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Insights to SBA Small Business Scorecards Performance in 2016

The Small Business Administration has released its 2016 Small Business Scorecards, SBA’s Government-wide and agency-specific review of small business utilization, transparency, and agency progress. The SBA negotiates the goals with every agency once every 2 years to...

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Controversial Bill Aims to Simplify How The Pentagon Buys

House Armed Services Committee Proposes DOD “Direct Buy” from Online Commercial Sellers Industry and government have long been at odds while trying to achieve the same thing—better pricing and faster access. The government increases compliance...

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Fixing Federal Verification Co., Inc. Mistakes on GSA

If your GSA contract was awarded using the debarred Federal Verification Co., Inc or one of their 40 plus aliases, your contract may be at risk of non-compliance.  Names used include GSA Applications, GSA 1000, GSA Processors, GSA Alliance, Federal Suppliers Guide,...

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The Trump Administration Takes a Closer Look at GSA Initiative

During an industry conference, GSA’s Chief of Staff, Jack St. John made a clear commitment that the new administration would be more “proactively business friendly -- which means streamlining the acquisition process, reducing regulatory burdens while keeping good...

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How to Make the GSA Schedule PSS Solicitation Easier

GSA’s Office of Professional Services and Human Capital Categories released an appeal to vendors to make the solicitation easier.  A Request For Information (RFI) has been issued through FedBizOpps (FBO) and is requesting the opinions of insightful (and frustrated)...

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New IT Schedule SIN to Be Added

General Services Administration (GSA) announced on Interact that IT 70 schedule would be adding new Special Item Number (SIN) 132-41 Earth Observation Solutions (EOS) in June 2017. SIN 132 41 EOS is designed to: Address the federal government’s growing need for earth...

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Transition from DOD EMALL To FEDMALL

DOD EMALL announced the transition from DOD EMALL to the new Federal Mall (FedMall) application through it’s solicitation last year, but there has not been a specific timeframe or process, until now. The effort comes after the DLA found an opportunity to...

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Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts Fraud Alert

Fraudulent Purchase Orders for IT-Related Commodity Items The Texas Comptroller’s office is sending out notifications advising contractors of several confirmed instances of fraudulent purchase orders being distributed to vendors without the agencies’ authorization.  ...

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New GSA 56, 66, and 84 Mandatory Submission Guidelines

Changing the way you submit your GSA Modifications GSA has implemented a new process regarding the submission of your addition and Economic Price Adjustment (EPA) modifications for your schedule contract.  These changes have recently taken affect for the following...

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Transition Assistance for San Antonio Military Veterans

Jack Coley meets with Mayor Ivy Taylor to discuss Military Veteran transition assistance ideas for San Antonio. Jack introduced Force+, our Military Veteran-focused, Transition Management Platform, designed by Veterans, that enhance a community’s ability to...

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FedMALL / DLA Schedule to Reopen to New Vendors Soon!

Get Started now to List your Products on FedMALL As more and more agencies are being directed to the DOD EMALL (FedMALL) platform, many vendors have been looking for ways to place their product catalog on this booming platform. DOD EMALL is an eCommerce site in which...

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What is a CAGE Code?

CAGE Code stands for Commercial and Government Entity code. The Department of Defense’s Defense Logistics Agency, (DLA) assigns the five-character ID and uses alpha numeric identifier is assigned to entities located in the United States and its’ territories. How is a...

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Responding to Sources Sought Notice or RFIs

At Coley, we frequently receive questions from our clients on whether they should respond to Sources Sought or Request for Information (RFI) notices. But first, lets look at what each of these are. Sources Sought Notices vs. Request for RFI An RFI, or Request for...

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Reopening of GSA Schedule 75

As you’ve probably heard, GSA is currently in the process of reviewing industry feedback regarding the reopening of Schedule 75. Late last year, GSA issued an RFI in which responses were due Jan. 17, 2017 to ensure industry feedback was utilized in the final decision...

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GSA Schedule Sales Review for 2016

2016 GSA Schedule Sales GSA Schedule Total $31,786,345,753 Schedule Name  Sales Amount 70 General Purpose Commercial Information Technology Equipment, Software, And Services  $     14,747,293,780 CORP The Professional Services Schedule (Pss)  $       6,496,810,679 874...

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