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Linda Rodden

Linda Rodden is a former Director Public Contracts and Proposals for Dell, former Vice President of GSA Contracting for Federal Sources Inc., and a consultant for over 15 years, specializing in GSA Schedules.


The Trade Agreements Act and GSA Schedules

  • January 15th, 2012

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

  • November 28th, 2011

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

  • October 25th, 2011

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.

Understanding Blanket Purchase Agreements

  • July 25th, 2011

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.

Using GSA contracts to assist state and local governments in disaster recovery

  • June 23rd, 2011

With the recent disasters from tornadoes to floods and wild fires, it is a good time to review state and local governments’ ability to use GSA Schedule contracts for disaster recovery.

How to use social media to better sell to the Government

  • May 20th, 2011

The Government has been moving into the social media for some time now. Since Wikipedia launched in 2001 and Facebook in 2004, GSA has been in the forefront of adopting the emerging technologies in social media.

Researching the GSA Schedule Market

  • April 22nd, 2011

When considering the cost and benefit of pursuing a GSA Schedule contract, the question always comes up as to what is the size of the market? Is the potential sales benefit worth the cost of pursuing and the maintaining the GSA Schedule contract?

Changes in the GSA Schedule Program

  • March 21st, 2011

There have been 2 changes in the past month in the GSA Schedule program. February 16th GSA updated “Eligibility to Use GSA Sources of Supply and Services” and March 16th the new Ordering Procedures for Federal Supply Schedules (FSS) were issued in the Federal Acquisition Circular FAC 2005-50.

What is a Continuing Resolution?

  • February 22nd, 2011

A continuing resolution essentially maintains government spending at the levels of the previous fiscal year – or now at the FY2010 levels. Agencies can spend in pro-rated amounts at last year’s levels. No new major programs can be launched unless Congress authorizes them in the CR.

IDIQs and GSA Schedules – Understanding the Contract Vehicles

  • January 21st, 2011

With all of the talk about IDIQs and the vehicles available for Federal buyers, do you understand the terms now in use? There are IDIQs that are GWACs, MACs, EWACs and these are different from GSA Schedules. So what do these terms mean?