, and there’s plenty of pitfalls to avoid. Luckily, we here at Winvale have years of experience with creating GSA Schedule proposals, and we’ve learned a few tricks along the way. In this blog, we’ll talk about some of the Do’s and Don’ts to keep in mind when preparing a GSA Schedule proposal.

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NAICS Codes vs. SINs

By: Peri Costic
May 28th, 2024

It’s impossible to get very far in the GSA Schedule acquisition process without encountering the acronym “SIN.” Special Item Numbers (SINs) are of critical importance to the GSA, but can be confusing to new contractors. Much of this confusion arises from the relationship between SINs and North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Codes, which many contractors are already familiar with. Here at Winvale, we receive many questions about SINs, NAICS Codes, and the differences between them—so let’s break that down.

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Government Business Development | Government

PSCs vs. NAICS Codes

By: Peri Costic
March 20th, 2024

In the world of government contracting, it can sometimes feel like people are speaking a different language, one that’s made up of innumerable incomprehensible acronyms. Two of these that you may have encountered are PSC, which stands for Product and Service Code, and NAICS, which stands for North American Industry Classification System. Despite their differences, these are frequently confused by even seasoned contractors. In this blog, we’ll dive into what these terms mean, the differences between them, and how they can be useful to you.

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Strategies for Successful GSA Schedule Proposal Writing

By: Peri Costic
March 13th, 2024

GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) contracts are a great way to sell to the government—but the process of obtaining one can seem intimidating. Writing a GSA proposal can be tough, especially if you aren’t familiar with the process. In this blog, we’ll share some of our tried-and-true tips for successful GSA proposal writing.

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