The Woman-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program will adopt a new certification process on July 15, 2020. In 2019, the Small Business Administration (SBA) proposed an amendment to the current Women-Owned Small Business Program that would implement a statutory requirement to certify them as Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOSBs) or Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Businesses (EDWOSBs). This new regulation will allow WOSB and EDWOSBs to be eligible for set-aside and sole source awards, but what does this change mean for eligible contractors?
GSA Schedule 70 is now called "Large Category F" per Mass Mod #A812 released on February 5 - 6, 2020. It's 2020 and cybersecurity has been a growing part of the government sector for decades now. Since 2016, GSA has introduced four SINs offering cyber security services. By 2018, the four SINs were merged into one SIN with subcategories. In order to offer SIN 54151HACS, you must go through an evaluation process initiated by GSA. This is what the evaluation process entails:
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.
It is no surprise that the government can be a significant client for businesses. The federal government can be one of the largest continuous clients that a business can receive. Within the year 2018, the federal government spent over $550 billion through contract vehicles. So why wouldn’t you want to sell your products and services to the government?
The General Services Administration (GSA) provides the leading contract vehicle for government acquisition. GSA Schedule contracts, also known as GSA Schedules or Federal Supply Schedules, are indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ), long-term contracts under the General Services Administration’s Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Program. The GSA Schedule Program continuously accounts for approximately $45 billion of government spending. Businesses, non-profit organizations, and educational institutions can obtain a GSA Schedule Contract to sell products and services to government customers.
The world of government contracting can be a very intimidating place with its complexity and competitiveness. Companies with a GSA Schedule contract can easily access a network of federal, state, city, county, and municipal level agencies looking to buy products and services, but they also must compete with several other GSA Schedule contractors for the business. However, if you understand the basics of government marketing, you will undoubtedly have more success selling your products and services through a GSA Schedule. Here are three ways you can improve your company's presence in the government marketplace.