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Jennifer Aubel

From the GSA Trenches: GSA Digest: Turning Obstacles into Awards

Aronson’s seasoned team of GSA experts works with contractors to navigate the complexities of GSA Schedule contracting. We’re here to help contractors make better strategic decisions to maximize government sales in alignment with their short- and long-term goals. Our GSA digest is filled with helpful tips based upon our GSA interactions, negotiations, and successes. Our […]

GSA’s MAS Consolidation: What’s In and What’s Out

On October 1, GSA released its highly anticipated Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) solicitation. MAS consolidates and streamlines the legacy 24 Schedules into a single vehicle for commercial products, services, and solutions. For the remainder of the year, GSA will focus on awarding offers submitted under the old structure. GSA plans to begin awarding new contracts […]
October 24, 2019

The End of DUNS Numbers

It’s the end of an era. Starting in December 2020, a new, non-proprietary unique entity identifier (UEI) will replace proprietary Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) numbers for companies doing business with the federal government. DUNS numbers are being phased out over the span of 18 months in order to allow for necessary changes to government […]
October 21, 2019

TDR and the Changing Face of GSA OIG Pre-Award Audits

Every year, the General Services Administration (GSA) Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducts around 40-50 GSA schedule pre-award audits. The OIG selects companies to audit from a small group of high-volume contracts with an upcoming option. If you review the historical list of pre-award audits from the OIG’s Semiannual Reports to the Congress, many of […]
July 10, 2019

Stay in the Game: Get Your Replacement GSA Schedule Contract Today!

As a contracting professional, you know rules are important—after all, they tell you how to play the game and avoid costly penalties. How can you keep winning if all the referees are playing by different rulebooks than the one you have been using? Don’t take unnecessary risks when your future sales are on the line. […]

GSA Continuous Contract eBook

In the years since the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act (FASA), GSA Schedules have grown into big business. All GSA Schedules contain an Evergreen clause, which grants the government the right to exercise up to three 5-year option periods. The Evergreen concept is a misnomer; however, as many of the first companies to adopt the Schedules […]
November 14, 2018

On-Ramp Underway for GSA OASIS SB Pool 1–Teams Now Welcome!

When the General Services Administration (GSA) released the RFP for Pool 1 on OASIS SB last month, it contained a welcome surprise. In a major change, GSA is now allowing teams to bid for spots on the multi-billion dollar, government-wide professional services contract vehicle. Pool 1 is the most popular pool on OASIS – its […]
October 11, 2018

GSA Schedule Continuous Contracts: Why You Need A New 20-Year Schedule Now

Is your GSA Schedule reaching the end of its 20-year cycle? Companies cannot bid on GSA Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs) with periods of performance extending beyond the expiration of their schedule. Don’t make this mistake. Watch our 60-second video to start your continuous contract process today. Prefer real-time conversations? We do too. Call Hope Lane, lead […]
August 1, 2018

GSA Schedules 101

Doing business with the Federal Government is an attractive proposition. As the world’s largest buyer and marketplace, government contracts can present your business with tremendous opportunities for growth. The process is not easy though. The Federal Government has painstakingly designed a maze of rules, regulations, and requirements. These rules make the Federal procurement process fair […]
May 23, 2018

GSA Announces On-Ramping for Two OASIS Unrestricted Pools

The General Services Administration (GSA) recently announced that it would be opening two pools on its OASIS Unrestricted vehicle for on-ramping. Bloomberg Government reports that GSA will issue Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for both Pool 2, which covers Financial Services and Social Sciences, and Pool 6, which covers Research and Development in Aircraft, at the […]
May 22, 2018

GSA Finalizes Rule to Allow Inclusion of Order-Level Materials on Schedule Purchases

On January 24, 2018, the General Services Administration (GSA) released the long-anticipated final rule that authorizes agencies to include order-level materials (OLMs) in purchases from some Schedules. GSA has not yet released the list of affected Schedules. OLMs are “supplies and/or services acquired in direct support of an individual task or delivery order placed against […]
February 26, 2018

The Next 20 Years Webinar – You Had Questions, We Have Answers

Thank you to everyone who participated in our recent webinar, The Next 20 Years: Strategic Considerations for GSA Schedule Holders. Due to the large number of attendees, we were not able to answer questions live during the event. As promised, we compiled the questions submitted into the online classroom and are publishing the responses below. […]
December 27, 2017