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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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GSA Schedule | Technology

Polaris: GSA's New Small Business IT Contract

By: Stephanie Hagan
January 13th, 2021

It’s coming—on New Year’s Eve, GSA released a draft for Polaris, the new small business IT contract that is replacing Alliant 2. Polaris is a multiple-award 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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Government | Resources and Insight

Fiscal Year 2020 Government Contracting Recap

By: Stephanie Hagan
January 6th, 2021

If you look back at your 2020 plans and goals from last January, they probably don’t mention anything about a global pandemic. 2020 was an incredibly unpredictable year for all of us. Despite the economic uncertainty, government spending continues to steadily increase as agencies spring to action to make sure national, state, and local organizations have the resources they need to provide COVID-19 relief.

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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

State and Local Government Program Opportunities for GSA Contractors

By: Stephanie Hagan
January 4th, 2021

There’s a common misconception that contractors can only sell to the federal government through a GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) contract. Along with a list of eligible national and international organizations, GSA contractors can also sell to state and local government as well as tribal governments and certain educational institutions through certain purchasing programs.  

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Resources and Insight | COVID-19

The COVID-19 Relief Bill and What it Means for Government Contractors

By: Stephanie Hagan
December 22nd, 2020

On December 22, 2020, Congress passed a COVID-19 relief bill making it part of one of the highest spending bills in American history. The $900 billion Coronavirus bill is attached to an omnibus spending bill for the 2021 Fiscal Year totaling $2.3 trillion.

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Government Business Development

What is FedMall?

By: Stephanie Hagan
December 9th, 2020

If you need something for your office, chances are you’ll hop onto a site like Amazon because it’s easy to search, the prices are reasonable, and it’ll arrive at your door in just a few days. If a government agency wants to purchase something, they can’t just order whatever they want from popular retailers, but they still need a simplified way to order products. So where do they go?

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GSA Schedule | Government Business Development

Why You Should Get a GSA Schedule

By: Stephanie Hagan
November 30th, 2020

At a time when we are dealing with the uncertainty of the pandemic, consumer habits have changed and in some industries, commercial spending has dramatically decreased. This is alarming to many companies because the future is rocky and unpredictable. However, there are some marketplaces that are remaining steady throughout this global crisis.  U.S. federal government spending has risen significantly in the past few years. The federal government has spent over $1.6 trillion in response to COVID-19, totaling $9.9 trillion in overall spending for Fiscal Year 2020. As one of the biggest buyers in the world, the federal marketplace is always bustling—even during times of economic uncertainty.

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