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

Stephanie Hagan

Stephanie Hagan is the Content Writer and Digital Editor for Winvale where she helps the marketing department continue to develop and distribute GSA and government contracting content. 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 | Government

The Basics of Government Marketing

By: Stephanie Hagan
August 8th, 2022

With a GSA Schedule, you can easily access a wide network of federal, state, and local agencies looking to buy products and services. But great opportunity doesn't come without competition. While you are part of a unique pool of contractors, you still have to compete with other companies for business, and be proactive about advertising your solutions to government agencies. 

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Government Business Development | Contracts

What You Need to Know About GSA’s Services MAC, an OASIS Replacement

By: Stephanie Hagan
August 5th, 2022

Another contract vehicle is on the horizon for government contractors—GSA is creating a new services Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) to replace OASIS. Named Services Multi-Agency Contract (MAC) and also recently referred to as OASIS+, this contract vehicle will support GSA’s Federal Acquisition (FAS) Office of Professional Services and Human Capital Categories (PSHC) and will include a small business set-asides. Here’s what we know about the contract vehicle so far, including the reasoning behind its creation, its scope, and anticipated release dates.

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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

How to Break Down a Government Solicitation

By: Stephanie Hagan
August 3rd, 2022

When you open up a government solicitation, you might feel overwhelmed, confused, or even a sense of dread. We know solicitations are not known for light and easy reading, but it shouldn’t seem impossible to you and your team either. With the right direction and knowledge, you can pinpoint which sections to start with and how to tackle the hefty document. In this blog, we’ll outline the key sections and what you should do when you first click on that PDF.

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Government Business Development | Government

A Deeper Look into Best-In-Class (BIC) Contract Vehicles

By: Stephanie Hagan
July 22nd, 2022

As a GSA Schedule contractor, you have a lot of contracting opportunities available to you. Yes, you are already a part of the Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Program, but with this designation you are able to compete for a range of other contracting vehicles. One of them is Best-In-Class (BIC) contract vehicles, which are pre-vetted and well managed solutions available to multiple government agencies. GSA alone has several BIC vehicles, including the upcoming Services MAC, or also referred to as OASIS+. Here's a deeper look into Best-In-Class contract vehicles. 

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GSA Schedule | Technology

Polaris: GSA's Small Business IT Contract

By: Stephanie Hagan
July 20th, 2022

It’s finally here—on June 30, 2022, GSA unpaused the final Request for Proposal (RFP) for Polaris and extended the due date for bid proposals to August 10, 2022. Polaris is a multiple-award small business IDIQ contract that will provide the federal government with IT services and IT service-based solutions with an emphasis on emerging technologies.

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Veteran-Owned Small Business Certifications Are Changing from the VA to the SBA

By: Stephanie Hagan
July 18th, 2022

As a small business government contractor, you have the opportunity to certify under certain socioeconomic groups such as Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (VOSBs) or Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (VOSBs). These certifications allow you access to specialized contractor assistance programs and unique contracting opportunities set-aside specifically for small businesses. However, unlike the other small business contracting programs such as Women-Owned Small Business or 8(a) that are verified and certified through the Small Business Administration (SBA), the VOSB and SDVOSB certification went through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Starting January 2023, VOSB and SDVOSB certifications will be moved to the SBA. If you’re a Veteran-owned contractor or plan to become one soon, this is an important blog for you.

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