Government Contracts

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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Government Terminology and What It Means

Working with the government can be a completely new experience for some people. The government uses terminology and acronyms that isn’t general knowledge to most. The terms may not matter to you, but they do matter to contracting officials. Learning the terminology and acronyms that are commonly used is important when becoming successful in obtaining …

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