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

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Should You Hire a Consultant for GSA Schedule Maintenance?

By: Carter Bowman
March 31st, 2021

Working with a colossal bureaucracy such as the federal government can be a difficult process. Unfortunately, that difficulty can extend into the General Services Administration (GSA). With an abundance of necessary paperwork and regulations associated with attaining and maintaining a GSA Schedule contract, a common practice is to hire a GSA Schedule consultant to guide your company through the process.

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Using the GSA Contract-Awarded Labor Category (CALC) Tool

By: Haley Lawrie
March 29th, 2021

Working with the General Services Administration (GSA) can be difficult. Many times, the information contractors need is already out there in the universe, released by GSA, but the trick is knowing where to find it. One of our specialties as GSA Schedule consultants is pinpointing the right resources for our clients and helping them learn how to use those tools. One of the most underutilized GSA tools is the Contract-Awarded Labor Category, or CALC, tool. The CALC tool is valuable to contractors by helping with market research, particularly for labor categories offered to GSA. Let’s dive in to understand more about the GSA CALC tool.

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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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Bid Protests 101: What GSA Contractors Should Know About the Process

By: Stephanie Hagan
March 24th, 2021

When you decide to bid on a federal contract solicitation, you are signing up for a substantial commitment. Proposals are crucial to a GSA Schedule contractor’s business development, but they are not an easy win. Drafting a proposal takes time, resources, and a considerable amount of finances, so it’s only natural that you want to make sure the federal government releases a realistic solicitation and awards contracts fairly. This is what bid protests are for. 

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Technology | Resources and Insight

3 Threats to the Government Cybersecurity Workforce and How to Mitigate Them

By: Victor Nzeata
March 22nd, 2021

Within the government’s cybersecurity workforce, you’ll find dedicated professionals who serve as contractors, civilians, or in the military. These professionals protect our national security, making them the target of malicious cyber actors who are trying to gain unauthorized access to information that is often restricted and housed in private military networks. With no other way to break into these networks, cyber actors use the government cybersecurity workforce as an avenue of approach, putting them at risk for unintentionally exposing classified government data.

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GSA Schedule | Resources and Insight

Understanding GSA Order Level Materials (OLMs)

By: Patrick Morgans
March 17th, 2021

One of the most common Special Item Numbers (SINs) on the GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) is the OLM SIN. You may have added this SIN to your GSA Schedule and not given it much thought, as it was added through a Mass Modification. So what exactly is the OLM SIN and how does it work?

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Commercial Sales Practices vs. Transactional Data Reporting

By: Stephanie Hagan
March 15th, 2021

GSA Schedule contract compliance can be a constant battle. There are so many requirements to abide by and keep up with, and frankly, it can be overwhelming. Don’t get the wrong idea, GSA Schedule contracts are a very valuable asset for your company. But sometimes, the best things come at a price.

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