Government Contracts

Are You in the Zone?

The wild world of Government contracting can be very challenging and competitive – particularly for small businesses.   Wouldn’t it be nice if there were options out there that gave small businesses a leg up?  Wait…. there is!  They are called small business set asides!  One of these set asides is HUBZone. HUBZone is a Small …

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5 Steps For a GSA Contract Renewal

Maintaining and keeping a GSA contract requires a lot of TLC!  It is essentially a “license” to sell to the Federal government, which has high expectations and requirements of its’ vendors.  Your GSA contract was awarded with a 5 year base period and 3 potential 5 year extension options, totaling 20 years in all. (note: …

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Timeline for Getting a GSA Contract When Working With GCS

You’ve done your market research.  You’ve Googled “How to Get A GSA Contract” to exhaustion.  You’ve decided – let’s do this… I want to get a GSA contract!  So how long can you expect this adventure to take? There is no easy answer to how long a GSA contract takes to be awarded.  Typically, businesses …

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Girl Power! Here’s the scoop on the new Woman Owned Small Business Certification…

Selling to the US government can be a very competitive endeavor.  Adding certifications to your SAM profile can often lead to an advantage.  Government agencies will sometimes designate certain socio-economical businesses types or veteran status as a requirement for being awarded their contract, aka – Set Asides.  This practice is in place to ensure that …

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Your SAM registration is expiring … or is it? Read this before you pay someone!

You receive something that says: The first thing you think is, ‘hey my SAM is expiring or something needs updated, I better make sure we are still compliant for the sake of our Federal Contracts.’  The first thing you should do, before clicking, is stop and see who is actually sending you this notice. Though, …

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Buying Season is Over, Now What?

Fiscal Year 2019 is here and buying season is over. Government activity slows down in quarter one, but this doesn’t mean you should ignore your GSA Contract until Q3. This time of the year can be used to start preparing for the upcoming buying season. Q3 always seems far away, but it’s never too early …

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iRAPT – WAWF: Wide Area Workflow Training

Government Agencies have different programs to ensure smooth and simple acquisition processes. The Department of Defense uses the Wide Area Workflow (WAWF) system for simplicity and to create a paperless acquisition process. As of November 3, 2014, WAWF became a part of iRAPT (The Invoice, Receipt, Acceptance, and Property Transfer application). In this system, you …

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TAA Compliance Rules: Are You Performing Within the Guidelines?

UPDATE: The Trade Agreement Act (TAA) is one of the most important rules to follow when selling to the government. TAA compliant countries are a concern for many product-based companies. Selling products from a non-complaint country can cause major issues and even debarment from the government. In our previous blog below, we listed countries that …

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