As a government contractor, especially if you work with the Department of Defense (DoD), you will inevitably have access to sensitive U.S. government information, making you a potential target to cyberattacks. How do you ensure you are taking the steps to mitigate the risk of threats and keeping your information secure?
In this webinar, Bailey Bickley, the National Security Agency's (NSA) Chief of DIB Defense will provide an overview of the NSA Cybersecurity Collaboration Center and how the center's free cybersecurity services can help defense contractors reduce their risk of compromise. Jerry Craig, the Senior Director of Security/CISO of Ntiva will join the NSA to discuss how contractors can take proactive steps to protect their networks and remain in compliance.
Did you know Quarter (Q) 4 of the Federal Government Fiscal Year accounts for roughly 1/3 of all government contracting spending throughout the year? Q4, which began on July 1 and will run until September 30, is essentially a spending spree for federal agencies looking to use up their annual budgets.
Join us as we discuss the importance of Q4 and how to prepare your GSA Schedule so you are ready to take advantage of all the spending that will go on for the next few months. We’ll discuss:
Released in May 2023, Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Solicitation Refresh #16 includes much anticipated guidance for Joint Venture (JV) entities looking to get a GSA Schedule contract. GSA has released this guidance after several requests from the industry to have consistent guidelines for JV entities that aligns with Small Business Administration (SBA) standards. Given this release, how does a JV pursue a GSA Schedule contract?
In this webinar, learn more about what JVs are and how they can fit into the MAS program. We'll discuss:
When you receive a contract award -- whether it’s your GSA Schedule contract, a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA), or another contract vehicle -- the contract is assigned a number. A lot of contractors are unsure what the numbers mean and how to identify or differentiate them from each other. This is where Procurement Instrument Identifiers (PIIDs) come in.
In this webinar, we’ll cover PIIDs and what you need to know about the 13 alpha-numeric characters identifying each contract award. We’ll discuss:
You have made it through the life of your 20-year GSA Schedule contract, what comes next? If you are close to the end of your GSA Schedule's contract term, you may have heard of the phrase ‘streamlined acquisition." This webinar will aim to answer all your questions about streamlined acquisitions, including:
In this webinar, we will review the GSA Schedule acquisition process through the lens of prospective vendors that may be new to the program or are looking to submit a new offer for a streamlined schedule acquisition. We will review:
Did you know the federal government sets aside contracts for small businesses? This means small businesses can bid on special government opportunities and they are often further narrowed down into socio-economic programs, such as Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (VOSBs) and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSBs). In this webinar, we’ll cover what you need to know about certifying and finding contracting opportunities for your Veteran-Owned Small Business. We’ll discuss:
Since the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) was introduced back in 2019, many defense contractors have taken different approaches to comply with it. In November 2022, the DoD announced CMMC 2.0, further creating confusion with Department of Defense (DoD) contractors on whether the rule will ever be finalized, what will the rule look like, and what they should be doing to comply with rules.
During this webinar, join Keiter as they discuss:
If you're interested in selling to the government, you might be wondering--should you get your own prime GSA Schedule or partner with a reseller? Both are viable options, but it depends on the needs of your business, what you intend to offer, and what you are looking to get out of a GSA contract.
If you are looking to offer your cybersecurity services to the government, the HACS SIN is a great opportunity to enter the federal marketplace or add to your pre-existing GSA Schedule. In this webinar, we’ll discuss:
In this hour-long webinar, attorneys from McCarter & English will address the significant changes made to the long-standing domestic preference rules that apply to government procurements and federally funded infrastructure projects, to include detailed summaries of and tips for compliance with:
Government agencies cannot make decisions on a whim. Before they send out government solicitations, government agencies often perform market research to learn what's available and what capabilities and parameters they need to set. Why does this matter for GSA contractors? Well, market research often determines the scope of a solicitation and if you get involved in the early stages, such as responding to an RFI or SSN, you can get your foot in the door and possibly shape the solicitation in your favor. In this webinar, we’ll cover what you need to know about market research including:
GSA has recently made some significant updates to the Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Solicitation between both Refreshes 12 and 13 that will have a large impact on both current and prospective contractors. This webinar will cover the updates that contractors have seen in Solicitation Refresh 12 and those to come in Solicitation Refresh 13, including the expansion of the GSA Springboard Program, retirement of certain Special Item Numbers (SINs) and their replacements, and more. We'll discuss:
Implications of the expansion of the Startup Springboard program for all MAS Large Categories
Retirement of specific SINs, including 541519CDM, and more
Why you haven't seen a mass mod for Refresh 12
New IT SIN 518210FM
Did you know that California’s $2.6 trillion economy is larger than all but 6 countries worldwide? And with a budget of $200 billion dollars a year, many companies don't have a business strategy to sell to this enormous state customer.
