Guidance and Support for Government Contractors

By: s.m.amend | February 10, 2015

GSA’s roll out of their PSS solicitation was slated for March 2015, however it was announced last week that the new start date is October 1, 2015.


How does this impact your GSA Schedule?

Should your business wait for the October release or apply under 00CORP?


Contact Arrowhead for analysis.


By: s.m.amend | January 28, 2015

As the General Services Administration (GSA) experienced a realignment over the past couple of years, a strategy emerged to streamline their procurement processes. The GSA wants to reduce the overall administrative burden and lessen the need for contractors to submit multiple schedule applications and therefore manage fewer schedules.


GSA announced its plan to collapse eight service-related schedules into what ultimately will become the Professional Services Schedule (PSS). This “migration” affects potential and current GSA Schedule holders for the following schedule contracts:


  • FABS (Financial and Business Solutions) Schedule 520
  • AIMS (Advertising and Integrated Marketing Services) Schedule 541
  • Language Services Schedule 738II
  • PES (Professional Engineering Services) Schedule 871
  • MOBIS (Mission Oriented Business Integrated Services) Schedule 874
  • LOGWORLD (Logistics Worldwide) Schedule 874V
  • Environmental Services Schedule 899
  • 00CORP (Consolidated Services)
  • In addition, SIN 595-21 on 738X (EOE Services and HR) and SIN 132-51 (on IT 70) will also be affected.


How does this impact your business?

  • Vendors with a Consolidated Schedule and the above listed SINs will directly transition to the new PSS Contract.
  • It doesn't impact you if you have either 738X or IT70, meaning only one of these schedules, not both   .    
  • It affects you, for vendors with either IT 70 or 738X and one of the 8 affected schedules.
  • It affects you, if you are about to apply for one of the affected schedules.

GSA’s roll out of their PSS solicitation is slated for March 2015, though this timeframe may be extended.  Companies that hold multiple affected GSA schedules should have received an email from the GSA in October 2014 with migration instructions. (Contracts will be migrated into 00CORP, then those on 00CORP will transition to PSS). These companies should also receive a mass modification notice around the summer of 2015. According to the GSA, “The mass modification will state that the Professional Services Schedule Solicitation now governs your GSA Schedule Contract.”


If your company is about to apply for one of the affected schedules, you can submit your new proposal under 00CORP until new PSS schedule is issued in March. For example, if your company is interested in a MOBIS professional services schedule, don't use the MOBIS solicitation. Use OOCORP. Or wait.

 

The advice is different for those with pending schedules: If you have a pending application, find out if you have to pull your proposal and resubmit--because you may not have to. Reach out to the GSA and get a status check on your application.            


In essence, each of the above migration scenarios has its own to do list to successfully complete the migration.


To learn more, please contact Arrowhead Solutions, LLC.

By: s.m.amend | December 31, 2014

Does your business hold a GSA Schedule that needs to be consolidated?


As the GSA works to streamline acquisition practices for the government and government contractors, contract administrators must ensure they keep current with regulation changes and update their company’s online portal information (i.e. gov’t service sites).


Has your business been contacted by the GSA regarding consolidation? If not, you should contact the GSA now!


A complete transition of single schedule solicitations to the Professional Services (OOCORP) Solicitation means resubmission requirements are in place and need to be followed.


The following information is provided by the GSA and can be found at: http://www.gsa.gov/portal/getMediaData?mediaId=199587


What S...

By: s.m.amend | December 08, 2014

Congratulations! You have been awarded a GSA Schedule and are now a government contractor.


So, what happens next? Compliance…


Compliance is often an undervalued assignment for small businesses, but when working through government contracts, this facet of your business operations and administration is a must. Besides fulfilling the product and/or service contract that your company just won, you’re also responsible for adhering to any and all regulations.


Common Questions:

· Which regulations are associated with my contract?

· What databases/portals/registrations do I need to stay current on?

· Do I need to make my price list public information?


If your business doesn’t require a fulltime government compliance officer, or ...

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