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GSA Schedules vs. the Open Market

By: Matthew Lewis
July 19th, 2024

One of the biggest reasons contractors choose to get a GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) contract is the easy access it provides to the world’s largest buyer of goods and services, the U.S. government. With a GSA Schedule, contractors have already pre-negotiated their terms and pricing, giving them an advantage over other contract vehicles. Because of this, government buyers often choose to purchase from GSA Schedules.

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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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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 | Resources and Insight

How to Avoid SAM.gov Registration Scams

By: Nicholas Williamson
July 5th, 2024

As a government contractor, you have likely become familiar with SAM.gov. There are a number of features in SAM, but arguably the most important is the entity registration feature. Since registering your entity in SAM.gov is required in order to do things like apply for contracts or receive grants from the federal government, this creates a database of thousands of companies. Not only that, but these registrations require resubmission every year in order to remain active. However, the process of updating SAM can be fraught with downfalls that can jeopardize your compliance status and contract opportunities.

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GSA Schedule

Transactional Data Reporting (TDR) Updates for Fiscal Year 2024

By: Lucy Hoak
June 24th, 2024

One way that contractors can report their GSA sales is through the Transactional Data Reporting (TDR) pilot program. First rolled out in 2016, the TDR program is still evolving, and GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) is preparing to make some updates to the program this fiscal year.

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GSA Schedule | Government Business Development

Why You Should Get a GSA Schedule

By: Stephanie Hagan
June 21st, 2024

At a time where our economy is dealing with inflation, supply chain issues, and global conflict, you may be wondering how to navigate this rocky and unpredictable market. The commercial market has seen dramatic shifts over the past few years, with certain industries booming and others falling flat. However, one marketplace has remained fairly steady throughout all the fluctuation--the public sector. As one of the biggest buyers in the world, the federal marketplace is always bustling, even during times of economic uncertainty.

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GSA Schedule | Government Business Development

Why Companies Lose Their GSA Schedule and How to Prevent It

By: Julien Cannon
June 17th, 2024

Maintaining your GSA Schedule is not only a key to success as a contractor, but it’s essential to keeping your contract for up to 20 years. One fear our clients come to us with is losing their GSA Schedule—while this doesn’t happen with minor infractions, a series of missteps can add up. Losing your GSA Schedule can of course significantly impact your business, but understanding the reasons behind cancellations can help you avoid this pitfall.

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