What’s with all the red tape? Like it or not, the bureaucratic processes of the U.S government will outlive us all. The good, the bad, and the ugly of it all do not come without a set of good intentions, but when doing business with the federal government, it can be daunting at times when questions of compliance arise. A good measure of domestic policy, a dash of foreign trade, and a large portion of American depression-era law are where we find ourselves today, so let’s take a look at some of these policies and their impact on GSA contracting. There are several acquisition product sourcing policies we must keep in mind as government contractors. Primary among these is the Buy American Act (BAA) and the Trade Agreements Act (TAA).
You may be familiar with Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) modifications, but how about Mass Modifications? As you may have gathered by now, the federal government just loves to rinse and reuse jargon, but as GSA Schedule contractors, we must abide by the web of rules that is the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). If these terms are new to you, or you are new to contracts and modifications in general, you are not alone.
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