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IT Schedule 70 Start Up Springboard Program

As updates are being made to GSA schedule 70 (General Purpose Commercial Information Technology Equipment, Software, And Services) the agency workforce has incorporated a new program in April of 2016 for IT businesses with less than two years of service.  The program IT Schedule 70 Start Up Springboard has slightly different requirements than the original GSA schedule 70 contract, such as: The Springboard does not require that you have 2 consistent years of business. You may utilize experience that you personally provided prior to company inception (experience must be related to the GSA schedule you are applying for. Individuals that work in the company may utilize work experience related to the specific SIN for which you apply. The review process for the Spring Board Start Up Program is accelerated and will take only 45 days for GSA to determine if the contract may be awarded. As with all other GSA schedules the Spring Board Start Up Program is an open-ended opportunity which means the solicitation never closes, so you can apply at any time. Was this helpful? Let me know by leaving a comment below or contacting me Ilene@gsaproposalmaven.com. 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.com/meet-Ilene. Want more news like this? Sign up for my weekly newsletter click here

GSA Announces VETS 2 GWAC Awards

VETS 2 GWAC pre award notice was issued late August via federal business opportunities.  The VETS 2 contract was established by GSA exclusively for Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses (SDVOSB) to fulfill IT requirements.  This contract will allow GSA to achieve their small business goals of ensuring SDVOSB’s will receive the minimum three percent of federal acquisitions. VETS 2 GWAC includes: Comprehensive Scope – The contract scope is designed to meet a variety of diverse agency IT requirements, including new and emerging technologies. Multiple Contract Types – VETS 2 will allow Fixed Price, Cost Reimbursement, Time & Materials, and Labor Hour orders;. Enables Long-Term Planning – VETS 2 will have a five-year base period and one five-year option period;. Robust Contractor Pool – Provides access to customized IT solutions from a qualified pool of SDVOSBs; and. Socioeconomic Impact – Enables GSA to continue its support of the SDVOSB Procurement Program, while helping federal agencies achieve their socioeconomic goals and objectives. On October 26, 2017 GSA announced the awards to seventy (70) Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses (SDVOSB).  GSA also announced that currently federal agencies are not able to place orders against the contract until a Notice to Proceed (NTP) is issued.  To view vendors that have been awarded contracts under VETS 2 GWAC click here. Was this helpful? Let me know by leaving a comment below or contacting me Ilene@gsaproposalmaven.com. Ilene Giles is a GSA schedules expert that has helped thousands of businesses grow with a GSA contract.  Get her FREE CD, [...]

By | October 31st, 2017|business growth, gsa schedule, GSA schedules, SDVOSB|0 Comments

Potential Changes For 00CORP-PSS

The Professional Services Schedule (PSS), or 00CORP is a contract that offers a combination of all professional services such as Financial & Business Solutions, Professional Engineering Services, Mission Oriented Business Integrated Services (MOBIS), Advertising & Integrated Marketing Solutions (AIMS), Environmental Services, Language Services, & Logistics Worldwide (LOGWORLD) Services. In late 2015 GSA combined all of the schedules in order to streamline the contracting process and provide federal agencies a total solution in fulfilling federal needs.  GSA has been consistently making changes to the schedule since that time in order to allow small businesses the opportunity to participate in submitting an application. Recently, the Director Professional Services Program Management Division, Alexandra Rouse announced some possible changes coming by the end of 2018.  Ms. Rouse stated that they have recognized that small business has been having difficulty in meeting the sales requirements of twenty-five thousand dollars within the first two years of business and that GSA may possibly change the requirement from two years to five years.  That way it would give small business more time in meeting the $25k sales requirement.  Ms. Rouse also stated that another possible change would be that the solicitation requirements are trying to be cut down from twenty-five points to five points. These changes would certainly make a big difference for a small business to qualify for a GSA schedule hopefully they will be able to make a decision sooner than later. Was this helpful? Let me know by leaving a comment below or contacting me Ilene@gsaproposalmaven.com. Ilene Giles is a [...]

By | October 26th, 2017|00CORP, Changes, gsa schedule, Professional Services Schedule, PSS|0 Comments

Know Who Buys What You Sell

Blindly submitting proposals because you think you’re a good fit will have you wasting valuable time and money. Educate yourself on where you need to be and who you need to talk to before you make the move. Just to be sure that you’re generating up-to-date information, I generally like to use the federal procurement data system which can be found at fpds.gov. FPDS is a database where all government agencies report the purchases that are made, the great thing about these reports is anyone can view them for free, you just have to know how to use it. There are several ways to use this information, such as locating agencies that buy what you sell, how often they buy, what companies they buy from, actual dollar amounts of purchases, and points of contact information. So as you see you get a lot of useful information from these reports and you can use this to your advantage when you start looking for work. Yes I said looking for work just because you filled the paperwork and you set your goals doesn’t mean that someone is going to find you out of the blue. When you go to the site look towards the middle of the page and type in what your product or service is in the EZ Search engine, and then click the search button and a page of categorized data will show up. On the left side of the page you will find the top 10 agencies that [...]

VETS 2 GWAC Upcoming Awards

The General Services Administration announced awards for Veterans Technology Services 2 (VETS 2) GWAC could possibly be announced by the end of 2017.  The pre-award notice was issued late August via federal business opportunities. The VETS 2 contract was established by GSA exclusively for Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses (SDVOSB) to fulfill IT requirements.  This contract will allow GSA to achieve their small business goals of ensuring SDVOSB's will receive the minimum three percent of federal acquisitions. VETS 2 GWAC includes: Comprehensive Scope – The contract scope is designed to meet a variety of diverse agency IT requirements, including new and emerging technologies. Multiple Contract Types – VETS 2 will allow Fixed Price, Cost Reimbursement, Time & Materials, and Labor Hour orders;. Enables Long-Term Planning – VETS 2 will have a five-year base period and one five-year option period;. Robust Contractor Pool – Provides access to customized IT solutions from a qualified pool of SDVOSBs; and. Socioeconomic Impact – Enables GSA to continue its support of the SDVOSB Procurement Program, while helping federal agencies achieve their socioeconomic goals and objectives. To view the notice click here. Was this helpful? Let me know by leaving a comment below or contacting me Ilene@gsaproposalmaven.com. 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. Want more news like this? Sign [...]

By | October 3rd, 2017|contract awards, GSA, information technology|0 Comments