Coley Government Contract Services http://coleygsa.com GSA Schedule Consulting | GSA Contract Consultants | Federal & State Contracts Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:19:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.3 Transition Assistance for San Antonio Military Veterans http://coleygsa.com/transition-assistance-san-antonio-military-veterans/ http://coleygsa.com/transition-assistance-san-antonio-military-veterans/#respond Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:19:47 +0000 http://coleygsa.com/?p=28789 The post Transition Assistance for San Antonio Military Veterans appeared first on Coley Government Contract Services.

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CA, Inc. to Pay $45 Million for Alleged Noncompliance on GSA IT 70 Contract http://coleygsa.com/ca-inc-pay-45-million-alleged-noncompliance-gsa-70-contract/ http://coleygsa.com/ca-inc-pay-45-million-alleged-noncompliance-gsa-70-contract/#respond Mon, 20 Mar 2017 21:44:50 +0000 http://coleygsa.com/?p=28785 Failure to comply with the False Claims Act has resulted in another large IT company, CA, Inc. paying $45 million in claims. The Department of Justice found that CA, Inc. neither disclosed all key commercial discounting practices nor offered them to GSA customers while negotiating its GSA Schedule contract. The allegations against CA were brought […]

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FedMALL / DLA Schedule to Reopen to New Vendors Soon! http://coleygsa.com/fedmall-dla-schedule-reopen-vendors-soon/ http://coleygsa.com/fedmall-dla-schedule-reopen-vendors-soon/#respond Fri, 10 Mar 2017 21:23:08 +0000 http://coleygsa.com/?p=28729 The post FedMALL / DLA Schedule to Reopen to New Vendors Soon! appeared first on Coley Government Contract Services.

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Validate Your ACES Business Representative Certificate with GSA http://coleygsa.com/aces-business-representative-certificate-gsa/ http://coleygsa.com/aces-business-representative-certificate-gsa/#respond Tue, 07 Mar 2017 06:00:48 +0000 http://coleygsa.com/?p=28625 Digital Certificates: Don’t let this delay your success! All GSA Schedule holders and new offerors who wish to do business with the GSA Federal Supply Schedule program must have a digital certificate to access various GSA systems that are essential for continued success.  These systems include the eOffer system (used to submit new offers to […]

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What is a CAGE Code? http://coleygsa.com/what-cage-code/ http://coleygsa.com/what-cage-code/#respond Fri, 17 Feb 2017 19:38:00 +0000 http://coleygsa.com/?p=28498 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 Cage Code Used? Any company pursuing business with the Federal Government, must have a […]

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Responding to Sources Sought Notice or RFIs http://coleygsa.com/how-to-respond-to-sources-sought-notice-or-rfis/ http://coleygsa.com/how-to-respond-to-sources-sought-notice-or-rfis/#respond Mon, 13 Feb 2017 16:09:04 +0000 http://coleygsa.com/?p=28474 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 Information, is a Government technique of conducting market research. They […]

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Reopening of GSA Schedule 75 http://coleygsa.com/reopening-gsa-schedule-75/ http://coleygsa.com/reopening-gsa-schedule-75/#respond Mon, 06 Feb 2017 18:35:59 +0000 http://coleygsa.com/?p=28464 The post Reopening of GSA Schedule 75 appeared first on Coley Government Contract Services.

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GSA Schedule Sales Review for 2016 http://coleygsa.com/gsa-schedule-sales-review-2016/ http://coleygsa.com/gsa-schedule-sales-review-2016/#respond Fri, 03 Feb 2017 22:20:56 +0000 http://coleygsa.com/?p=28453 The post GSA Schedule Sales Review for 2016 appeared first on Coley Government Contract Services.

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How Will the Federal Hiring Freeze Affect Federal Contractors? http://coleygsa.com/will-federal-hiring-freeze-affect-federal-contractors/ http://coleygsa.com/will-federal-hiring-freeze-affect-federal-contractors/#respond Wed, 01 Feb 2017 18:17:10 +0000 http://coleygsa.com/?p=28434 On January 22nd, President Trump signed a “Presidential Memorandum Regarding the Hiring Freeze,”  which prohibited all Federal agencies from filling any identified position vacancies existing as of noon on January 22, 2017 and narrowly limited the circumstances under which any new positions would be created or filled.  The memorandum specifically exempted “military personnel,” but did […]

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TDR for Schedule 00CORP & Professional Services Schedule (PSS) Rolls Out http://coleygsa.com/tdr-00corp-professional-services-schedule-mod-a509/ http://coleygsa.com/tdr-00corp-professional-services-schedule-mod-a509/#respond Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:10:57 +0000 http://coleygsa.com/?p=28235 The post TDR for Schedule 00CORP & Professional Services Schedule (PSS) Rolls Out appeared first on Coley Government Contract Services.

