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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 "Schedules 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
     
    Last Activity: 5/4/2013 4:11 PM
    in Small Business First
     
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    MAS Blogger
    Register now to learn about the flexibility of GSA's acquisition tools:·  Blanket Purchase Agreements·  Contractor Team Arrangements When: Wednesday, November 02, 2011Time: 1:00pm-3:30pm EDTHosted by:  FAS Office of Acquisition Management, MAS Program Division
     
    Last Activity: 5/4/2013 4:11 PM
    in Multiple Award Schedules
     
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  • christy.jackiewicz's picture
    christy.jackiewicz
    Did you know that there are many changes coming that will affect the way that agencies purchase from small business?  As these changes happen we at OSBU are working hard to get you good and current information.   
     
    Last Activity: 5/4/2013 4:11 PM
    in Small Business First
     
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  • marvin04's picture
    marvin04
    A major flaw in the GSA MAS solicitation is nowhere in the body of the document does it give any marketing  advice to a new contractor as how they could market their contract.  After the solicitation turns into a contract most new contractors say to themselves or to colleagues now what do I do with it? Until there is marketing help listed within each new GSA solicitation, the mortality rate of losing new contractors in the first two years of their contract will cotinue to grow and cost the Federal Government multiples thousands of dollars per failed contract.
     
    Last Activity: 5/4/2013 4:11 PM
    in All about interact.gsa.gov
     
    JBLOCK
    I've had numerous GSA contracts awarded, and every time,GSA has included the subject documentation via a link or hard-copy.  Inside this documenation, it has a whole section divoted to marketing your newly awarded GSA schedule.   
    SMA
    Hi Marvin, you are correct, the solicitation does not provide guidance.  However, many companies use the Vendor Support Center as a valuable too. The government marketplace section has great info and links. https://vsc.gsa.gov/common/modules/...Read More
    aboone123
    Hello Everyone, I can help you market your business and awards.  I am Angela Boone, owner of “The Outer Court News.  I was in the construction industry for over 20 years, as the owner of my own construction firm. Now I help other business...Read More
  • suzett's picture
    suzett
    I am always seeking ways to grw my business, but I find it difficult to market to other buyer, contractor, and administrative personnel, who work for GSA...I belive gaining ones trust and coversating being available for comments is important. working relationship grow from business, and from a genuine concern for ones well being. We live in a word where people are afraide to build relationships, but GOD has given me an open mind and a willing heart to believe there is some good in everyone, and man can not live on bread alone.
     
    Last Activity: 5/4/2013 4:11 PM
    in Schedules Contractor Success - Marketing Matters!
     
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    MAS Blogger
    Section 1331 of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 authorized discretionary use of set-asides against multiple award contracts (i.e. Multiple Award Schedules).  This includes setting-aside orders to 8(a) contractors. The provision did not authorize the use of sole-sourcing under the various small business programs.
     
    Last Activity: 5/4/2013 4:11 PM
    in Multiple Award Schedules
     
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  • ConsultU's picture
    ConsultU
    I am looking for information regarding the specifics of teaming agreements between Large Business GSA contract schedule holders and small business GSA contract holders. Can anyone assist me?  
     
    Last Activity: 5/4/2013 4:11 PM
    in Schedules Contractor Success - Marketing Matters!
     
    ConsultU
    Thank you JBlock. You helped a lot. 
    FPA-Advocacy
    The GSA Contract Teaming Arrangement (CTA) makes assumptions - as far as 'teaming' - which are no consistent with the latest SBA views of 'teaming arrangements,' the DoD Manual on teaming and the FAR 9.6 -...Read More
    padavis
    When utilizing two separate FSS contracts via separate contractors through a CTA, both contractors are providing a "total solution" to the government. Would this warrant the concern of a “bundled procurement” on FSS? I have been...Read More
    Liz Moore
    Hi All.  We are a small business of construction consultants and have 2 GSA contracts.  How would we go about initiating a teaming arrangement with a large or service-disabled veteran's business? 
    andrew.randles
    Liz.. I do not know what two shedules you have, but assuming one of them was for the Construction Management SIN 871-7 under the Professional Engineering Services Schedule 871, you could always look at the large companies under that SIN to team with....Read More
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    evanforce
    ServCorp has held an MAS for over 5 years which was awarded with the selling price to the GSA at mark up from cost.  Suddenly, with the last EPA mod I submitted just a few months ago, the existing C/O insisted that I include the list price for each item and provide the selling price based on discount from list. The problem is that not ALL of the products we sell have a list price.  Additionally, we have not received any mods for this contract which changes the terms & conditions.  I also have great difficulty in getting responses from the C/O.
     
    Last Activity: 5/4/2013 4:11 PM
    in Multiple Award Schedules
     
    MAS Blogger
    Hi Evan,Did you see this post: http://interact.gsa.gov/blog/economic-price-adjustments-how-it-workswhat-expected-contractorseller
    evanforce
    I seem to have a constant issue in trying to get some Contracting Officers to respond to emails and/or phone calls.  I have listened to complaints from C/O's for over a year at how overloaded they are with work, which I'm sure they are...Read More
    MAS Blogger
    Hi 'Evanforce': I just sent you an email. I am sorry you are having trouble reaching your GSA C.O., but am happy to assist.
  • Geri Haworth's picture
    Geri Haworth
    Thank you to our Greater Southwest Acquisition Center  for sharing their tutorial on how to conduct searches within FPDS.  (you can find them in the document section of this group).  As you know, FPDS is a powerful database that can be used to conduct market research and see what and who are buying in the government.  It's a good place to start to develop and hone in on your target market.  For questions or comments about these instructions you may contact Sandra Clerk-Brown at 817-850-8211 or sandra.clerk-brown@gsa.gov.
     
    Last Activity: 5/4/2013 4:11 PM
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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
     
    Last Activity: 5/4/2013 4:11 PM
    in GSA Sustainability Forum
     
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