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The latest insights for government contracting success, GSA Schedule assistance, & IT Manufacturer support.

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GSA Schedule | Government

What Does TAA Compliance Mean?

By: David Baldino
November 17th, 2020

In order to maintain Trade Agreements Act (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 United States or in a signatory country designated by the TAA, throughout the entirety of your contract term. While it may sound complicated, it’s not. You just need to make sure you fully understand what TAA compliance means and how you can abide by the rules. 

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Government | Contracts

Everything You Need to Know About a Government Solicitation

By: Bradley Wyatt
November 16th, 2020

If you’re new to the world of government contracting, you may have little to no experience with writing and responding to a government solicitation. This may seem like a daunting task for those who haven’t crafted many solicitations. However, if you are armed with the right information, responding to a government solicitation can be a breeze for you and your company.

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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 | Contracts

What Are Allowable and Unallowable Costs in Government Contracts?

By: Cassie Parker
October 13th, 2020

If you have come across the terms “allowable” and “unallowable” costs in relation to your GSA Schedule contract but you have no idea what they mean, you have come to the right place. As consultants at Winvale, we don’t expect all of our clients to be savvy accountants when it comes to costs incurred on their GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) contract, and we don’t expect you to know either. 

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Government | Contracts

Do I Qualify for Set-Aside Contracts?

By: Cassie Parker
August 26th, 2020

The federal government is the largest buyer of products and services in the United States. As a GSA Schedule contractor, you have access to the federal marketplace, along with several programs designed to help you expand your business opportunities. One of these essential programs is the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) set-aside contracts for small businesses. 

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GSA Schedule | Government

Four Reasons to Invest in Public Sector Consulting

By: Haley Lawrie
June 15th, 2020

When the economy starts to turn south in the commercial sector, the public sector can start to look very appealing to a wide range of businesses. However, even if you know some of the government contracting basics, getting your own government contract and finding time to maintain contract compliance can be a large ordeal to take on yourself. As public sector consultants, we at Winvale help our clients acquire a GSA Schedule and offer maintenance and compliance assistance throughout the entire contract. With 17 years of experience, we’ve seen the many ways our clients have profited from public sector consultants. Let’s examine how utilizing public sector consultants can be a worthwhile investment for you and you company:

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GSA Schedule | Government | COVID-19

Federal Government Increases Micro-purchase and Simplified Acquisition Thresholds to Support COVID-19 Response Efforts

By: John Abel
April 15th, 2020

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, GSA and the agencies procuring through GSA Schedules are adapting to the needs of American citizens. An increase in purchasing through the Schedules program has brought along a slew of revisions to procedures and procurement efforts. Normally we discuss contracting from the vendor perspective, however, it is important to understand changes on the procurement side in order to gauge contracting activity and efforts to prepare for potential contracting opportunities and partnerships. From a buyer’s perspective, one of the most significant changes by way of the pandemic is an update to both the Micro-Purchase (MPT) and Simplified Acquisition (SAT) Thresholds. 

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