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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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GSA Schedule | Contracts

Identify Your Best Opportunities with NAICS Codes

By: John Abel
January 7th, 2020

  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 about NAICS codes, start using them now to find opportunities! Each year, the government spends millions on a vast array of goods and services, buying everything from office supplies and airplanes to fitness equipment. Given the volume of procurement activities, where do you start? You can narrow down opportunities using these codes in the right way. Your NAICS codes help focus your opportunity searches, so you can zero in on the right opportunities for YOUR business.

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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 | Contracts

Could Suspension and Debarment Happen to You?

By: Wesley Clark
December 18th, 2019

Along with the cancellation of a contract, Suspension and Debarment are the primary ways GSA punishes vendors who fail to comply with their contract terms. But understanding what exactly Suspension and Debarment are and how to avoid them can be complicated.

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GSA Schedule | Contracts

What Are Government Contract Vehicles?

By: Christina Kacem
December 5th, 2019

You’re considering government contracting and it seems like the deeper you dive into the subject the longer the list of acronyms and abbreviations you come across becomes. No worries! Below is a guide to the government contracting vehicles that you will come across in your research.

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GSA Schedule | Resources and Insight | Contracts

NAICS codes 101 in 2019

By: Matthew Lewis
November 20th, 2019

If you have a GSA contract or have worked with the General Services Administration in any capacity, you have undoubtedly heard the terms “NAICS code” referenced before. But what exactly is a NAICS Code? And what is their relevance to the GSA and Multiple Award Schedule? NAICS is an acronym for North American Industry Classification System that was established in 1997 to create more connectivity with statistical agencies of Mexico and Canada.

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GSA Schedule | Contracts

Don't Lose Your GSA Schedule Contract!

By: Chris Smith
October 16th, 2019

On October 1, 2019 the General Services Administration (GSA) consolidated their Multiple Award Schedules program from twenty-four unique schedules into just one. This huge operation involves moving every existing contract from the current system over to their new one. As this process continues, GSA is starting to enforce their contract compliance rules a little more strictly than before. Now's the time to examine your contract for ways to remain compliant to avoid any problems.

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