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

New Initiative For Underserved Small Business

New Initiative Targeted For Underserved Small Business

An initiative to better serve small business was announced in the Biden-Harris Administration. It was said that increasing federal spending with underserved businesses not only helps more Americans realize their entrepreneurial dreams but also narrows persistent wealth disparities (WH.Gov, 2021). In previous years the government set goals of meeting at least 5% of federal contracting …

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New Initiative For Underserved Small Business

Upcoming GSA MAS Refresh 9

GSA recently announced an upcoming Refresh #9 to be issued in December of 2021. The changes are as follows: A: Changes Applicable to Overall MAS Solicitation: 1. Implement various changes to SCP-FSS-001. 2. Implement decommissioning of the Vendor Education Center (VEC) 3. Implement a change in the format of the MAS Solicitation table of contents. …

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GSA MAS Consolidation Phase 3 Extended

Revamping of GSA Vendor Education Center

Many changes have ensued with the GSA Multiple Award Schedule Program and it’s protocols. More recently, GSA has announced a fiscal year 2022 project that will make major changes within the Vendor Education Center (VEC).  The VEC is an on demand resource for potential and current GSA contract holders to complete brief trainings and certificates …

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