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An Overview of OTAs

When it comes to government contracts, there is no “one size fits all” model. Factors like timing, quantity, location, item type, and cost can greatly impact what type of contract is needed to solicit the right kind of response.

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Common Trends During Federal Year-End Spend

The government fiscal year ends on September 30. Within the few weeks leading up to this date, 8.7% of federal government spending occurs. The federal government must use up its budget by the end of the fiscal year or they lose that money. This gives businesses ample opportunities to take advantage of year-end spend.

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beta.SAM.gov Merges with SAM.gov

Recently, SAM.gov merged with beta.SAM.gov to become one system with an improved user experience. The updated SAM.gov was a collaborative effort between the IAE system users and stakeholders and expands beyond a registration system.

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3 Tips for Effectively Communicating with a Technical Writer

Technical writers are the bridge between your business and the government. For your technical writer to produce the most effective solicitation response, there are a few steps you can take to maximize this resource: Identify your Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), Make time for solutioning, and review the draft.

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5 Ways to Avoid GSA Schedule Rejection

Rejection of a GSA Schedule contract is common. About half of all offers submitted are rejected. The top 5 common areas for rejection are scope, financial instability, past performance, responsiveness, and pricing.

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GSA Transitions to DocuSign, eOffer and eMod to FAS ID

Effective Monday, November 30, the General Services Administration (GSA) will require contractors to use DocuSign when digitally signing documents in eOffer and eMod. According to GSA, this change, “aligns with GSA’s overall IT modernization efforts to support security and provide a solution that is legally recognized internationally.”For the Vets’ mission is to demonstrate gratitude for retired veterans through community acts of kindness and generosity.

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Multi-Factor Authentication Processes Added to GSA Mass Mod Portal

Starting August 8, 2020, the General Services Administration (GSA) will implement a multi-factor authentication process for government contractors accessing the Mass Mod Portal. This applies to both new and existing users. According to GSA, the change aligns with the agency’s IT modernization efforts to build and maintain a more modern and secure infrastructure for its IT systems.

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Case Study: Construction Firm

A dynamic contracting and construction firm worked with the JetCo Solutions team to pursue government contracts. After several discussions, our team recommended that the client pursue a GSA Schedule for a chance at a wider market and new contract vehicle.

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