D is for….DPAS

Some Purchase Orders/RFQs issued by the Department of Defense are assigned priority ratings, under a system known as the Defense Priority Allocation System, or DPAS.  DX-rated orders have the highest … [Read more...]

Keep Your Business Safe – Develop a Cybersecurity Plan

Small businesses are more dependent on the Internet than ever before, but many don’t have a formal cybersecurity plan. The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) has a free online resource designed … [Read more...]

C is for… Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPG)

The Environmental Protection Agency’s CPG Program promotes the use of recovered materials. Purchasing agents are required to buy products with the highest practicable recovered-material content. The … [Read more...]

B is for….Basis of Award (BoA)

The term ‘Basis of Award’ (BoA) is used during a GSA contract proposal, and determines the class of commercial customer on which to base your GSA award. During proposal negotiations, GSA will look in … [Read more...]

GSA’s FREE Vendor Training Program

The Vendor Training Program consists of seven one-hour webinars, each intended to address a different critical topic of your Multiple Awards Schedule contract. Webinars are hosted live every other … [Read more...]

Alphabet Soup – Decoding Government Jargon/Terminology

A is for…Ability   Ability One (aka JWOD, the "Jarvit’s Wagner O’Day Act") requires federal agencies to purchase certain products and services from the National Institutes for the Blind (NIB) and … [Read more...]