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GSA Schedule | Government Business Development

4 Tips to Leverage the Q4 Spending Spree

By: John Abel
May 10th, 2024

It’s almost the most wonderful time of the year—if you look at the numbers, government Q4 (July through September) of each year are by far the busiest months for government contractors. In recent years, Q4 of the government fiscal year has accounted for roughly 1/3 of all government contract dollars awarded throughout the year. This increase in spending can be attributed to an array of reasons including later award dates due to delays in budget availability, greater negotiation leverage, and adapting to potential new requirements that may factor into a particular procurement.

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Government Business Development | Resources and Insight

How the Disaster Purchasing Program Can Help Grow Your GSA Sales

By: Isabel Sabie
April 15th, 2024

Hurricane season is approaching quickly, and if you've been watching any news related to the weather, you've seen how this season is predicted to be active and full of storms. On top of the recent unexpected earthquakes and tornadoes ripping through the mid-west, the government is going to be busy preparing and picking up the fallout from these natural disasters. In order to acquire the goods and services that are necessary to rebuild in a quick and efficient manner, many government agencies are purchasing items from commercial businesses through the General Services Administration (GSA) Disaster Recovery Purchasing Program. This program is an essential part of ensuring the government’s response to disasters is successful, cost-effective, and timely.

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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 | 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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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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