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Government | Contracts

What Are Allowable and Unallowable Costs in Government Contracts?

By: Cassie Parker
October 13th, 2020

If you have come across the terms “allowable” and “unallowable” costs in relation to your GSA Schedule contract but you have no idea what they mean, you have come to the right place. As consultants at Winvale, we don’t expect all of our clients to be savvy accountants when it comes to costs incurred on their GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) contract, and we don’t expect you to know either. 

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GSA Schedule | Contracts

Do I Qualify for Set-Aside Contracts?

By: Cassie Parker
August 26th, 2020

The federal government is the largest buyer of products and services in the United States. As a GSA Schedule contractor, you have access to the federal marketplace, along with several programs designed to help you expand your business opportunities. One of these essential programs is the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) set-aside contracts for small businesses. 

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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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Contracts

GSA Contractor Requirements: What You Need to Get on a GSA Schedule Contract

By: Wesley Clark
July 13th, 2020

A GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) contract can give your company access to a whole new marketplace. As a GSA Schedule contractor, you can sell to federal agencies, several international entities, and state and local governments under certain programs. While the GSA MAS program provides a multitude of opportunities to companies, it’s not for everyone. If you are considering whether your company should pursue a GSA MAS contract, you should first make sure that you can meet all the GSA contractor requirements. We have  helped several clients through the requirements stage so we know it can seem overwhelming at first, but don’t worry, we will walk you through what you need to know before you get a GSA Schedule contract.

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GSA Schedule | Contracts | COVID-19

MAS Contract Modifications – How to Keep Your Price List Up to Date in a Time of Crisis

By: Chris Smith
April 8th, 2020

GSA MAS Consolidation is here, and GSA contractors are already feeling the effects. It is imperative that contractors are able to keep their schedule price lists up to date with new offerings, current pricing, accurate contact information, and more, especially during this time of disaster recovery purchases. Any of these updates that need to be made to your current MAS contract will have to go through the formal modification process, and that means using the new MAS modification process and templates. 

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GSA Schedule | Contracts

GSA MAS Consolidation Phase II:  Current GSA Contractors

By: John Abel
February 4th, 2020

The GSA MAS Consolidation is here, and things are changing FAST for government contractors. Not to worry, Winvale is here with all the information your company needs to help successfully navigate the new MAS solicitation updates. We’ve seen the updates and how they affect new offerors, but let’s take a look at how current contractors will be affected. 

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GSA Schedule | Contracts

How to Use Contractor Team Arrangements

By: Wesley Clark
January 15th, 2020

What is a Contractor Team Arrangement? GSA defines a GSA Schedule Contractor Team Arrangement (CTA) as an arrangement in which two or more GSA schedule contractors team together to provide a total solution to meet a customer’s needs. The Schedules CTA does not create a separate legal entity, but allows Schedule contractors to meet buyer requirements by combining the supplies and/or services from each team member’s separate Schedule contract in response to a buyer’s Request for Quote (RFQ). CTAs are different from Prime/Subcontracting Agreements - more information about that here.  It is important to note that Schedule CTA’s are different from FAR 9.6 Contractor Team Arrangements; Schedule CTAs require both participants to have a GSA Multiple Award Schedule Contract.

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