Blog 2017-12-23T15:49:29+00:00

GSA’s New Authentication Process – So Simple Even Your Kids Can Do It

As an added value layer of protection GSA is requiring a new authentication process for GSA Schedule holders mass modification accounts.  The process is so simple even your kids can do it. Effective July 21, 2018 will be requiring multi-factor authentication (MFA) during the log-in process.  You will be required to enter your user ID and password, in addition to a one time security code that will [...]

4 Simple Secrets That Will Pump Up Your Sales To Your GSA Schedule Instantly

Ok you have the GSA schedule but what many companies don't understand is if you want to accumulate consistent sales as often as possible you have to perform your regular maintenance.  What great is the tips that I'm about to give you are really simple to do.  Take a look at them below: 1.  Updated Contact Information–  This is a very small task but it goes a [...]

And Then This Happened

The other day I heard from a company who is now a client that really needed help. They were dealing with making modifications to their GSA schedule and it was causing them confusion and consistent delays in the company's day to day activities.  They were afraid that if the modifications weren't added to their GSA schedule that it could possibly hinder future sales, obstructing their bottom line [...]

GSA’s OLM & CSA Updates

Effective June 11, 2018 GSA has begun applying the modified rules of Commercial Supplier Agreement (CSA) and Order Level Materials (OLM).  GSA vendors under the following schedules should have already begun to receive notification: 03FAC- Facilities Maintenance and Management 56- Buildings and Building Materials/Industrial Services and Supplies 70- General Purpose Commercial Information Technology Equipment, Software and Services 71- Furniture 84- Total Solutions for Law Enforcement, Security, Facilities, [...]

Construction Contract Awarded To New York Based Firm

GSA's (Region 2) recently awarded a construction contract worth over Thirty Million to New York based company Volmer Construction, Inc.   Construction is specifically for the reconfiguration and alteration of the Jacob K. Javitts federal building in Manhattan. According to Regional Administrator, John A. Sarcone III the construction will improve the work of federal agency tenants while benefiting the local economy.  For more information on this project [...]

Fraudulent Activity In System For Award Management

GSA's System for Award Management issued a notification this month to state that fraudulent activity has occurred.  According to their post on April 4, 2018 an investigation is being performed by the Office of Inspector General (OIG). Effective March 22, 2018 any entity registering a new SAM account will be required to submit an original signed notarized letter identifying the authorized entity administrator, showing proof of the [...]

GSA Implementing Refresh to Schedule 71-Furniture

GSA announced on March 22, 2018 a proposed refresh 22 to Schedule 71 (Furniture) to replace language under SIN 71-204 (Dormitory, Quarters and Residential Casegoods and Beds).  Language that will be incorporated is: 71 204 -- Dormitory, Quarters and Residential Casegoods and Beds - Includes furniture pieces designed for household, quarters and dormitory use and made from a variety of materials including wood, metal, wood/metal, stone, and [...]

GSA Makes Changes To Schedule 736

In order to streamline the contract process GSA's Region 2 (Northeast & Caribbean) has made modifications to schedule 736 (Temporary and Professional Services).  According to a post on their site GSA's philosophy is that the changes will make the schedule preparation easier for the customer and will foster a better understanding of the rules and regulations governing utilization for the TAPS Schedule. The changes are two primary [...]

GSA Announces Alliant 2 Small Business Awards

On February 14, 2018 GSA announced awards to 81 vendors for the Alliant 2 Small Business Contract, Solicitation Number QTA0016GBA0002.  To view the solicitation click here, for a complete list of all awardees see GSA's response below**. GSA is pleased to present the Alliant 2 Small Business contract award notice to all interested parties. While many of the statements found below are included in order to satisfy [...]

Relaunch GSA Office Supplies Schedule 75

GSA recently announced the relaunch of their Office Supplies Multiple Award Schedule 75 on January 16, 2018 .  With the relaunch of the schedule they have added a new Special Item Number (SIN 75-220) for Office Products and Services called Office Supplies Fourth Generation (OS4), and (SIN 75-280) Overseas Office Products & Services/Office Supplies 4 Generation (OS4).  This schedule will be managed by GSA's (Region 2) Northeast [...]