According to the Federal Register The Small Business Administration proposed a rule published August 15, 2017 requesting feedback from the public in identifying which federal rules and/or regulations should be repealed, replaced, or modified due to ineffectiveness, burdensome, unnecessary, or obsolete. This request was made based on the following Executive Orders issued by President Trump: Executive Order 13771 On January 30, 2017, President Trump signed Executive Order 13771, Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs, which, among other objectives, is intended to ensure that an agency's regulatory costs are prudently managed and controlled so as to minimize the compliance burden imposed on the public. For every new regulation an agency proposes to implement, unless prohibited by law, this Executive Order requires the agency to (i) identify at least two existing regulations that the agency can cancel; and (ii) use the cost savings from the cancelled regulations to offset the cost of the new regulation. Executive Order 13777 On February 24, 2017, the President issued Executive Order 13777, Enforcing the Regulatory Agenda, which further emphasized the goal of the Administration to alleviate the regulatory burdens placed on the public. Under Executive Order 13777, agencies must evaluate their existing regulations to determine which ones should be repealed, replaced, or modified. In doing so, agencies should focus on identifying regulations that, among other things: eliminate jobs or inhibit job creation; are outdated, unnecessary or ineffective; impose costs that exceed benefits; create a serious inconsistency or otherwise interfere with regulatory reform initiatives and policies; or [...]
If you've dealt with GSA schedules you know that the process is not completed quickly. Dependent upon which schedule you apply for it may take anywhere from three to nine months to get an award. Keep in mind that's if the contracting officer request minimal clarifications. In the early part of this year GSA launched a new program called GSA FASt Lane. The program is supposed to cut down on the approval time for proposal submissions and/or modifications. New proposal submissions can be approved in less than 45 days, and modifications can be approved in as little as 2 days. Unfortunately, the program only applies to specific GSA schedule 70 initiatives. Here are a list of the initiatives that apply. Health IT Solutions Cybersecurity Solutions Cloud Services Agile Delivery Services For companies that already have a GSA schedule 70 and want to add new products and services modifications can be processed in as little as 2 days under the following initiatives. Army Contracting Command (AMCOM) Express Agile Delivery Services Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) DHS Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) BPA Government-wide Strategic Solutions for Laptops and Desktops National IT Commodity Program Navy SPAWAR Enterprise Agreement Project 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 [...]
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.
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.
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 [...]