There are numerous solicitations available under the General Services Administration (GSA) Multiple-Award Schedules (MAS) Program, each representing a different industry. GSA’s IT Schedule 70 includes Information Technology products and services that have been negotiated and awarded under a GSA schedule contract. Under the GSA MAS Program, the Federal government -- and in some cases, State and Local government -- entities can meet virtually every single purchasing need by buying products and services directly from GSA-approved vendors at pre-negotiated prices. GSA contracts offer government customers direct delivery of high-quality commercial supplies and services at discount pricing.
The General Services Administration is responsible for managing a myriad of IT security programs, which help government agencies implement IT policies that promote public safety and enhance resiliency of the government’s systems and networks. In order to do business with the federal government, or any branch of government for that matter, it is important to first understand the guiding principles and regulations set in place.
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The Woman-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program was recently under review by the Small Business Administration (SBA). The 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 amendment would allow these businesses to be eligible for set-aside and sole source awards.
Background New bills working their way through congress can signal incredible opportunities for government contractors. The House has passed a series of bills related to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) management in the past month. Perhaps most prominent is H.R. 2083 which, if turned into law, will benefit small businesses tremendously. First introduced by California Democrat Correa Luis in April 2019, the bill has three main goals: to increase the share of equipment for DHS personnel procured by U.S. manufacturers, enhance regulation of delivery timelines, and determine whether to raise uniform allowances.
In the world of government contracting, one of the most confusing elements to navigate is the incessant use of acronyms. In an effort to help you out, this blog post is dedicated to listing and defining some of the most frequently used acronyms so that you can either learn something new or refresh your memory on some old acronyms.
The General Services Administration (GSA) manages the federal acquisition and award processes using 10 websites. In August 2017, beta.SAM.gov went live and will eventually serve as a replacement for the 10 legacy acquisition websites that GSA maintains. Christy Hermansen, the Integrated Award Environment (IAE) Design Lead, says “We will be continually adding functionality to the site over time, making improvements based on feedback we receive from users. We are not shutting down any of our 10 legacy applications yet. These will be turned off one at a time, once all of the features have been transitioned and we’ve validated that that functionality is ready to be the authoritative system.”