Once you are awarded a GSA Schedule contract, you are granted access to many platforms and resources to assist in growing your company’s presence in the public sector. As a GSA Schedule contractor, websites like SAM.gov, GSA Advantage!, GSA eLibrary, and more become important assets for success in the federal market. The issue is contractors and government buyers aren’t the only ones that see these resources as valuable. While these sites are crucial for contractors, it also makes their company highly visible with non-confidential information such as email address, numbers, address, and therefore susceptible to a cybersecurity breach.
GSA has been developing a slew of Information Technology (IT)-related contracts recently from Polaris, to the Ascend Cloud Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) and now Alliant 3. GSA has recently released the draft Request for Proposal (RFP) for Alliant 3, one of the largest contracts in the works that will focus on the acquisition of advanced and emerging IT technologies. Alliant 3, a follow on from Alliant 2, will be a government-wide Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Best-in-Class (BIC) contract, with an estimated ceiling of $75 billion. Since all questions and comments on the draft RFP are due on January 6, 2023, we’re going to cover what you need to know about this upcoming contract vehicle so your company can get involved early on.
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The Information Technology (IT) field is one of the largest and most competitive fields in federal contracting. Because of this, there are many contractors to compete with and consequently, a need to differentiate your business from others to be more successful in the federal marketplace. To do this, a savvy contractor needs to know the unique practices of GSA Schedule marketing.
The General Services Administration (GSA) is responsible for making sure contractors remain compliant with the government’s cybersecurity policies, which help to ensure the resilience of government systems and networks. To do business with the government, it’s important to understand current Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and other government regulations, which defend against compromising sensitive government information.
Are you in the process of putting together an offer for a GSA Schedule or bidding on a government solicitation and want to ensure your company is meeting all the compliance criteria? Well, Section 508 may apply to you. If you plan on supplying Information and Communication Technology (ICT) products and services to the federal government, you’ll need to outline your company’s ability to comply with the revised Section 508 standards. Here’s what you need to know about this legislation and how it fits into the federal government.
The process of obtaining a GSA Schedule or completing modifications to an already existing contract takes time. We understand that the award cycle can be difficult and exhausting. Thankfully if you offer innovative IT solutions, your business might be eligible for GSA’s FASt Lane Program. This option is intended to help IT vendors obtain a GSA Schedule faster as well as speed up the modification time. It’s important to note that to every shortcut there are restrictions, so let’s take a closer look at how this program works and who qualifies.