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The latest insights for government contracting success, GSA Schedule assistance, & IT Manufacturer support.

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GSA Schedule

How to Develop a Subcontracting Plan

By: Daniel Lopez
April 8th, 2024

Companies with federal contracts above the Simplified Acquisition Threshold (SAT) of $750,000 and categorized as “other than small” businesses, must have a subcontracting plan in place. Any business that’s in the process of acquiring a GSA Schedule contract knows that gathering all the documentation and forming the offer together requires time and patience. While you are going to focus on prioritizing time and energy on major bulks/sections of your proposal, it’s easy to put the subcontracting plan task on the back burner.

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Technology

CMMC vs. FedRAMP

By: Natalia Ventura
April 5th, 2024

The Federal landscape is full of intimidating acronyms. As a General Services Administration (GSA) Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) contractor ourselves, we know it can be a lot to unravel. However, with some time and dedication, you can start to figure out what some of these acronyms mean.

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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

What Contractors Need to Know About Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Solicitation Refresh #20

By: Stephanie Hagan
April 3rd, 2024

GSA has been teasing a spring Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Solicitation Refresh release for the past few months, and the time has come—Refresh #20 will be released in April 2024. This Refresh will be accompanied by a Mass Modification, which must be accepted within 90 days. Let’s talk about this Refresh including what changes GSA plans to make and how it affects you as a contractor, so you’re well prepared to accept the Mass Modification when it’s released.

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GSA Schedule | Government

How is Selling to the Government Different from Selling Commercially?

By: Nicholas Williamson
April 1st, 2024

Navigating the intricacies of government contracting is an important skill for businesses seeking to expand their presence in the federal market. While both federal and commercial avenues offer opportunities for growth and profitability, they come with their own unique sets of challenges and strategies. You’re most likely very familiar with the commercial world now, but may not have as much experience selling to the government. In this blog, we'll dive into the differences between selling to the government vs. commercially to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of how you can succeed in the government market.

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Government Business Development

Strategies for Maximizing GSA Schedule Opportunities

By: Marissa Sims
March 29th, 2024

Acquiring a GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) contract can be a game-changing opportunity for businesses seeking to expand into new markets. However, becoming a contract holder marks the first milestone in your journey toward securing government business. As a Schedule holder, maximizing your opportunities is important for your long-term success. This involves identifying and targeting your ideal audience, creating a compelling value proposition, and conveying your unique selling points. In this blog, we will discuss in detail effective strategies for creating and maintaining GSA Schedule opportunities.

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Government Business Development

SBA's Women-Owned Small Business Program

By: Stephanie Hagan
March 27th, 2024

As a small business GSA contractor, it’s essential to understand if your company qualifies for additional set-asides. Depending on your North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code, you could qualify for certain small business contracting programs or opportunities that are only available to a certain subset of contractors. There are several types of socio-economic set-asides including veteran-owned/service-disabled veteran-owned, economically disadvantaged, women-owned, and historically underutilized business zones. This blog takes an in-depth look at one program specifically: the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contracting Program. Let's talk about the WOSB program, how to certify, and benefits it could bring your business.

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