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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

How to Find Federal Opportunities and Capture Government Business

By: Stephanie Hagan
February 24th, 2021

One of the basic requirements to a successful acquisition is having an access point into the federal marketplace. As a GSA Schedule contractor, you not only have a major access point through the GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS), but you have an advantage over other government contractors. The federal government likes to choose GSA contractors for their solutions because they are pre-vetted, and the prices are guaranteed the best value. While the federal government often prefers to purchase through the GSA MAS program, opportunities will not necessarily fall into your lap. You’ll need to be proactive about finding federal opportunities and winning business through a well thought out capture strategy and proposal which we'll walk you through below.  

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GSA Schedule

GSA Creates a New Look for Beta.SAM.gov

By: Stephanie Hagan
February 22nd, 2021

If you’re at all familiar with federal government websites, you know they often look archaic and aren’t always the easiest to navigate. However, in the past few years, certain government agencies have been working to update their websites so they streamline functions and have a better user experience. The General Services Administration (GSA) has begun to modernize not only the performance of their sites but the look as well. GSA eBuy was revamped last year, and now beta.SAM.gov is getting a refresh.

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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

GSA Launches the Assisted Services Information System (ASSIST) 2.0

By: Stephanie Hagan
February 16th, 2021

The General Services Administration (GSA) is constantly creating programs and platforms to help make the acquisition process more efficient. From procurement platforms like GSA Advantage! and GSA eBuy, to catalog management initiatives like the upcoming Verified Products Portal (VPP), GSA has myriad resources out there to help GSA contractors succeed in the federal marketplace. One of these resources is the Assisted Services Information System (ASSIST).

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Technology

What is 5G?

By: Stephanie Hagan
February 10th, 2021

What could the future with 5G look like? Imagine you’re getting ready for work. You start your day with a workout with your virtual reality goggles. With each calorie you burn and every slight escalation of your heart rate, the data is collected and sent to an app on your phone so you can track your performance. You leave your house and get into the backseat of a driverless taxicab. The car in front of you brakes quickly to avoid a pedestrian. The cars communicate to each other signaling danger up ahead, so your cab automatically slows down, avoiding a crash.

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Resources and Insight

What Contractors Should Know About the Updates to eOffer and eMod

By: Stephanie Hagan
February 3rd, 2021

GSA Schedule contractors have dealt with a lot of changes recently - from the three phases of the Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Consolidation to the recent MAS Solicitation Refresh #5, it can be a lot to keep up with. One of the newest updates to eOffer and eMod is part of GSA’s IT modernization efforts to support security and provide solutions that are recognized internationally.

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Government

What Are Electromagnetic Pulses (EMPs) and Why Are they Relevant to Government Contracting?

By: Stephanie Hagan
February 3rd, 2021

At the height of the Cold War in 1962, U.S. officials conducted the Starfish Prime Test where they detonated a 1.4 megaton bomb above the Pacific Ocean causing irreparable damage to electronics over 870 miles away. This is when everyone started to realize the detrimental effects Electromagnetic Pulses (EMPs) could have on our technologically dependent society. Electromagnetic Pulses (EMPs) are short bursts of electromagnetic energy that can swiftly damage or destroy electronics. They can come in many different forms whether manmade as a weapon of war or natural from a rare super storm, but the big picture is the same – they can pose as a great threat to our nation.

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