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Stephanie Hagan

Stephanie Hagan is the Training and Communications Manager for Winvale. Stephanie grew up in Sarasota, Florida, and earned her Bachelor's of Arts in Journalism and Rhetoric/Communications from the University of Richmond.

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Government Business Development | Resources and Insight

Best-In-Class (BIC) Solution Opportunities

By: Stephanie Hagan
July 17th, 2024

Once they have their GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS), a lot of our clients ask us how to start gaining government customers. Whether it’s through GSA eBuy, GSA Advantage!, or SAM.gov, new contractors are understandably eager to make sales through their contract. Some opportunities will be single orders if you sell through Advantage, and others will be short-lived contracts, but Best-In-Class (BIC) vehicles are also another opportunity to keep on your radar. These contracts offer pre-vetted and negotiated solutions to a variety of agencies, and there are a few offering new opportunities in the coming months. In this blog, we’ll talk about some of the most popular BICs and their status for contractors looking to join.

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GSA Schedule | Government

What is a CAGE Code?

By: Stephanie Hagan
July 12th, 2024

As a GSA Schedule contractor, you have several codes that signify your industry, business size, unique identification, and location. One of these essential codes is the CAGE Code. The Commercial And Government Entity Code, or CAGE Code, is a unique five-character ID used in the government as an identifier for suppliers to the federal government. You may be wondering, how is this code different from your Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) or perhaps your old DUNS Number? In this blog, we'll talk about the importance of CAGE Codes to GSA Schedule contractors and how you can get one.

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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

Updates to GSA’s OASIS+

By: Stephanie Hagan
July 10th, 2024

GSA is expected to release awards soon for the highly anticipated OASIS+ contract. OASIS+ is a professional services Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) replacing GSA’s One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS) contract vehicle. OASIS+ will support GSA’s Federal Acquisition (FAS) Office of Professional Services and Human Capital Categories (PSHC). In early July, GSA announced on Interact the general awards timeline along with updated buyer and seller information. In this blog, we’ll talk about the recent updates and everything you need to know about this contract.

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Government | Technology

GSA Publishes New FedRAMP Framework Prioritizing Generative AI

By: Stephanie Hagan
July 3rd, 2024

The General Services Administration (GSA) recently published a new emerging technology framework for the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) prioritizing generative Artificial Intelligence, or AI. This means that contractors who offer generative AI capabilities will be given priority to be expedited through the FedRAMP authorization process. Since AI has grown exponentially over the past few years, there has been a race between the need to rapidly acquire emerging AI technologies in the federal government, and the assurance that AI will be developed and used safely as well as securely. This is the first time FedRAMP will have a framework prioritizing one technology over another. In this blog, we’ll dig into FedRAMP and what the new emerging technology framework will look like for contractors.

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Government Business Development | Government

A Guide to Requests for Proposals (RFPs)

By: Stephanie Hagan
June 28th, 2024

Requests for Proposals (RFPs) are a crucial part of your business development as a contractor, but they are not an easy task. There’s a lot that goes into an RFP response, from the early market research stages, to reading over the sections, and leading an in-depth review so your team can submit a successful response. Not only do you have to read, draft, and submit a winning response, but learn all the terminology that goes along with it.

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Government Business Development

Avoid These Common Challenges During Government Q4

By: Stephanie Hagan
June 26th, 2024

Q4 of the federal government Fiscal Year is like Christmas Eve at a mall—a spending spree full of opportunities for your company. Government agencies are rushing to spend the remainder of their budget and releasing scores of solicitations. While this is the most important time of year for taking advantage of government business, it can come with its own set of challenges. Is your company prepared for this kind of chaos?

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