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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

Satellite Tech SIN Added To Schedule 70

The General Services Administration (GSA) recently announced yet another SIN (Special Item Number) will be added to GSA Schedule 70.  The new SIN, 132-41 will be focused on Earth Observation Solutions (EOS).  The services offered for this SIN is: Global Coverage Imagery Archive Storage & Distribution Monitoring Base Maps (Mosaics) Earth Observation Solutions for accurate mission critical information The new SIN is set to be added to schedule 70 in the summer of this year.  GSA will be hosting a webinar to provide more information on May 18, 2017.  To register for the webinar 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.

By | June 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

GSA Facilities Maintenance & Management Schedule-What You Need To Know

A current GSA schedule offered to vendors is 03FAC, Facilities Maintenance & Management.  This particular schedule covers: Facilities Maintenance or Management Energy Management & Water Conservation Industrial Aerospace Coating; Marine Coating Dry Docking Solutions The preliminary requirements to qualify are: Two years of consistent business. Total sales of $50,000 or more within the past two years of business. Two or more projects relating to the Special Item Number (SIN) you are applying for. Must be able to provide a total solution to the Government. If you are interested in applying for GSA schedule 03FAC contact us for a FREE consultation today by clicking 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. 

Possible New SIN For IT Schedule 70

The General Services Administration (GSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have partnered to provide federal agencies with a Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation Program (CDM) in order to safeguard, secure, and strengthen cyberspace and security of federal agency networks.  With this partnership a possible new Special Item Number (SIN) could be issued under GSA's schedule 70. As described in the sources sought, "The CDM Program is a federal funded program designed to provide a new approach to protecting the cyber infrastructure of the civilian .gov network environment.  The CDM Program moves away from historical compliance reporting toward combating threats to our nations networks on a real-time basis, where tools are gathering system attributes to determine the current state of the network. Phase 1: "What is on the network?" Phase 2: "Who is on the network?" Bound:    "How is the network protected?" Phase 3:  "What is happening on the network?" A sources sought was issued via GSA in federal business opportunities (FBO) on March 22, 2017 and to close on April 5, 2017.  To participate you may view the sources sought 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 | April 25th, 2017|federal business opportunities|0 Comments

GSA To Refresh All Multiple Award Contracts

The General Services Administration (GSA) is planning to refresh all of the Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) effective April 2017.  I know some of you may not be familiar with the word "refresh", but that's just GSA's way of saying that they are updating the contracts to incorporate new rules and regulations.  Typically a refresh is done twice a year to each contract, but with GSA working to make their current contracts more streamlined they have been making several changes across the board to several MAS contracts. The refresh will be made on all of the MAS contracts to include small business subcontracting improvements, internal policy changes, updates to Non-Federal Entity access to schedules, including under the Disaster Purchasing Program.  To obtain a better understanding of the changes GSA will be hosting a webinar on March 22, 2017. at 2 pm EST. To register for the webinar 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 | March 27th, 2017|federal schedules, GSA ccontracts|0 Comments

New FAR Rule Implemented For Prime Contractors

A final ruling amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) has been issued and is effective January 19, 2017.   The ruling will require prime contractors to self report to Contracting Officers of any reduced or untimely payments made to subcontractors.  Untimely payments are described as payments that are 90 days or more past due under the terms and conditions of the subcontract.  Reduced payments are described as a payment that is less than the agreed upon amount of the subcontract. The new clause applies to prime contractors who make payments to first tier subcontractors and who are required to implement small business subcontracting plans. The prime contractor is required to report the untimely or reduced payments within 14 days after the incident to the assigned Contracting Officer.  For more details of the new clause refer to FAR 52.242-5 Payments To Small Business Subcontractors by clicking 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. 

By | January 31st, 2017|Contract Management, FAR, Regulations|0 Comments