A California Multiple Award Schedule (CMAS) is a streamlined, best value purchasing contract which allows California State and Local government agencies to purchase information technology and non-information technology products and services. In this webinar we will help break down the CMAS program and discuss the business opportunities in California, and answer questions like:
Navigating a Request for Proposal (RFP) can be overwhelming whether you're a new or seasoned contractor. Where do you start? There's a lot that goes into an RFP response from the initial read-over to outlining, writing, researching, and reviewing. Even if you have a team of writers, you want to make sure everyone is on the same page and can meet their deadlines. It's not an easy job being a proposal manager. Download our book for 10 tips on how to draft a strong and effective RFP response.
The wait is finally over--your government customer finally released the government solicitation you have been keeping your eye on and preparing for. Now what? Government solicitations are dense and it can be difficult to figure out how to make sense of the requirements and evaluation criteria, leaving you confused on where to start. In this webinar, we will discuss how to break down a government solicitation, including:
Now that we have covered the updates in Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) 2.0, how do you prepare for its future implementation? In part 2 of our series on the most recent changes to CMMC, cuick trac’s Director of Strategic Security, Heather Engel, will walk through various ways to implement CMMC controls. In this webinar, we'll discuss:
You may be aware that major changes to the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) were announced, including changing the control requirements and adding scoping guidance, which has left many companies wondering if they need to certify at all. In this webinar, Cuick Trac’s Director of Strategic Security, Heather Engel, will cover what you need to know about CMMC, including:
Under the Trade Agreements Act (TAA), GSA Schedule contractors are required to provide items that are "wholly produced or manufactured" in the United States or a Designated Country, or that were "substantially transformed" into a new and different article of commerce in the United States or a Designated Country. In this webinar, we'll discuss:
In this webinar, we’ll help you navigate the Subcontracting Plan process whether you are a prospective contractor and need a plan to submit with your GSA Schedule offer, or if you already have a Subcontracting Plan incorporated into your Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) contract. We’ll discuss:
Are you looking to learn more about small businesses and their role in government contracts? As a growing company, you may be wondering what resources and materials are available to your organization and how to navigate all the options. Small businesses play a huge part in federal procurement, meaning the federal government sets aside special programs and contracting dollars each year--but not all small businesses know how to tap into these opportunities.
In this webinar, we’ll discuss:
Maintaining your GSA Schedule contract is crucial to becoming a successful contractor. Since you can have your contract for up to 20 years, it becomes a living document that needs to grow and change with your business. We know it can be a lot to balance between finding contracting opportunities and making sure you are properly managing your contract.
In this comprehensive webinar, we'll cover everything you need to know about GSA Schedule maintenance. We'll discuss:
Reporting your GSA sales is an important part of maintaining compliance with your GSA Schedule contract. All GSA contractors are required to report their sales either quarterly or monthly through the Federal Acquisition Service's (FAS) Sales Reporting Portal (SRP). In this webinar, we will cover what you need to know to ensure your sales reports are completed in an accurate and timely manner, including:
After winning a bid on your GSA Schedule contract, you may find that you and your employees need to travel and stay on site for the duration of the project. Are you covered for travel and lodging during your project? In this webinar, we’ll go over when the Joint Travel Regulations (JTR) cover you and your company when traveling for work on a GSA Schedule contract, and how you can properly follow these regulations. We’ll discuss:
The General Services Administration (GSA) is a relatively transparent organization – you just need to know where to look! One way you can set yourself up for success, whether you are just beginning your journey into the public sector or have had a Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) contract for years, is to know the proper websites in which to find the information you need. Finding the right GSA resources will make navigating the world of GSA significantly easier.
In this lunch and learn, we’ll cover:
Obtaining a GSA Schedule is a strenuous, time-consuming process. By partnering with a reseller, you can bypass many of the Schedule acquisition requirements and get your products on a GSA contract much quicker than getting your own MAS contract.
In this lunch and learn, we’ll discuss:
GSA MAS contractors are required to comply with AbilityOne regulations, so it's important to know what the program is even if you are not considered a designated AbilityOne distributor.
In this Lunch & Learn, we’ll discuss:
Whether you already have a GSA Schedule contract or you are looking to get one, it is important to know your NAICS Code(s) and what that information means. We’ll discuss:
It's been two years since the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) was first announced. Since then, the model has gone through some updates and will continue to emerge as the Department of Defense and other agencies look to implement the verification method for cybersecurity requirements. This webinar covers what’s fact vs. fiction in regard to CMMC, as well as discuss what contractors should be aware of and focused on between now and when CMMC is fully in place across the Defense Industrial Base (DIB).
