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GSA Schedule | Resources and Insight

Schedule Input Program (SIP) Training for GSA Contractors

By: Stephanie Hagan
November 18th, 2020

SIP—it’s only three letters, but it can be a dense and frustrating program for GSA Schedule contractors. SIP, which stands for Schedule Input Program, is a software program created by the General Services Administration (GSA) for contractors to upload their contract information to GSA eLibrary and GSA Advantage! platforms.

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How to Maintain Your GSA Schedule Contract: An Essential Checklist

By: Christina Kacem
November 11th, 2020

The GSA Schedule acquisition process can be difficult and lengthy - you have prepared and submitted your MAS offer, gone through negotiations and clarifications, and finally received your award. Now that you have a GSA Schedule, your top priority is to generate sales by marketing your products and services and finding government customers. However, you must also be sure to maintain your contract’s terms and conditions. 

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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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What Contractors Should Know About the Updates to eOffer and eMod

By: Stephanie Hagan
November 9th, 2020

GSA Schedule contractors have dealt with a lot of changes recently - from the three phases of the Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Consolidation to the upcoming MAS Solicitation Refresh #5, it can be a lot to keep up with. One of the newest updates to eOffer and eMod is part of GSA’s IT modernization efforts to support security and provide solutions that are recognized internationally. On November 30, 2020, GSA Schedule contractors will need to use DocuSign to sign documents in eOffer and eMod. GSA contractors will also need the GSA FAS ID to sign-in to eOffer and eMod by the end of Q2 in Fiscal Year 2021. Let’s go through these updates and what you need to do to comply with them.

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GSA Schedule | Resources and Insight

The Multiple Award Schedule Refresh #5 - What Contractors Need to Know

By: Haley Lawrie
November 2nd, 2020

[This article was last updated on November 10, 2020] Just as GSA contractors thought the updates were slowing down in frequency, the General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) issued the Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Solicitation 47QSMD20R0001 - Refresh # 5 on November 9, 2020.

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GSA Schedule | Resources and Insight

How Much Does GSA Schedule Consulting Cost?

By: Marcy Dausch
October 28th, 2020

Navigating the world of GSA with all its laws, regulations, and “government speak” is no small feat. Not only do you have to meet certain requirements and make sure you are abiding by certain laws, but you also have to learn a whole new language full of acronyms and abbreviations. How do you make sense of it all? That’s where consultants come in.

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The Contractor Assessment Reference Guide: An Important Resource for GSA Schedule Contractors

By: Stephanie Hagan
October 19th, 2020

Whether you’re a new GSA Schedule contractor or you have been selling to the government for years, Contractor Assessments (CAs) can be stressful if you’re not prepared. Even if you are on top of your contract maintenance, it can be intimidating to have an official checking up on your company and handing you a detailed report card about your performance. How do you know what to expect? Now you have a guide to help you make sense of the process.

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