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Changes to Bring 738 X GSA Schedule Holders More Government Business http://coleygsa.com/change-bring-738-x-gsa-schedule-holders-government-business/ http://coleygsa.com/change-bring-738-x-gsa-schedule-holders-government-business/#respond Fri, 06 Jan 2017 07:00:35 +0000 http://coleygsa.com/?p=28227 Reminder to all schedule 738 X contract holder and potential schedule holders that the HR schedule will implement new SINS this month.  We wrote regarding GSA’s announcement to modernize GSA Schedule 738 X on a previous post. Reflecting OPM/OMB government-wide Resources Category Management Strategy, GSA is reorganizing the SIN classification of 595-21 human resources services […]

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VA Opens More Opportunities for SDVOSBs/VOSBs — Are you Ready? http://coleygsa.com/va-looking-sdvosbsvosbs-fill-procurement-needs/ Thu, 10 Nov 2016 17:28:45 +0000 http://coleygsa.com/?p=28136 The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is one of the largest procurement and supply agencies in the Federal government with needs in the following areas: Program Management, Administrative, Janitorial, and other Non-IT Services Information Technology services Healthcare Staffing Pharmaceuticals Medical and surgical supplies Equipment, supplies, and materials for facility operation Maintenance and repair of medical […]

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Market Intelligence: FedBizOpps Beyond Current Government Opportunities http://coleygsa.com/fedbizopps-look-future-opportunities/ http://coleygsa.com/fedbizopps-look-future-opportunities/#respond Wed, 09 Nov 2016 22:22:56 +0000 http://coleygsa.com/?p=28060 FedBizOpps,  What is it For Anyway? After all, many old Government contracting hands will tell you that if an opportunity is out for bid on FedbizOpps, or FBO, you’re too late.  But is that really true? Not always.  If that is true, what value is FBO to building Federal business?  Well, FedbizOpps is a goldmine […]

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How to use Fedbiz Opps http://coleygsa.com/how-use-fedbizopps/ Tue, 08 Nov 2016 18:37:49 +0000 http://coleygsa.com/?p=28050 FedBizOpps, or FBO, is home to many useful tools that contractors have at their disposal.  Here, contractors can access more than 28,000 RFQ opportunities, as well as complete information on all GSA schedule solicitations.  This list also include possible future opportunities that contractors can get a head start on. Searching the database efficiently can be […]

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10 Tips for Maximizing Your Attendance at the NVSBE http://coleygsa.com/10-tips-maximizing-attendance-national-veterans-small-business-engagement-nvsbe/ http://coleygsa.com/10-tips-maximizing-attendance-national-veterans-small-business-engagement-nvsbe/#respond Fri, 28 Oct 2016 16:33:48 +0000 http://coleygsa.com/?p=28003 The post 10 Tips for Maximizing Your Attendance at the NVSBE appeared first on Coley Government Contract Services.

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D&B and GSA Renegotiate Contract for More Transparency & Availability http://coleygsa.com/dun-bradstreet-gsa-renegotiate-contract-transparency-availability/ http://coleygsa.com/dun-bradstreet-gsa-renegotiate-contract-transparency-availability/#respond Thu, 13 Oct 2016 17:29:47 +0000 http://coleygsa.com/?p=27950 For 60 years, Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) has been a partner with GSA, so intertwined that D&B requirements are identified in the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR).  D&B has been maintaining procurement data that tie back to GSA’s Integrated Award Environment (IAE).  Recently D&B and GSA renegotiated their contract terms to align with the Digital Accountability […]

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GSA OASIS SB Pool 2 On-Ramp is Finally Here http://coleygsa.com/oasis-sb-ramp-finally/ http://coleygsa.com/oasis-sb-ramp-finally/#respond Tue, 04 Oct 2016 21:06:50 +0000 http://coleygsa.com/?p=27939 GSA’s OASIS team announced the pre-solicitation release of for Pool 2 of the OASIS SB to FBO.  We had heard rumors and it has been expected for some time, but an on-ramp opportunity for OASIS SB is finally here! OASIS SB Pool 2 includes offices of Certified Public Accountants, Tax Preparation Services, Payroll Services, Other […]

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GSA Proposed Rule to Allow Purchase of Order-Level Materials http://coleygsa.com/gsa-proposed-rule-allow-purchase-order-level-materials/ http://coleygsa.com/gsa-proposed-rule-allow-purchase-order-level-materials/#respond Tue, 13 Sep 2016 22:17:58 +0000 http://coleygsa.com/?p=27864 GSA released a proposed rule to allow Order-level Materials (OLM) or Other Direct Cost(ODC) to be ordered through the Federal Supply Schedule and Blanket Purchase Agreements on a task order basis. The proposed rule is designed to create a more competitive acquisition vehicle on par with other more agile indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity; within certain guidelines. Allowing for […]

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Attention Product Vendors–the Government is in Buying Mode http://coleygsa.com/attention-product-vendors-government-buying-mode/ http://coleygsa.com/attention-product-vendors-government-buying-mode/#respond Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:49:55 +0000 http://coleygsa.com/?p=24848 The biggest Federal Government buying season for products is upon us.  Unlike professional services with a long development lead time, product vendors face high demand and short turnaround times for the next month or so. July through September is the Fourth Quarter and buying season. Government buyers are awarding more purchase orders in August and September […]

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Understanding the Impact of the new GSA Formatted Product Tool (FPT) http://coleygsa.com/understanding-impact-new-gsa-formatted-product-tool-fpt/ http://coleygsa.com/understanding-impact-new-gsa-formatted-product-tool-fpt/#respond Mon, 22 Aug 2016 16:23:43 +0000 http://coleygsa.com/?p=24838 The General Services Administration (GSA) recently updated its regulations to implement the new Formatted Product Tool (FPT). FPT is a system upgrade to GSA’s eOffer/eMod system, that will replace the Schedule Input Program (SIP) and increase transparency around schedule contract pricing. According to GSA, FPT will provide contractors with valuable information about their product’s pricing […]

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