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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

Hiring a GSA Schedule Consultant: Questions To Ask and Red Flags to Avoid

By: Stephanie Hagan
August 31st, 2022

Acquiring and managing a GSA Schedule contract is full of decisions--first you have to decide if it's right for your company, then how you are going to handle submitting the GSA Schedule offer, and lastly, how you will effectively manage your contract once it's awarded. These decisions may have also prompted you to ask yourself if you need to hire a GSA consultant to help you throughout the entire process, because it's lengthy and can be overwhelming. 

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Government

Trade Agreements Act (TAA) FAQs

By: Stephanie Hagan
August 22nd, 2022

The Trade Agreements Act (TAA) is a common concern among our clients whether they are getting a GSA Schedule for the first time or are several years into their contract. You might be wondering: why does the TAA exist? How is it different from the Buy American Act (BAA)? Or, what does the “Substantial Transformation” rule mean? To help clear up all the questions our clients may have, we put together a list of FAQs so you can use this as a quick reference guide whenever you have a question about TAA and how it relates to your GSA Schedule.

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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 | Government Business Development

How to Add Disaster Recovery Purchasing to Your GSA Contract

By: Stephanie Hagan
August 19th, 2022

As we enter peak hurricane season while continuing to battle the never endless COVID-19 pandemic, government agencies are turning to Disaster Recovery Purchasing for help. Both federal, state, and local agencies can use the GSA Disaster Recovery Purchasing Program to get the supplies they need to mitigate and repair the effects of national emergencies. It's important for GSA contractors to be aware of this program and see what opportunities are available to them. Here's what you need to know about this program and how to add it to your GSA contract. 

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GSA Schedule

What is SAM.gov Entity Validation and Why Does it Matter to GSA Contractors?

By: Stephanie Hagan
August 15th, 2022

Whether you are registering your entity for the first time or you are renewing your registration in the System for Award Management (SAM.gov), you need to understand how entity validation works. Some contractors are getting stuck on this process, and it can hold up their contract award or prevent them from getting their annual renewal completed on time. You might be wondering: why are we just talking about this now if SAM.gov has been around for a long time? When the federal government transitioned from the DUNS Number to the Unique Entity Identifier (UEI), the entity validation process changed. This is because it can all be done in SAM.gov instead of a third party source. Here’s what you need to know about entity validation in SAM and how to complete it successfully.

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GSA Schedule

How Do I Get a GSA Schedule Contract?

By: Stephanie Hagan
August 12th, 2022

Having a GSA Schedule contract opens up a whole new marketplace and customer base for your business. Billions of dollars go through GSA contracts each year and there are millions of GSA contractors, meaning there are plenty of opportunities for you to win government business and even team up with other contractors on bigger awards. The GSA Schedules program is a great way to break into government sales, but it can be a confusing and lengthy process if you’re not familiar with the requirements. If you want to know where to begin, check out the steps to getting on a GSA Schedule below.

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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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