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About Ilene Giles

Ilene has dedicated over twenty years to federal contracts and is the author of, "Road to Business Growth in the GSA Program" Ilene is known for working with vendors who struggle with GSA contracts and its processes. She is a former GSA contract specialist who has helped over five hundred vendors worldwide in winning federal business with a GSA schedule, contact Ilene for a free consultation

GSA Awards Large Dollar Volume EIS Contract

On July 31, 2017 GSA announced the award of the Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) Contract on Federal Business Opportunities, click here for the announcement.  The EIS contract dollar limitation is $50 Billion dollars and has a period of performance of fifteen years.  The contract will offer telecommunications and IT solutions and was created to provide continuous service for Networx and regional local telecommunications services contracts as they expire.  As technology changes on ramps will be able to be utilized. Ten companies were awarded the contract and they are: AT & T Verizon Core Technologies Level 3 Communications MicroTech BT Federal CenturyLink Manhattan Telecom Harris Corporation Granite Telecom EIS will provide voice, video, and data transport services, hosting services, cloud services, call centers, associated labor services, cable & wiring, and network and security. Was this information helpful to you? If so let me know by leaving a comment below. Ilene Giles is a GSA schedules expert that has helped thousands of businesses grow with a GSA contract.  Get her FREE CD, “What You Need To Know Before Applying For A GSA schedule” or contact her today for a FREE consultation at GSAProposalMaven/meet-Ilene.

By | August 9th, 2017|EIS contract, Enterprise, GSA Contract, Infrastructure, Networx|0 Comments

8(a) Stars II GWAC Adds New Vendors

Over 500 vendors have been added to the 8(a) Stars II GWAC.  8(a) Stars II is a multiple award IDIQ contract that focuses on IT services and solutions.  The Open Season was awarded on June 13, 2017, for a complete list of vendors awarded click here. Has this been helpful to you? Let me hear about by leaving a comment below. Ilene Giles is a GSA schedules expert that has helped thousands of businesses grow with a GSA contract.  Get her FREE CD, “What You Need To Know Before Applying For A GSA schedule” or contact her today for a FREE consultation at GSAProposalMaven/meet-Ilene.

By | August 1st, 2017|8(a) Stars, GSA Contract, GWAC, IDIQ, information technology|0 Comments

Agencies That Can Purchase From Your GSA Schedule

One of the many benefits of being a GSA schedule holder is that other federal agencies are able to purchase your products and services utilizing your GSA schedule.   The more familiar federal agencies such as Executive, Legislative, and Judicial level are the more widely known in being able to purchase commodities.  You should also become familiar with the other departments and organizations that may have a need for what you offer.  Here are a list of additional departments below: Mixed Ownership Corporations. District of Columbia. Cost Reimbursement Contractors and Subcontractors (as authorized by agency contracting official). Cost Reimbursement or Fixed Priced Contractors use of GSA Fleet motor vehicles and related services (as authorized by agency contracting official). Fixed Priced Contractors and Subcontractors purchasing security equipment (as authorized by agency contracting official). Non federal firefighting organizations cooperating with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Tribes & Tribal organizations. Cooperative Purchasing. Disaster Purchasing. 1122 Program. Public Health Emergencies. The American National Red Cross. Howard University. Gallaudet College. National Institute for the Deaf. American Printing House For The Blind. Governments of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, Northern Mariana Islands, United States Virgin Islands. Entities authorized under the Foreign Assistance Act. For a more defined list of agencies please refer to GSA Eligibility Order 4800.2H click here . Has this been helpful to you? Let me hear about by leaving a comment below. Ilene Giles is a GSA schedules expert that has helped thousands of businesses grow with a GSA contract.  Get her FREE CD, “What You Need To Know Before [...]

By | July 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

GSA FAS Newly Appointed Commissioner

General Services Administration (GSA), Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) has a newly appointed Commissioner.  As the Technology Transformation Service (TTS) has become part of FAS Alan Thomas has been appointed as the current Commissioner of FAS replacing Tom Sharpe.  Tom Sharpe and Deputy Commissioner, Kevin Youel Page both resigned on June 24 of this year. Mr. Thomas was sworn in on June 26, 2017.  He led a technology company in establishing access to the federal market through IT schedule 70, he is a former program analyst in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics at the U.S. Department of Defense.  He is also a former Department of the Army management analyst. By reading what GSA's Acting Administrator, Tim Horne says it sounds like GSA is trying to get back to a customer based approach.  Here is what he had to say: "Alan's background in both industry and government gives him a unique and valuable perspective on GSA".  He went on to say, "Alan's addition to our leadership team demonstrates our commitment to remaining an organization that attracts the best talent in service to the nation.  I am excited to work with him as he implements his vision for continuing our work to modernize and streamline government". Has this information been helpful to you?, if so tell me all about it by leaving a comment or contacting me at Ilene@gsaproposalmaven.com. Ilene Giles is a GSA schedules expert that has helped thousands of businesses increase their bottom line with [...]

By | June 29th, 2017|federal schedules, GSA ccontracts|0 Comments

OMB Extends Small Business Accelerated Payment Policy

Effective January 11, 2017 the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has extended the policy to provide accelerated payment to Small Business and Small Business Subcontractors.  In a memorandum sent from Shaun Donovan the policy has been extended until December 31, 2017. This policy was implemented in 2011 under Memorandum M-11-32 was issued instructing federal agencies to accelerate payments to small business prime contractors within a 15 day timeframe after receipt of proper invoicing.  For more information or to  view the memorandum click here . Ilene Giles is a GSA schedules expert that has helped thousands of businesses increase their bottom line with a GSA schedule.  Get her FREE CD, “What You Need To Know Before Applying For A GSA schedule” or contact her today for a FREE consultation at GSAProposalMaven.com/meet-Ilene.  Want more news like this? Sign up for my weekly newsletter click here

By | June 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments