Why You Should Seriously Consider Getting Into The GSA MAS Contract Ever heard of the General Services Administration (GSA) Multiple Award Schedule (MAS)? If you haven’t, you’re in for a treat. Imagine a golden ticket to a world of business opportunities for your company, where government buyers are shelling out over $45 billion annually through […]
New GSA MAS 8(A) Pool Strives to Increase Federal Procurement Opportunities for Small-Disadvantaged Businesses The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the General Services Administration (GSA) have entered into a revised 8(a) Program Partnership Agreement (PA). The primary goal of this agreement is to establish an 8(a) Pool (Pool) under Multiple Award Schedule (MAS), aimed […]
GSA MAS Refresh #17 A Highly Anticipated and Exciting Refresh! The eagerly awaited Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Refresh #17, accompanied by a Mass Modification, was launched by the General Services Administration (GSA) in July. This refresh encompassed modifications to the overall solicitation, as well as changes specific to certain Large Categories and Special Item Numbers […]
Mastering Annual Budgets, Forecasting, and the Power Moves of Government Contracting Alright, it’s time to dive headfirst into the electrifying realm of budgeting for GovCons (government contractors). Strap in, because we’re not just scratching the surface – we’re plunging deep into annual budgets, forecasting, and the power moves of success in the finance universe. We’re […]
Mastering Budgeting: Tips and Tricks for a Successful Season The planning involved to execute a successful budgeting season is comparable to preparing for travel during peak periods at a congested airport. In either situation, it is crucial to avoid racing against the clock so that time can be allotted for potential delays (including that one […]
Editor’s Note: This Article Has Been Updated On 8/8/2023 Introduction to Competency Modeling The Strategic Plan Anchor Gaining a Competitive Edge Identifying Competencies Communicating Competencies Conclusion References Key Takeaways About the Author, Megan Bergen Competency modeling provides a framework to identify and define the specific skills, knowledge, abilities, and behavioral requirements that an employee needs […]
Table of Contents Introduction Enhancing Hiring Skills Ensuring Compliance and Legal Considerations Promoting Consistency and Standardization Improving the Candidate Experience Enhancing Cost and Time Efficiency Mitigating Bias Understanding GovCon Industry Requirements Embracing Continuous Improvement Conclusion Partner with BOOST Key Takeaways About The Author, Janet Clark The government contracting (GovCon) industry relies on highly skilled professionals […]
Is your Open Enrollment coming soon? It’s almost never too early to be thinking about your benefit options! Employee benefits play a pivotal role in attracting and retaining top talent in the competitive world of Government Contracting (GovCon). Determining the right benefits to offer requires careful consideration of various factors specific to the industry, such as compliance with government regulations, budget constraints, and the needs and expectations of employees. Let’s explore the key steps GovCons should take to determine employee benefits and provide practical tips for shopping for these benefits effectively.
You signed the NDA and the Teaming Agreement. Then your team won the federal contract! The period of performance is prompt, and you don’t have your subcontract settled just yet, so the Prime offers you either an Authorization to Proceed (ATP) or a Letter Subcontract so you can get to work.
Fantastic! Or is it?
To address national security concerns, the US government has implemented a ban on the use of TikTok, a popular social media app, in government contracting. Effective June 2, 2023, this ban prohibits contractors and their personnel from using or having the TikTok app or any software developed by ByteDance on their information technology equipment while performing federal contracts. In this blog, we will explore the implications of this ban and discuss how organizations can ensure compliance with the new regulations.