Helpful Pricing Hints


Know the Escalation: So many contractors, subcontractors, and vendors are stuck in the mindset that 2-2.5% escalation is the acceptable range. False! Take a look at the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Employment Cost Index (ECI) – like this one Employment Cost Index – March 2024 ( – and you’ll get a better understanding of […]

Proposal Hell

Government Contract Proposal Hell - BOOST LLC

Government Contract Proposal Season As we wind down the major proposal season in GovCon, it is time to take a step back and reflect on our current process.  Did it work?  Do you feel like it was as well executed as it should be?  Did you have a plan for what you bid on and […]

Taking Advantage of the GSA’s TDR Program to Prevent Contract Cancellation


Case Study No. 1: Taking advantage of the General Services Administration (GSA)’s Transactional Data Reporting (TDR) Program to Prevent Contract Cancellation The Challenge We recently onboarded a company facing an urgent dilemma: their Contracting Officer was considering not exercising their Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) next contract option, putting their contract at risk of immediate cancellation. […]

GSA MAS Refresh #21

The General Services Administration (GSA) released the latest Refresh #21 to its Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) contract this May, accompanied by a mass modification (mass mod) to incorporate changes to the overall solicitation, as well as modifications specific to certain Large Categories and Special Item Numbers (SINs), which apply uniformly to all existing schedule holders […]

Get Expert GovCon Guidance from PilieroMazza

Sarah Nash and Nichole Atallah , partners in PilieroMazza’s Labor & Employment Group, helped BOOST learn more about how they help navigate the twists and turns of the GovCon road: In two bullet points or less, how are you solving problems for your clients? We leverage each of the firm’s practice groups—Labor & Employment, Government Contracts, Business & […]

FLSA Salary Limit Increase for Exemption Status

Effective July 1st, salary limits for exemption from overtime will increase as step one of a two-step transition. This means significant change for many employers. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) provides certain exemptions from minimum wage and overtime payment provisions, namely employees in executive, administrative, professional, and some outside sales and computer-related occupations. So, what changed? To qualify for […]

How to Obtain a GSA Schedule Contract

The world of the General Services Administration (GSA) Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) contracts is an exciting venture for businesses aiming to tap into the realm of government contracting. GSA Schedules offer a gateway to lucrative government contracts, with federal, state, and local government buyers investing over $45 billion annually through this contracting vehicle to access […]