Several times a year GSA will “refresh” or reissue the solicitation under which your GSA Schedule contract was awarded. When GSA refreshes the solicitation, many of your contract’s terms and conditions may require an additional action or change in the way your contract is managed. These new terms and conditions must be accepted in order to maintain contract compliance.
GSA is releasing a solicitation refresh #15 on January 18, 2023. These changes include description clarifications, Price Proposal Template updates, and NAICS size standards adjustments.
The Small Business Association (SBA) has reviewed economic trends and influences and released a final rule to allow for monetary size standards to be increased in line with inflation. This will benefit small businesses since it will allow them to continue to compete for government opportunities set aside for small businesses.
GSA is expanding their Commercial Platform to new offerors that have experience selling to commercial and government clients. A draft RFP is open through the end of September 2022.
SAM.gov updates entity registration roles and requires all Entity Administrators to hold positions in the registering entity, restricting third-parties to “Data Entry” roles.
New guidance states that federal contractors are not required to mandate vaccinations for employees working onsite on federal contracts.
Young companies with a drive to operate in the federal space can now pursue a GSA Schedule contract. GSA has opened the opportunity for small businesses with less than two years of experience to obtain their Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) contract. The GSA schedule is the most popular Government-wide contracting vehicle in the public space and Coley has over 20 years’ experience helping companies obtain and maintain their GSA Schedules.