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GSA Schedule –65 II A Medical Equipment/Supplies Small Business Analysis

3/13/2015

In response to last week’s blast I had a lot of enquiries about how well small businesses do on the Medical Equipment Supply Schedule because the VA, Military and a litany of other agencies pull from that schedule, so therefore I am making it the topic for this week’s newsletter.
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Compete for Federal Contracts Like Large Businesses Do!

11/17/2014

Of the companies that are serious about doing business with the federal government there are approximately 15,000 small businesses and around 4,000 large businesses with GSA Schedules (which is more or less the true test if a firm is serious about federal contracting).
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GSA Interact – Friendly Reminder to Sign Up

11/17/2014

This is just a friendly reminder that if you haven’t joined GSA Interact, there is probably a good chance you have not been utilizing your GSA Schedule to its fullest potential or getting timely valuable information.
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Professional Services Schedule Combination Coming

11/11/2014

Early next year the GSA will be combining eight Schedules into one. The rational is that there are currently 4,400 professional services on these eight Schedules with 527 contractors holding more than one schedule on this list.
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Federal Subcontracting

10/8/2014

A lot of small business owners think that direct award prime contracts are the only game in town for doing business with the federal government. In fact subcontracting opportunities $92 billion are more than 10% more abundant than Prime contracting opportunities for small businesses $83 billion.
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VA Roadshow

9/17/2014

Secretary McDonald (Bob) has started his tenure of the Secretary of the Veterans Administration in part by conducting town hall style meetings at VA hospitals with employees, patients and directors.
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GSA Advantage / Amazon Comparison

8/22/2014

This week I decided to conduct a comparison between a basket of 15 items found on GSA Advantage, the federal government’s online shopping bazar with Amazon.com to see which had better pricing on the basket of products. The majority of items were very close however GSA Advantage had slightly better pricing on most items.
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Private Security and the Power of GSA Schedule 84

8/7/2014

When I talk to prospective clients in the security industry, many don’t realize that Private Security is used by over 20 federal agencies. Some of the best opportunities are found in non-intuitive places within the federal government, not just the Department of Homeland Security.
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