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  • christy.jackiewicz
    OSBU is in the process of developing a Fan Page on Facebook.  Why?  Because we want to be where small businesses access their information.  We are expanding where you can get the information you seek.  Whether it is training events, procurement opportunities, GSA updates or regional news - we want to meet you where you go for answers.  We have also added Twitter to Facebook and what we post to Facebook will go on Twitter and of course it will all come here to interact thorugh our RSS Feeds.  We are also updating our website which is scheduled to go live by EXPO next week as well as an updat
     
    Last Activity: 5/4/2013 4:11 PM
    in Small Business First
     
    WebGirl_Lisa
    I joined the Facebook page for OSDBU after I attended the procurement conference in DC in April. I really learned alot, made some great contacts, and even gained a client from it. I truly recommend it for folks new to government contracting.
  • Geri Haworth
    The attached PDF includes a collection of online resources referenced throughout the webinar that will help you learn more about federal contracting, the government procurement market, and the value of the GSA Schedules program. These resources include live links to GSA pages; tools and resources provided by other government and professional organizations; downloadable print materials; and a number of social media sites.
     
    Last Activity: 5/4/2013 4:11 PM
    in Schedules Contractor Success - Marketing Matters!
     
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  • grantknutson
    Thank you to all who attended GSA's Helping Gov Go Green to make it a great success!
     
    Last Activity: 5/4/2013 4:11 PM
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  • wingatec
      GSA Federal Acquisition Service, Integrated Technology Services recently launched the National Information Technology Commodity Program. The program's mission is to procure IT commodities and ancillary services for federal, state and local governments using innovative solutions. 
     
    Last Activity: 5/4/2013 4:11 PM
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    christy.jackiewicz
    I will tweet this to get you some traffic!  Great info!
    kcarter0077
    Excellent!  Thank you!
    christy.jackiewicz
    Your welcome - If I miss a post - just email me - I'd be happy to tweet more!  1600 followers and growing!!!
    MyShieldCorp
     7 AM PST USAWebinar:U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)Federal Acquisition Service (FAS)Alliant: Prime Contractor:Alliant: Small Business (SB)Kansas City: 877-534-2008: West Coast/SouthEmails:Alliant – Prime Contractor:...Read More
  • Geri Haworth
    Hey Green Group: Go to the documents section to see the Federal Register Notice issued on May 31 entitled "Federal Acquisition Regulation; Sustainable Acquisition".  This proposed rule would require agencies "to leverage agency acquisitions to foster markets for sustainable technologies, materials, products and services."
     
    Last Activity: 5/4/2013 4:11 PM
    in GSA Sustainability Forum
     
    Geri Haworth
    Thanks Conestoga for posting.  This is an excellent example, and I really enjoyed learning more from your website.  I have one small suggestion, and that's to include your GSA Contract # somewhere visible on your site. 
    darnold
    I should have posted this update weeks ago.  There has been some confusion about the language in the May 31st FAR interim rule about the applicability of the green purchasing requirements to services contracts.  It applies to "applicable...Read More
    mary.meyer@mgms...
    Good morning, Does anyone know who we would work through at GSA for a Green alternative for oil spills?  We are WBENC and Green certified. Our web site is www.mgmstrategies.com and go to the bottom right tab stating Enviromental Solutions...Read More
    Geri Haworth
    Mary:  I will do some checking and let you know very soon.  Geri
    Geri Haworth
    Mary: We have both Non-Marine and Marine Sorbents on Multiple Award Schedule 73 - Sch. 73: 375 351 Sorbents - Non-Marine Usage Type I for Non-hazardous & Non-toxic Organic Spill375 352 Sorbents - Non-Marine Usage Type II...Read More
  • christy.jackiewicz
    As we wrap of the month of September to close our Fiscal Year 2011 we have made many accomplishments. The Associate Administrator, Jiyoung Park, sent our a letter to the OSBU's nationwide stating:
     
    Last Activity: 5/4/2013 4:11 PM
    in Small Business First
     
    WebGirl_Lisa
    That is good to hear! Thanks for sharing the information and kudos to you for the work you are doing! 
  • Luis Medina
    Day three of GSA Expo ushers in the close of the event.  We hope that everyone who participated in the training and networking with peers had a valuable week.  The networking and collaboration with your peers does not need to stop at the end of the day.  Join Interact.gsa.gov and continue the dialogue after the Expo event.  Share your thoughts and suggestions for next year's event. 
     
    Last Activity: 5/4/2013 4:11 PM
    in Events & Training
     
    michaelarny
    Leonardo Academy is helping GSA green this conference. We have been tweeting about the greening activities for the conference. What suggestions do other members of the social media group have on how we can expand the use of social media to...Read More
  • Geri Haworth
    Encouraging agencies to reduce waste by leveraging their "own buying power," the Administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, Dan Gordon, issued guidance designed to reduce duplication in acquisitions by increasing interagency contracting and information sharing.  This came out as a memorandum to Chief Acquisition Officer and Senior Procurement Executives on September 29, 2011.  As we discuss in the video series, this represents the type of communication that successful contractors need to stay tuned in to.
     
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  • christy.jackiewicz
    On our most recent discussion board there was quite a bit a chatter about the improvement of the application process for GSA Schedules.  We want to know your ideas and suggestions.  As technology improves and the agency circulates leadership - fresh perspectives help keep us all going. Chime in with your ideas, suggestions, etc.  
     
    Last Activity: 5/4/2013 4:11 PM
    in Small Business First
     
    Maggie Glynn
    I can appreciate that GSA has embraced eOffer and eMods, this is a great way to promote their Green initiative and keeps their desks free of clutter.  But there are still forms that must be downloaded, printed, scanned, saved and ultimately uploaded...Read More
    alasiri4
    I can appreciate that GSA has embraced eOffer and eMods, this is a great way to promote their Green initiative and keeps their desks free of clutter.  But there are still forms that must be downloaded, printed, scanned, saved and ultimately uploaded...Read More
    christy.jackiewicz
    Great point Maggie.  We know it's a lot and this forum is to harvest your ideas about a better way of doing things?  Do you have solutions?  Ideas? Maybe you know someone who specializes in decreasing the red tape while still...Read More
    dmgagner
    On my adventure of learning more about federal business, I stumbled on this interesting and innovative little site, www.betterbuyproject.com/forums/29690-market-research-and-requirements-definition-phase. Better Buy Project has some great ideas and...Read More
    christy.jackiewicz
    Hi Danielle,I really appreciate what you shared and have passed it on to leadership in FAS.  Continue to provide good information - it really makes a difference.
  • Geri Haworth
    PBS Mid-Atlantic Region recently released a solicitation that requires the selected contractor at the post office and courthouse in Pittsburgh to use green products and services during project planning, design, construction, and maintenance. The contractor also must submit a report identifying which green products it will use.The solicitation is the region's first to incorporate green purchasing requirements.
     
    Last Activity: 5/4/2013 4:11 PM
    in GSA Sustainability Forum
     
    Barbara Rosholdt
    Hello!  I am a GSA Sustainability in Procurement Fellow and am working on a project to identify acquisition language that requires Green in procurements.  The project described sounds like it could help us.  How would I contact the...Read More

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