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

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GSA Schedule | Resources and Insight

GSA Contract Compliance? What’s that?

By: Carter Bowman
November 13th, 2019

So often in government contracting, words that are thought to be fully understood might have a little more packed into them than we think. This post is all about compliance. In order to understand this idea, we will look at what it means to be GSA compliant, how to know if you are compliant, and the consequences for not being compliant.

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Government | Resources and Insight

Top 5 Cyber Security Tips for Government Contractors

By: Benjamin Brooks
October 23rd, 2019

As part of Winvale's guest blogger series, Benjamin Brooks, Vice President of Beryllium InfoSec Collaborative, is sharing his top 5 cyber security measures government contractors need to know. Winvale partnered with Beryllium to host a recent webinar, Managing Cyber Security Requirements in Today's Federal Market.  When you think "contractor with the US Government," what do you think of?  Bureaucracy? Guaranteed steady revenue? Those are the most popular responses, because after-all, we are in business to make money, right? But how many people reading this think of “cyber security” as one of the ideas surrounding contracting with the United States Government?

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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 | Resources and Insight

Small Business Administration Announces Revised Table of Size Standards

By: Bradley Wyatt
September 11th, 2019

In April 2019, the Small Business Administration (SBA) released a plan to enact revised size standards for small businesses. According to the SBA, a size standard is usually defined by the number of employees or average annual receipts and represents the largest size that a business, including subsidiaries and affiliates, may be to remain classified as a small business for SBA and federal contract programs. In 2010, the United States Congress passed the Small Business Jobs Act (Jobs Act) which requires the SBA to review all size standards every five years. Under the Jobs Act, the SBA is also required to adjust to reflect market conditions as needed, including inflation.

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GSA Schedule | Resources and Insight

What Are The Phases of the GSA Schedules Consolidation?

By: Wesley Clark
September 3rd, 2019

On October 1st 2019, GSA will be consolidating its Multiple Award Schedules (MAS). The consolidation will combine 24 of the current schedules into 1, excluding only the 9 Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) schedules. On August 20th GSA held a webinar to explain the process of consolidation and answer vendor questions. The consolidation will consist of three phases.

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GSA Schedule | Resources and Insight

What You Need to Know About the GSA MAS Consolidation

By: Christina Kacem
August 28th, 2019

The General Services Administration (GSA) was established in July 1949 by President Harry Truman to streamline the administrative work of the federal government. Today GSA provides centralized procurement for the federal government by managing the Federal Supply Schedules program, known more commonly as GSA Schedules. GSA Schedules is a purchasing vehicle that offers more than 12 million commercial supplies and services and is open for use to any federal agency within the Executive Branch. Currently there are 24 Schedules offering commercial goods and services which are managed directly by GSA. There are also another eight federal supply schedules managed by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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GSA Schedule | Resources and Insight

15 Government Contracting Tips from Winvale Client Govplace

By: Andrea Davis
August 21st, 2019

As part of Winvale's new guest blogger series, Andrea Davis, Director of Contracts at Govplace and a Winvale client, is sharing the top 15 tips about government contracting that she's learned in her 20 years working for government contractors, in no particular order:

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