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Still Need to File Small Business Subcontracting Reports or Update SAM? You Have More Time!

As a result of the COVID-19 emergency, the deadline to file Individual Subcontracting Reports (ISR) has been extended to June 30, 2020. The extension includes Final ISRs for contracts completed between March 13 and May 31, 2020. Additionally, contractors with System for Award Management (SAM) registrations expiring before May 16, 2020 can take a 60-day […]
April 20, 2020

COVID-19 Emergency Opens GSA and VA Schedules to State and Local Use

On March 13, 2020, President Donald Trump declared a national emergency in response to the novel coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) in order to “successfully contain and combat the virus in the United States.” The declaration allows state, local, territorial, and tribal governments (and some educational institutions) to purchase supplies and services from GSA and VA Schedule […]
March 26, 2020

GSA’s MAS Phase II Mass Mod Released

The General Services Administration (GSA) began releasing mandatory modification #A812 to ALL current GSA schedule holders on January 31, 2020. This modification marks “Phase II” of the Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) consolidation process and transitions current GSA contracts from the 24 legacy solicitations (e.g., IT70, PSS) to the consolidated MAS solicitation. Acceptance of modification #A812 […]

GSA’s MAS Consolidation: Refresh and Mass Mod Coming in January

The new year will bring more changes for GSA’s consolidated Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) – the first refresh to the solicitation and the MAS “Phase II” mandatory modification that will convert existing contractors to the new MAS solicitation and Special Item Number (SIN) structure. Refresh #1 – mid-January 2020 Refresh #1 will incorporate administrative updates, […]
December 31, 2019

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 […]

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

Hope Lane & Vanessa (Payne) Wilson Hosted a GSA Roundtable at the MCCC’s GovConNet Pathway to Growth Procurement Conference

Hope Lane and Vanessa (Payne) Wilson of Aronson’s Government Contract Services Group hosted a GSA Roundtable at the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce’s GovConNet Pathway to Growth Procurement Conference on Friday, May 17th. The conference attracted and connected federal, state, and local government officials with government contractors and the professionals who support them. This created a […]
May 17, 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’s MAS Consolidation: A Big Step Forward

What’s Changing? On November 27, 2018, GSA announced it will consolidate all 24 of the Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) into a single schedule, which will include more than 10 million commercial products under one set of terms and conditions. GSA plans to begin awarding new contracts under this schedule by FY2020. MAS Program Management Office […]
December 26, 2018