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    MAS Blogger
    The Contractor Team Agreement series comes to an end with Video 9 of 9. Continued in this video is the question and answer segment with David Orcutt of GSA and Mark Lee of the MAS Program office. Mark Lee covers a variety of topics from agency responsibilities to prime sub-relationships within a CTA. To watch this video on YouTube, click here.
     
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    MAS Blogger
    An interim rule was published in the Federal Register on March 16, 2011 increasing competition requirement for Multiple Award Contracts, and implemented Section 863 of the Fiscal Year 2009 Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The interim rule enhances competition requirements for orders placed against Multiple Award Contracts, including:
     
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    MAS Blogger
    eBuy, GSA’s request-for-quote (RFQ) system, has been updated to facilitate set-asides. Now you can choose whether your requirement will be set-aside for small business or another small business category.  If you decide to set-aside the requirement, then the RFQ will be viewable only by eligible Schedule contractors. For example, only HubZone Schedule contractors could view a RFQ set-aside for HubZone small business concerns. 
     
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    MAS Blogger
    In video 5 of 9, the Contractor Team Arrangement series begins with the reviewing the knowledge check questions. This video also gives a brief summary of the Contractor Team Arrangement that includes its purpose & benefits, common elements, and ways of differentiating between the roles and responsibilities of each member involved. To watch this video on YouTube, click here.
     
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    christy.jackiewicz
    One of our PTACs asked us to share this training with small business.  Let us know if this type of posting is helpful.
     
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    MAS Blogger
    Video 3 of 9 of the CTA series will finish up the first topic of Contractor Team Arrangement (CTA) Basics and will move onto the second topic where you will learn the in’s and out’s of Establishing & Utilizing a CTA. This video provides lessons of establishing the CTA with proper communication and task management in mind. To watch the video on YouTube, click here.
     
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  • Geri Haworth's picture
    Geri Haworth
    GSA Schedule Contractors (and industry considering the Schedules program)  -  it is highly recommended that you join the group "GSA Contractor Success - Marketing Matters".  There is a 4-part free video series that provides information and references to assist you in the difficult job of selling your products and services to the federal government.  http://interact.gsa.gov/groups/contractor-success
     
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    hhgrafix
    My company hhgrafix (www.hhgrafix.com) is in the business of doing a process called water transfer printing.. This process is very commonly seen on shotguns, ATV's, the pattern as mostly all a Camo pattern, but what alot of people and business dont know is that there are many other patterns.
     
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    evanforce
    We have had our MAS for just over 5 years and have noticed a sharp decline in sales from this particular contrac since January 2011.  We have a link on our company website to the GSA Advantage! site in the hopes that various gov't purchasing agents will utilize it but this doesn't seem to be happening.  Does anyone have any suggestions of ways we can market our MAS to help increase sales? Thanks! Evan Force, ServCorp Inc.
     
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    gsaproposal
    Hi Evan,A lot of factors likely contributed to your declining sales. There are more companies with GSA contracts than five years ago, adding to the pool of available contractors. Have you changed your marketing strategies? Have you been able to attend...Read More
    evanforce
    Hi Pat and thanks for your response.  In terms of your suggestions, yes we have done all of those things.  We do understand that the GSA does not do marketing.  However, it seems that maybe GSA purchasing agents need to be more aware of...Read More
    Geri Haworth
    Evan Force:Consider viewing the 4 part video series on "GSA Schedule Contractor Success - Marketing Matters" if you haven't already.  There is a group in Interact that you can join.  Are your products available through DOD Emall...Read More
    evanforce
    Geri,Thanks so much for the excellent input.  I will be working on tweeking the items you mentioned from our company website.  I will also be looking for the video series your referenced (I have never seen it) and I'm not sure where to find...Read More
    Geri Haworth
    Evan:  You can get the videos here:  http://interact.gsa.gov/groups/contractor-success.  You'll see a link "click here to view free videos" link in the middle of the page.  
  • Geri Haworth's picture
    Geri Haworth
      Air fresheners and deodorizers; asphalt and tar removers; asphalt restorers; blast media; candles and wax melts; electronic components cleaners; floor coverings (non-carpet); foot care products; furniture cleaners and protectors; inks; packaging and insulating materials; pneumatic equipment lubricants; and wood and concrete stains.  
     
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