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GSA Schedule | Government

What is a CAGE Code?

By: Stephanie Hagan
July 12th, 2024

As a GSA Schedule contractor, you have several codes that signify your industry, business size, unique identification, and location. One of these essential codes is the CAGE Code. The Commercial And Government Entity Code, or CAGE Code, is a unique five-character ID used in the government as an identifier for suppliers to the federal government. You may be wondering, how is this code different from your Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) or perhaps your old DUNS Number? In this blog, we'll talk about the importance of CAGE Codes to GSA Schedule contractors and how you can get one.

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Government

FAR Subpart 8.4 vs. FAR Part 15

By: Marissa Sims
July 8th, 2024

The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) is a comprehensive document containing acquisition policies and procedures for federal agencies. Two common acquisition methods outlined in the FAR are Subpart 8.4 and Part 15. Both parts 8.4 and 15 are used for acquiring goods and services, leading to confusion over which guidance to follow. For instance, some procurements could be handled under either regulation, depending on the complexity and particular needs of the agency.

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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 | Technology

GSA Publishes New FedRAMP Framework Prioritizing Generative AI

By: Stephanie Hagan
July 3rd, 2024

The General Services Administration (GSA) recently published a new emerging technology framework for the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) prioritizing generative Artificial Intelligence, or AI. This means that contractors who offer generative AI capabilities will be given priority to be expedited through the FedRAMP authorization process. Since AI has grown exponentially over the past few years, there has been a race between the need to rapidly acquire emerging AI technologies in the federal government, and the assurance that AI will be developed and used safely as well as securely. This is the first time FedRAMP will have a framework prioritizing one technology over another. In this blog, we’ll dig into FedRAMP and what the new emerging technology framework will look like for contractors.

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Government Business Development | Government

A Guide to Requests for Proposals (RFPs)

By: Stephanie Hagan
June 28th, 2024

Requests for Proposals (RFPs) are a crucial part of your business development as a contractor, but they are not an easy task. There’s a lot that goes into an RFP response, from the early market research stages, to reading over the sections, and leading an in-depth review so your team can submit a successful response. Not only do you have to read, draft, and submit a winning response, but learn all the terminology that goes along with it.

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Government Business Development | Government

What is the Simplified Acquisition Threshold (SAT)?

By: Daniel Lopez
June 10th, 2024

The federal government uses various thresholds to determine who qualifies for government procurement opportunities. One key threshold in this context is the Simplified Acquisition Threshold (SAT). If you’ve familiarized yourself with the similarities and differences between the Micro-Purchase Threshold (MPT) vs. the Simplified Acquisition Threshold (SAT), we strongly encourage you to follow up more about the SAT as there are a lot of contract rules in accordance to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). This blog post defines the Simplified Acquisition Threshold (SAT), its purpose, its impact on small businesses, and what you should do when searching for opportunities within the set threshold.

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GSA Schedule | Government

What Does TAA Compliance Mean?

By: Stephanie Hagan
June 5th, 2024

As a GSA Schedule contractor, there are a few pre-requisites you need to meet before you can begin preparing your GSA Schedule proposal that also continue throughout the life of your contract. One of these requirements is Trade Agreements Act (TAA) compliance. In order to maintain TAA compliance with your GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) contract, you must agree each “final product” you sell will have been “substantially transformed” in the U.S. or in a signatory country designated by the TAA, throughout the entirety of your contract.

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