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Government Business Development | Resources and Insight

How to Prepare Your GSA Schedule for Upcoming Opportunities

By: Stephanie Hagan
May 31st, 2024

As government Q4 approaches, businesses with GSA Schedules are gearing up for a busy period full of potential awards and increased contracting dollars. Federal agencies typically spend roughly 1/3 of their annual spending during this time, offering unique opportunities for those prepared to capitalize on them. However, one issue contractors can run into is realizing their pricing is out of date, or they don’t have enough time to submit a modification to add a crucial product or service to go after these awards. So, as we enter Q4 in the next month and as you enter the next Fiscal Year, how can you prepare your GSA Schedule so you are ready to respond to any relevant opportunity that comes up?

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A Complete List of TAA Compliant Countries

By: Stephanie Hagan
May 24th, 2024

As a government contractor, especially a GSA Schedule holder, you have to keep track of several regulations to remain compliant. One of the requirements our clients ask about the most is Trade Agreements Act (TAA) compliance. This regulation is neither simple nor clean-cut, and can become quite convoluted for some contractors. However, one non-negotiable is the final products you sell through the GSA Schedule must come from a TAA compliant country. This blog provides an in-depth look at which countries are TAA compliant, which ones are not, and explores the significance of these regulations for government contractors.

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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 Optimize Your GSA Schedule Pricelist

By: Matthew Lewis
April 24th, 2024

If you have recently been awarded a GSA Schedule, you may be wondering what can you do to make sure your rates and offerings remain as competitive as possible? As a GSA Schedule holder, one of the most important aspects of maximizing the potential of your contract is having an understanding of best practices from a pricing standpoint. When can I raise my rates? When should I consider adding additional items to my GSA Schedule? How can I view my competitors’ rates? These are some of the questions GSA contractors should consider.

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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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GSA Schedule | Resources and Insight

NAICS Codes 101 in 2024

By: Stephanie Hagan
January 2nd, 2024

If you have a GSA Schedule or have worked with the GSA in any capacity, you have undoubtedly heard the terms “NAICS Code” referenced before. But what exactly is a NAICS Code? And what is their relevance to GSA Schedules? NAICS is an acronym for North American Industry Classification System that was established in 1997 to create more connectivity with statistical agencies of Mexico and Canada. A NAICS code is a six-digit numeric code. The purpose in creating this specific classification system was simple: to create a universal North American standard and provide a platform by which Federal Statistics Agencies could better analyze and publicize the collection of statistical data related to the US economy.

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GSA Schedule | Resources and Insight

Are You Updating Your SAM.gov Registration Correctly?

By: Patrick Morgans
November 22nd, 2023

Have you ever gotten an email saying that you will need to pay hundreds of dollars to renew your SAM.gov registration? Contractors should be wary of these offers, some of which are outright scams, because registering and updating your business’s registration in SAM.gov is always free. If you are already a federal contractor, you probably have dealt with registration in SAM.gov, and as you can imagine, keeping this registration updated yearly is important.

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