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Scope Smackdown: Agilent MSO-X 3054A vs. Tektronix MSO3054 Oscilloscopes

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GSA moves forward with new professional services vehicle

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Integrations will be a multiple-agency indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract. The Integrations contract is expected to include commercial and non-commercial services, that may include program management and consulting services.

The Trade Agreements Act and GSA Schedules

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The federal government maintains a list of countries with which it has trade agreements. If a country does not have a trade agreement with the United States, then you may not provide these products or services on your GSA Schedules contract.

New rules allow small business “set asides” under GSA schedules

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The new changes make clear that contracting officers can set aside task or delivery orders or Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs) for small businesses under the GSA Multiple Award Schedules or on blanket purchase agreements, and on any other multiple-award contracts.

Grantees and GSA schedule contracts

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The Federal Government has been handing out a lot of grant money in the last few years, especially for The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Still, the question arises as to whether the grantees can purchase what they need using GSA Schedule contracts.

Aligning technologies to government priorities

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For technology developers, the challenge in continuing their growth and success in selling to Government will be their ability to effectively map their offerings to these key business solution areas.

The price-reduction clause to die another day

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GSA could not endure giving up the clause that goes with its Multiple Award Schedules contracts, which, officials say, guarantees companies won’t overcharge the government.

Understanding Blanket Purchase Agreements

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There are 2 kinds of Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs) and it can be confusing as to when each one is used and what the rules are for each. Understanding which one is being used is critical since the rules governing them are different.

Spending money to save money

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Can you communicate specific cost savings when implementing your technologies? If not, you better figure out a way to do it.