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NAICS Codes vs. SINs

By: Peri Costic
May 28th, 2024

It’s impossible to get very far in the GSA Schedule acquisition process without encountering the acronym “SIN.” Special Item Numbers (SINs) are of critical importance to the GSA, but can be confusing to new contractors. Much of this confusion arises from the relationship between SINs and North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Codes, which many contractors are already familiar with. Here at Winvale, we receive many questions about SINs, NAICS Codes, and the differences between them—so let’s break that down.

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A Complete List of TAA Compliant Countries

By: Stephanie Hagan
May 24th, 2024

As a government contractor, especially a GSA Schedule holder, you have to keep track of several regulations to remain compliant. One of the requirements our clients ask about the most is Trade Agreements Act (TAA) compliance. This regulation is neither simple nor clean-cut, and can become quite convoluted for some contractors. However, one non-negotiable is the final products you sell through the GSA Schedule must come from a TAA compliant country. This blog provides an in-depth look at which countries are TAA compliant, which ones are not, and explores the significance of these regulations for government contractors.

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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 | Contracts

What Are Government Contract Vehicles?

By: Julien Cannon
May 22nd, 2024

Exploring the world of government contracting vehicles may feel like a deep dive into an ocean of acronyms and abbreviations that you have never come across before. Don’t worry—it takes time to make sense of it all. If you are looking to sell your solutions to government customers or you are a new contractor, you should know the types of contract vehicles available to you. With this knowledge, you can take advantage of the opportunities out there and have a better understanding of how government contracts are organized.

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GSA Schedule | Government

Maximum and Minimum Order Limits for Your GSA Schedule

By: Lucy Hoak
May 20th, 2024

One advantage of selling to the government through a GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) is that your GSA Schedule contract comes with pre-negotiated pricing and terms and conditions. Of the terms and conditions included on MAS contracts, two that our clients frequently ask about are the maximum and minimum order limits. In this blog, we’ll discuss what the maximum and minimum order limits mean for you as a current or prospective GSA contractor, as well as how each limit is determined. Understanding the nuances of these terms will help you to maintain contract compliance.

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GSA Schedule

How Transactional Data Reporting (TDR) is Used in the Government

By: Nicholas Williamson
May 17th, 2024

When it comes to GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) acquisition and post-award maintenance, contractors are often left with questions when they come across Transactional Data Reporting (TDR), wondering what it is and what the impacts on their contract are. Through TDR, contractors are required to report specific details of their sales to the government, including prices paid by government agencies for products and services. This type of reporting is chosen when eligible contractors do not submit Commercial Sales Practices (CSP) with their GSA Schedule offer, or switch over to TDR during the period of performance of their contract.

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GSA to Release Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Solicitation Refresh #21

By: Stephanie Hagan
May 15th, 2024

GSA is on a roll with Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Solicitation Refreshes. Refresh #21 is anticipated to be released in May 2024. This refresh will be followed by a Mass Modification, giving contractors 90 days to review the changes and accept the Refresh. If you’ve read a blog or two about our refreshes before, you know the drill—let’s review the changes we expect to see in this Refresh and what it may mean to you as a contractor.

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