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Quick tip of the month

Start the year off free of compliance issues!

Remember, It's important that you are following the best practices for any invoice under the GSA vehicle. When invoicing for a GSA project, ensure the following: 1) Have your GSA Contract Number on your invoices. 2) Do NOT charge above the GSA price, but feel free to give spot discounts. Spot discounts can be given either on a service, line item or on the order as a whole. 3) If you include open market items on a GSA order (open market items are services or products not awarded on the GSA contract), make sure you mark the items as Open Market to avoid overpaying the IFF.

Critical information

Streamlining the Professional Services Schedule in FY19 

With approximately $70 billion of government spending, the Professional Services Schedule has proven to be the second-largest category within the GSA MAS program. That being said, new contractors are constantly being added to the Schedule, however, only after a review time of approximately 12-months. Throughout Fiscal Year 2019, GSA will work to further streamline and reduce offer review times for both contractors and GSA Contracting Officers. Some of GSA's initiatives include: 1) Reducing the number of Past Project Descriptions required per SIN, 2) Updating eOffer to incorporate more data into the eOffer system, 3) SIN Consolidation, and 4) Improve market research tools, such as GSA's CALC tool.

Emerging business opportunities
  • SAF/CDM Analytical & Technical Services
    • The U.S. Air Force is planning to release a final request for proposal for this $950 million contract between February and March 2019. The Air Force expects to issue five awards for this contract, which covers innovative IT concepts. Find the draft RFP here.
  • Defense Health Agency (DHA) Medical Q-Coded Services
    • This 8(a) opportunity is a small business set aside contract for medical services. The estimated RFP release date of this potential $850 million opportunity is between December 2018 and January 2019. The Defense Health Agency has released a RFI that can be found here.
  • eXportable Combat Training Capability (XCTC)
    • The Department of the Army is expected to release a final RFP for this potential $850 million opportunity between January and February 2019. Find more information on this opportunity here.
Frequently asked questions

What is the notarized letter requirement?

When you submit or update your registration, you are now required to send the Federal Service Desk a notarized letter formally designated the Entity Administrator for your company within 60 days of registration activation. The Entity Administrator should be an authorized representative who can make commitments for your company. For detailed instructions on the notarized letter requirement, click here.

What is a Digital Certificate, and do I need one?

A Digital Certificate is like an electronic "password" that allows you to securely exchange data online. The GSA requires that contractors have at least one person at the company with a valid and active Digital Certificate at all times. The Digital Certificate allows you to log in to GSA sites such as eOffer/eMod and the Transactional Data Reporting portal. 

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