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Navigating the New Vendor Support Center

By: Marissa Sims
March 11th, 2022

The new Vendor Support Center is here—as part of their initiative to make outdated sites easier to navigate, GSA has recently modernized the Vendor Support Center (VSC). While the Vendor Support Center has always been an important resource for GSA contractors, the update to the site allows contractors to find educational information in a more structured and efficient way. This blog will cover what the VSC has to offer and how you can use this resource to your advantage.

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GSA Looking to Award General Construction IDIQ Contracts in Support of EV Supply Equipment

By: Stephanie Hagan
March 3rd, 2022

A huge opportunity is coming up for small business GSA contractors—in response to recent Executive Orders surrounding sustainability and the climate crisis, GSA’s Public Buildings Service (PBS) has issued a pre-solicitation for Governmentwide Multiple Award Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracts. These general construction contracts with design-build capabilities will support the installation of Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) at federal government agency locations across the U.S.

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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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Tips for Marketing Your GSA Schedule as a Small Business

By: Elizabeth Mordica
March 2nd, 2022

Competing in the federal market can be difficult, especially if you don’t have the right tools and knowledge to properly market your GSA contract. As a small business, there are so many opportunities in the federal marketplace, but it’s up to you to know where to find them. You may know your industry commercially, but it’s crucial that you understand the government side of marketing.

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NAICS Codes 101 in 2022

By: Haley Lawrie
March 1st, 2022

If you have a GSA contract or have worked with the General Services Administration 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 the GSA and Multiple Award Schedule?

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3 Tips for a Successful RFP Response

By: Bradley Wyatt
February 28th, 2022

So, you’ve found yourself awarded with a government contract vehicle, such as a GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS), and would like to respond to a government Request for Proposal, otherwise known as an RFP. What happens next? For those interested in responding to government contract opportunities, you should know that RFPs are often the most common type of opportunity you will come across. However, before responding to an RFP, it’s important to understand a few vital components that go into shaping a successful response package.

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How to Prepare for the Transition from DUNS Number to the Unique Entity ID

By: Stephanie Hagan
February 23rd, 2022

In the wave of modernizing sites like SAM.gov, the Vendor Support Center (VSC) and GSA Interact, GSA is transitioning from the DUNS number to a new Unique Entity Identifier (UEI). Starting April 4, 2022, the new Unique Entity ID will the be official governmentwide identifier used for federal awards. This means the third-party DUNS number will be retired, and you will need a Unique Entity ID found in the System for Award Management (SAM) to do business with the government. This change is part of an effort to streamline systems within GSA. So, how can you prepare for this? Here are some tips to make sure the transition goes smoothly for you and your business.

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