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Government Business Development

SBA's Women-Owned Small Business Program

By: Carter Bowman
July 21st, 2021

As a small business GSA contractor, it’s essential to understand which set-asides your business is classified under. Depending on your North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code, you could qualify for certain small business contracting programs and set-asides, or opportunities that are only available to a certain subset of contractors. This blog takes an in-depth look at one program specifically: the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contracting Program. Through the examination of the history of this program, its applicability, as well as the implications of what it can do for your business, we’ll spotlight the core of what this program is designed to do and how it can help your business.

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Common Problems Filling Out the GSA Schedule Proposal

By: John Abel
July 19th, 2021

Obtaining a GSA Schedule contract for your company can be a major victory for growing your public sector footprint and opening the door to untapped government sales. However, the process of getting on the GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) can seem a little daunting considering the amount of information that is required to get a contract award.

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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 FAQs

By: Matthew Lewis
July 14th, 2021

A GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) contract offers commercial companies a whole new pool of prospective customers. Obtaining a GSA Schedule can be a bit of a process, but those who are able to get a contract are awarded with ample business opportunities. If you are looking into getting a GSA Schedule, you probably have a lot of questions. You may not even know exactly what a GSA Schedule is, but that's OK, you have to start somewhere. As consultants well versed in government contracting, we know that the process can be confusing and there’s a huge learning curve with all the government acronyms and lingo. So, we gathered a list of key questions to help you navigate the process of getting a GSA Schedule contract.

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Government Business Development | Government

Government Contract Vehicles Every Small Business Should Know About

By: Cassie Parker
July 12th, 2021

As a small business, you have a lot of resources available to help you succeed in the government marketplace. In an effort to increase small business participation, the federal government has designated small business contracting vehicles set aside specifically to support small business efforts. Small businesses can also compete in other contract vehicles meant for both large and small businesses.

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Streamlined GSA Schedule Acquisition vs. Option Extension

By: Haley Lawrie
July 7th, 2021

If you are close to the end of your GSA Schedule contract’s option period or the end of your 20-year contract period, you may have heard the terms “streamlined acquisition” or “option extension.” But which action do you need to take?

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Technology | Resources and Insight

DFARS 101

By: Leslie Crowley
July 6th, 2021

You might have heard the term “DFARS” come up a lot recently, especially with the federal government's initiatives to heighten cybersecurity and defense measures. But what is DFARS and how does it relate to GSA contractors? You’ll find it’s a very important set of regulations for you to follow and understand. DFARS stands for Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement. It’s managed by the Department of Defense (DoD) to supplement the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). The defense supplement was launched to as a government effort to guard national security concerns from cybersecurity attacks.

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