The Federal Acquisition Regulation is the principal set of rules regarding government procurement in the United States. This set of rules covers many of the contracts issued by the US military and NASA, as well as US civilian federal agencies. The government uses federal contracts as a procurement mechanism to purchase goods or services from contractors. These contracts are governed by a strict set of terms and conditions, including clauses from the FAR.
GSA Eliminates Need for Digital Certificate, Moves eOffer and eMod to Multi-Factor Authentication System
The General Services Administration (GSA) recently announced that as of March 8, 2021, contractors will use FAS ID, a multi-factor authentication system, to access eOffer and eMod. This comes after the November 2020 announcement from GSA, prefacing that the update would happen in 2021 to support security updates.
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.
Our non-profit organization, For the Vets, raised $5,550.00 in its first initiative! The donations went to the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans and the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans.
Presidential transitions are a turbulent and protracted process that affects both public and private stakeholders. If your company recently began contracting with the federal government, or are planning on doing so, a new administration may create uncertainty in planning for your short and long-term government sales efforts.
GSA recently announced mandatory catalog and price list updates for GSA contract holders. The announcement detailed that GSA Advantage catalogs must be updated by March 31, 2021 or Schedule contract holders risk being removed from GSA Advantage.
Despite the challenges of 2020, we navigated our way through one of the most difficult economic downfalls in my lifetime. Some would attribute it to luck, others to divine intervention, and some even say we were in the right position at the right time. I give credit to all three.
The Federal government is still buying during the COVID-19 pandemic. JetCo Capture clients saw 192 opportunities in the week of June 10th 2020 vs. 111 opportunities in the week of June 10th, 2019. This is a 73% increase in the total # of opportunities.
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.