In this webinar, we’ll discuss what you need to know about modifying your GSA Schedule contract both to maintain regulatory compliance and to provide up to date offerings through your GSA Schedule. We’ll discuss:
Download this free checklist to help you keep track of everything you need to remain compliant on your GSA Schedule including:
Download this free assessment to learn what you need to become a GSA Schedule contractor including:
This Lunch and Learn will provide a brief overview of the best practices and helpful tips for maintaining a compliant GSA MAS contract. We'll discuss:
In this webinar, we’ll discuss the value of a Channel Distribution Partnership and why you should consider partnering with an authorized GSA reseller like Winvale to sell your solutions through a GSA Schedule. Below are the values we'll cover of being a Winvale Channel Partner:
Now that you have your GSA Schedule contract, how do you make your solutions visible to government customers? In this webinar, we’ll cover what you need to know about marketing your GSA Schedule contract to government agencies. We’ll discuss:
Properly invoicing the federal government for goods and services requires knowing exactly what information is required, where to transmit the data, and when to submit an invoice. In this webinar, you'll learn:
Pricing compliance is an essential part of having and maintaining a GSA Schedule contract. This Lunch & Learn will give an overview of Commercial Sales Practices and Transactional Data Reporting, as well as the pros and cons of each.
Understand the difference between Quarterly Sales Reporting and Transactional Data Reporting (TDR)
Define Commercial Sales Practices
Analyze the requirements under the Price Reduction Clause
Weigh the Pros and Cons of Disclosing your CSP information and opting into TDR
What is a GSA Schedule and how do you get one? What are the requirements? What are the benefits of a GSA Schedule contract?
This webinar will answer those questions and help you understand the basics of GSA Schedules so you can determine if it's right for you. We'll discuss:
We partnered with McCarter & English, LLP to bring you December's Lunch & Learn about Bid Protests. In this webinar, you'll learn:
The process of acquiring a GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) contract can be daunting, especially if you don't know what to expect. Where do you even begin? This guide will walk you through every step of the way so you know exactly what you're getting into.
Having a GSA Schedule gives you access to an exclusive market - the US government marketplace - which includes billions of dollars of set asides for small businesses. Unfortunately, many small businesses aren't sure of how they can take advantage of this lucrative opportunity. Download our free whitepaper to learn every thing you need to know for government sales success.
In this webinar, Winvale's Director of Public Sector, Sonja Roberts, discusses:
In this webinar, we will help you develop an understanding of GSA state and local government purchasing programs and delve into the eligibility for GSA Schedule contractors. Specifically, we will discuss:
GSA Basics and Recent MAS Updates for Contractors
The Requirements for Various State and Local Cooperative Purchasing Vehicles
This Lunch & Learn is about Mastering the Schedule Input Program (SIP). In this 50 minute webcast, we discuss:
In this webcast, we discuss Small Business Subcontracting Plans, including:
Why the government requires these plans
How you know your company needs one
The different types available
How to construct and adhere to a Subcontracting Plan:
Reporting Requirements for Subcontracting Plan Holders (ISR/SSR)
This Lunch & Learn is about the Service Contract Act. In this webcast, we'll discuss:
Background of the McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act (SCA)
SCA Scope: Where and when is it applicable?
Understanding Wage Determinations
Wage Determination Walk Through
This webinar will help identify some significant issues related to federal contracting over the coming months during COVID-19 and help attendees ensure new and continued contract performance.
In this webinar, we will discuss the newly released CMMC 1.0, as well as discuss a solution SMBs can use to quickly comply and achieve good cyber hygiene. Small businesses need solutions to be affordable, practical and secure in order to be continuously compliant prior to CMMC 3rd party audits.
The Consolidation Mass Mod (#A812) is finally here! GSA has Consolidated 24 "Schedules" into 1 Schedule, 12 Large Categories, 83 Subcategories, and 316 Special Item Numbers (SINs). Join us to learn about the Mass Mod, what actions are required after acceptance, a review of the new Large Category modification process, the new GSA eBuy, and the new marketing opportunities now available to Schedule contractors.
Beginning in 2020, the DoD will use the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) to verify contractors of the Defense Industrial Base are operating with effective cyber hygiene. In order to bid on, maintain, and win future DoD contracts, all organizations will need to prove their required level of cyber maturity. In this webinar, you'll learn about the DoD CMMC and its impact on your business.
In this webinar, you'll learn about the GSA MAS Consolidation process, the impact to current Schedule holders, how it affects new offers, and the phases and timeline for the Schedule Consolidation.
The GSA Schedule Consolidation will begin phase 1 on October 1, 2019. Download this one-page quicksheet for information about GSA's timeline and how new and existing awards will be handled.
