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Government Business Development | Technology

Senators Introduce Federal Improvement in Technology Procurement Act to Streamline the Acquisition Process

By: Stephanie Hagan
April 12th, 2024

Two U.S. Senators recently introduced a bipartisan bill to cut through some of the red tape of the procurement process and make it more accessible for agencies and contractors. Sen. Gary Peters (D-MI), Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and Ted Cruz (R-TX), jointly introduced this legislation titled the Federal Improvement in Technology Procurement Act, or FIT Act for short.

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Government Business Development | Technology

Air Force Releases Base Infrastructure Modernization (BIM) Multiple Award IDIQ

By: Elizabeth Mordica
April 10th, 2024

In late March 2024, the Department of the Air Force (DAF) released a much-anticipated final solicitation for their $12.5 billion multiple award Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract. The contract, Base Infrastructure Modernization (BIM), will span 10 years with a 5-year base period and then a follow-on 5-year option to extend. The solicitation was released via PIEE under the primary North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code 517111, Wired Telecommunication Carriers.

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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

Strategies for Maximizing GSA Schedule Opportunities

By: Marissa Sims
March 29th, 2024

Acquiring a GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) contract can be a game-changing opportunity for businesses seeking to expand into new markets. However, becoming a contract holder marks the first milestone in your journey toward securing government business. As a Schedule holder, maximizing your opportunities is important for your long-term success. This involves identifying and targeting your ideal audience, creating a compelling value proposition, and conveying your unique selling points. In this blog, we will discuss in detail effective strategies for creating and maintaining GSA Schedule opportunities.

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SBA's Women-Owned Small Business Program

By: Stephanie Hagan
March 27th, 2024

As a small business GSA contractor, it’s essential to understand if your company qualifies for additional set-asides. Depending on your North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code, you could qualify for certain small business contracting programs or opportunities that are only available to a certain subset of contractors. There are several types of socio-economic set-asides including veteran-owned/service-disabled veteran-owned, economically disadvantaged, women-owned, and historically underutilized business zones. This blog takes an in-depth look at one program specifically: the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contracting Program. Let's talk about the WOSB program, how to certify, and benefits it could bring your business.

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Government Business Development | Government

GSA’s SCRIPTS BPA Now FASt Lane Eligible

By: Stephanie Hagan
March 22nd, 2024

A new Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) could open some more opportunities for GSA contractors, including faster modifications and streamlined acquisition timelines. Last year, GSA released a draft Request for Quote (RFQ) for the Supply Chain Risk Illumination Professional Tools and Services (SCRIPTS) BPA, which will be awarded against Multiple Award Schedules. This BPA is now FASt Lane eligible, which poses a huge benefit for GSA contractors. Now that the draft Q&A has closed, the final RFQ is being developed by GSA. In the meantime, let’s discuss the SCRIPTS BPA and what FASt Lane could mean for your GSA Schedule.

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Government Business Development | Government

PSCs vs. NAICS Codes

By: Peri Costic
March 20th, 2024

In the world of government contracting, it can sometimes feel like people are speaking a different language, one that’s made up of innumerable incomprehensible acronyms. Two of these that you may have encountered are PSC, which stands for Product and Service Code, and NAICS, which stands for North American Industry Classification System. Despite their differences, these are frequently confused by even seasoned contractors. In this blog, we’ll dive into what these terms mean, the differences between them, and how they can be useful to you.

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