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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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Resources and Insight

Avoid Suspension—Update Your GSA Advantage! Order Status

By: Stephanie Hagan
December 8th, 2021

We all know that impatient feeling we get when we order a package online—we immediately go to the tracking page to see exactly what time and day our item will be delivered, even if we just pressed “order.” Some companies go as far as to provide a map of the drivers so you can see just how far they are from your doorstep on delivery day. While government agencies may not be tracking their items quite so closely, they want to know where their products are when they order them from your GSA Schedule on GSA Advantage!. This is made possible by reporting your GSA Advantage! order status. However, some GSA contractors are not reporting their order status, resulting in concerned calls and impatience from government agencies wondering when their items will arrive.

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Resources and Insight

A Walkthrough of GSA eOffer

By: Stephanie Hagan
November 22nd, 2021

You’ve reviewed the Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Solicitation, gathered all the required documents and information you need, and crafted your GSA Schedule proposal—what’s next? You’ll need to formally submit your proposal through GSA eOffer. While this step involves inputting a lot of the information you already spent a significant amount of time preparing, you want to make sure you are doing it right so you can avoid any delays or rejection of your GSA Schedule proposal. To help you get a sense of GSA eOffer and what offer submission looks like, we put together a walkthrough of the site so you can get one step closer to becoming a GSA Schedule contractor.

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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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Resources and Insight

FAQs About the New Unique Entity ID in SAM.gov

By: Stephanie Hagan
November 15th, 2021

Whether you’re a new or a seasoned government contractor, there are always changes you need to keep up with. One of the newest updates in the world of GSA is the transition from the Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number to a new Unique Entity Identifier in the System for Award Management, or SAM. When GSA announced this transition a few months ago, contractors started asking several questions about the process such as: When will the transition be complete? How do I get a Unique Entity ID? Do I still need a DUNS number? In this blog, we compiled a list of FAQs surrounding the new Unique Entity ID and what it will look like for contractors before and after the transition is completed on April 4, 2022.

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Government | Technology

Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) 2.0 is Here

By: Stephanie Hagan
November 8th, 2021

CMMC 2.0 is here—the Department of Defense (DoD) announced the revamped version of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) on November 4, 2021. CMMC, a cybersecurity compliance program for defense contractors, is intended to verify that contractors are taking the appropriate cybersecurity practices and measures. Contractors in the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) have been following CMMC closely as it’s slowly being phased into notices, requirements, and solicitations.

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Government Business Development

5 Tips to Becoming a Successful GSA Contractor

By: Stephanie Hagan
November 3rd, 2021

Everyone defines success differently, but when it comes to being a successful contractor, the goals are fairly straightforward: achieve sales, market your contract, and maintain compliance. This may sound like a simple enough task, but selling to the government is not the same as selling commercially, and new contractors may need some guidance on how to enter the federal marketplace. Since we help our clients acquire and manage their GSA Schedules and we have our own GSA Schedule contract, we know that being a contractor can be arduous and often overwhelming. So, we put together 5 tips to help you navigate your contract successfully. 

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GSA Schedule

What Does it Mean to Be GSA Approved?

By: Stephanie Hagan
October 29th, 2021

Paperwork, negotiation, market research–these are all things companies trying to break into the public sector deal with when establishing an effective government sales pipeline. Selling to the federal government can often be an intimidating task, but there are ways to streamline the process. The General Services Administration (GSA) Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) is a $36 billion contract vehicle that makes it easy for contractors to sell their products and services to government agencies.

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