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GSA Schedule | Contracts

How to Use Contractor Team Arrangements

By: Matthew Lewis
January 18th, 2023

While GSA Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) provide contractors with ample opportunities to provide products and services to an array of government buyers, there can also be times a contractor may not able to solely satisfy a buyer’s needs with their offerings. Thankfully, there’s an answer for GSA contractors who want to combine their expertise to create one total solution. In these situations, contractors can enter a GSA Schedule Contractor Team Arrangement (CTA).

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GSA Schedule | Contracts

Identify Your Best Opportunities with NAICS Codes

By: Stephanie Hagan
January 3rd, 2023

NAICS (North American Industry Classification System) codes are a very important part of government contracting. We've covered what a NAICS code is, how to use codes to determine if your organization qualifies as a small business, top spending trends and much more. Now that you know the basics of NAICS codes, let's talk about how you can use them to find relevant government contracting opportunities. 

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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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Government Business Development | Contracts

What You Need to Know About OASIS +, a Replacement to OASIS

By: Stephanie Hagan
November 16th, 2022

Another contract vehicle is on the horizon for government contractors—GSA is creating a new services Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) to replace OASIS. Formerly named Services Multi-Agency Contract (MAC) and recently dubbed as OASIS+, this contract vehicle will support GSA’s Federal Acquisition (FAS) Office of Professional Services and Human Capital Categories (PSHC), and will include small business set-asides. Both the Small Business and Unrestricted draft Request for Proposals (RFPs) were released on November 15, 2022, so here’s what we know about the contract vehicle so far, including the reasoning behind its creation, its scope, and anticipated release dates.

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GSA Schedule | Contracts | TAA

Think TAA’s Substantial Transformation Clauses Are Tough? Advisory Rulings Can Help

By: Nicholas Williamson
May 11th, 2022

GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) contracts have many compliance requirements to ensure that contractors provide products and services that align with federal procurement regulations. One aspect of compliance that many contractors are hesitant about is the Trade Agreements Act (TAA). Under TAA, contractors must agree each "final product" they sell will have been “substantially transformed” in the U.S. or another approved country. GSA contractors often have a lot of questions about “substantial transformation” and what this means. In this blog, we’ll explain the TAA, what “substantial transformation” means, and how Advisory Ruling requests can help you navigate this requirement and remain in compliance.

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GSA Schedule | Contracts

Top 10 Government Acronyms You Need to Know

By: Stephanie Hagan
February 22nd, 2022

When you enter the world of government contracting, you'll quickly notice it's filled with government jargon. From acronyms to abbreviations, you may feel like you need a whole new dictionary to make sense of it. Don't worry, you're not expected to know the correct definition for every government abbreviation to be considered a successful GSA contractor, but you should familiarize yourself with the basic terms that are used quite often. In this blog, we'll highlight 10 acronyms that are used frequently and are important for you to know. 

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Government | Contracts

Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 101

By: Nicholas Williamson
February 16th, 2022

If you have dealt with the federal government before whether it’s for taxes, going to the DMV, or applying for a grant, you know that you have to abide by a set of rules and follow a specific procedure. The same goes for federal contracting. Contractors and government agencies follow the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) when they want to sell or buy through government contracts. The FAR is essentially the “rulebook” for federal procurement. While there are several important clauses in the FAR, we’ll highlight 4 clauses you should pay special attention to as a current or prospective GSA contractor.

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