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 [...]
GSA schedule 70 is constantly changing to stay current with the innovative technology solutions, and to meet the needs of its federal customers. In support of the President's Cybersecurity National Action Plan (CNAP) IT Schedule 70 has added a new Special Item Number (SIN) for Highly Adaptive Cybersecurity Services (HACS) under Refresh 39 issued in early September. GSA's Administrator, Denise Turner Roth has said, "In support of the Administration's CNAP activities, these new SINS will provide government agencies with quicker and more reliable access to key, pre-vetted support services that will expand agencies' capacity to test their high-priority IT systems, rapidly address potential vulnerabilities, and stop adversaries before they impact our networks." The newly added SINS are: 132-45A Penetration Testing 132-45B Incident Response 132-45C Cyber Hunt 132-45D Risk and Vulnerability Assessment (RVA) To add these SINS an oral technical evaluation procedure will be conducted by GSA personnel. The evaluation will consist of SIN specific scenarios and questions, and may take up to three hours to complete, dependent upon the number of SINS. As an offeror you must be able to identify five key personnel to attend the evaluation (virtual attendance is acceptable). Offerors that do not pass the oral evaluation will be ineligible to resubmit proposals for six months. Recording devices will not be allowed during the evaluation. Prospective GSA contract holders may submit their proposal for this SIN under GSA's Fastlane program. Fastlane is a new program that was created to cut down on approval time in as little as 45 days from the [...]
GSA schedule 70 has released refresh 38 in July of 2016 to include a new Special Item Number (SIN) 132-56 for Health IT services. According to the most recent quarterly industry meeting health IT services include: Innovative health IT solutions Connected health Electronic health records Health information exchanges Health analytics Personal health information management Health informatics Emerging health IT research Other health IT services Prospective GSA contract holders may submit their proposal for this SIN under GSA's Fastlane program. Fastlane is a new program that was created to cut down on approval time in as little as 45 days from the date of receipt of your proposal submission. Unfortunately, the fastlane program only applies to specific SIN's, for more information click here. I will say I have utilized the fastlane program and it is very impressive. GSA is extremely responsive and the process is clear and concise. For current GSA contract holders you may submit a modification to add the Health IT SIN 132-56 to your contract and will receive approval within ten days. Was this helpful? Let me know by leaving a comment below or touch base with me via email at Ilene@gsaproposalmaven.com. 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.