In this webinar, you'll learn about emerging acquisition trends, industries to watch, and new updates to the GSA Schedule program, as well as the latest news in Federal procurement, how to find Federal business opportunities, and more.
Mid-sized government contractors find themselves in an interesting position. They are often overshadowed by the major prime contractors, yet they don't have access to set-asides for small businesses.
To many, the distinction between a manufacturer and a reseller is cut and dry. But for government contractors, the differences are a bit more nuanced.
The federal government information technology (IT) market is one of the most complex to understand.
Having a GSA Schedule gives you access to an exclusive market - the US government marketplace - which includes billions of dollars of set asides for small businesses.
The 8(a) Business Development Program is one of the Small Business Administration’s (SBA’s) business assistance programs for small disadvantaged businesses (SDBs).
New regulations are coming that will obligate GSA Schedule holders to satisfy federal cybersecurity requirements to protect Controlled Unclassified Information.
One of the most critical documents for government contractors to possess in order to successfully do business with the government is their capabilities statement.
There are several tools that are available free-of-cost to contractors to find opportunities in the government market– but how do you best utilize these tools to build a robust sales pipeline?
However, there are some important rules to keep in mind when preparing an EPA modification request.
If you try to sell to the federal government you know how difficult the maze of requirements and questions is to navigate - perhaps partnering with a reseller is the fastest and most cost-effective way to sell to the government.
In the previous 12 months, more than $114 million was awarded through the California Multiple Award Schedule (CMAS) contract. As a GSA Schedule holder, you may be automatically eligible for this open enrollment contract.
To successfully win government business, you need to federalize your brand to show buyers you speak their language. Are you promoting your business in a way that resonates with government buyers?
The GSA has updated their processes and increased the frequency for conducting Contractor Assistance Visits (CAVs). This increase in frequency of CAVs places additional importance on proactively maintaining GSA Schedule compliance.
You’re considering how to approach getting on the GSA Schedule and maximize sales – but don’t know where to start.
So now you have your GSA schedule - do you know what you need to do to actually generate business? The sad truth is that only 40% of GSA Schedule Holders actually win business.
The GSA Small Business Contracting program is a great way for small business government contractors to grow their businesses.
To successfully win government business, you need to federalize your brand to show buyers you speak their language. Are you promoting your business in a way that resonates with government buyers?
FedRAMP has become one of the hottest programs affecting the Federal government and commerical providers. Access this free webinar to learn more about the changes being made and how they will affect your organization's IT infrastructure.
In an age of competition fueled by the desire to get ahead of one’s competitor, studying trends in government spending could be the key to financial success.
What are the real benefits of a GSA Schedule? If you're an organization that's new to or considering entering the federal marketplace, you're probably asking yourself that question.
Understanding and mastering the government capture and proposal process is one of the greatest challenges even the most seasoned of government contractors face.
The recent data breach on the federal government has illustrated just how vulnerable we all are, and public sector organizations have a fundamental need for protection.
GSA compliance requires more than keeping your GSA pricing up-to-date on GSA Advantage and adhering to scope, delivery and warranty terms of the contract.
If you're looking to optimize your space within the government marketplace, you understand the importance of a successful government marketing strategy.
You understand the importance of understanding your competitors' customers. Learn how to find and identify your competitors' known and unknown customers to evaluate them.
Recent changes in the market such as sequestration, intensified competition, tighter pricing with narrower margins in a low price technically acceptable (“LPTA”) procurement era, along with changes to the tax laws form a complex environment for liquidity and exit alternatives for government contractors.
Changes to GSA Professional Services Schedules are nowhere near finished. This webinar discusses how these changes will impact your current GSA Schedule contract, and how it will impact future entrants.
GSA’s recent announcement that it will be consolidating at least 9 of the top grossing GSA Schedules is sending ripples through the contracting community.
You understand the resilience of the GSA Schedule program. And despite agency budgetary pressures, GSA Schedules have generated over $32 Billion in federal spending in the 2014 fiscal year.
Finding viable government opportunities is key to a successful government contracting practice. Most contractors get too caught up chasing bid boards, not realizing that there are more effective ways to identify and cultivate viable government opportunities.
Building a thriving government practice can be challenging in today's environment. This webinar discusses how you can get your practice off the ground, build relationships with key decision makers, and ultimately win government business.
Want to grow your government contracting business, but don't know where to start? Download our free guide, Top 8 Things You Need to Do Today to Start Generating Government Sales, to help you get started.
Fiscal Year 2015 has started for the federal government, and the federal IT spending levels are expected to drop.
What does it take to be exceptional in this area of contract administration, and how can you achieve this rating for your CAV?