Getting into the public sector isn’t easy – we at Winvale don’t sugar coat that. There’s a lot of research and paperwork that goes into creating a Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) offer and putting your products and services out into the market. One of the most frequent questions we get from our clients when preparing an MAS offer is, how does GSA negotiate pricing?
You’ve reviewed the Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Solicitation, gathered all the required documents and information you need, and crafted your GSA Schedule proposal—what’s next? You’ll need to formally submit your proposal through GSA eOffer. While this step involves inputting a lot of the information you already spent a significant amount of time preparing, you want to make sure you are doing it right so you can avoid any delays or rejection of your GSA Schedule proposal. To help you get a sense of GSA eOffer and what offer submission looks like, we put together a walkthrough of the site so you can get one step closer to becoming a GSA Schedule contractor.
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Whether you’re a new or a seasoned government contractor, there are always changes you need to keep up with. One of the newest updates in the world of GSA is the transition from the Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number to a new Unique Entity Identifier in the System for Award Management, or SAM. When GSA announced this transition a few months ago, contractors started asking several questions about the process such as: When will the transition be complete? How do I get a Unique Entity ID? Do I still need a DUNS number? In this blog, we compiled a list of FAQs surrounding the new Unique Entity ID and what it will look like for contractors before and after the transition is completed on April 4, 2022.
Once you’ve submitted your GSA Schedule proposal, you are probably excited to get it awarded and start selling your products or services as soon as possible. Unfortunately, perhaps the hardest part of the Schedule acquisition process is waiting. Although this can be frustrating, GSA needs some time to process and review your GSA Schedule proposal to make sure it’s worthy of award. GSA can take anywhere from around three months to a year to complete the review of your GSA Schedule proposal, depending on several factors.
The Vendor Support Center (VSC) has long been regarded as a library full of useful information for prospective and current contractors. Whether you are looking to get a GSA Schedule and you want to do research on the Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Program, or if you need help uploading your catalog files to GSA Advantage!, and want to learn more about marketing your Schedule, the VSC has a plethora of government contracting resources. But as you might have experienced with government sites, they can often be outdated and a little difficult to navigate.
As a new or potential contractor, there is a lot of information you need to keep in mind to stay compliant with your GSA Schedule contract. You might have questions like: Who is my Contracting Officer and what is their contact information? When does my contract expire? Who are my competitors? This information and more is available on GSA’s eLibrary website, an excellent source for the latest GSA contract award information. A lot of contractors are unaware of how useful this site can be for their contracting success. Throughout the course of this post, we will be going over what available information can be found on the GSA eLibrary and how to find it.