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Updates to VA FSS Sales Reporting

January 24, 2024
In order to align VA sales reporting practices with GSA, there will be two changes to the reporting process: IMPORTANT: The shortened deadline outlined in clause 552.238-80 Industrial Funding Fee and Sales Reporting aligns with VA FSS and GSA’s Multiple Award Schedules systems modernization efforts and is reflected in the revised clause. Click here to […]

Transition to GSA’s new FAS Catalog Platform (FCP)

January 15, 2024
GSA has begun to transition Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) contracts to the new FAS Catalog Platform (FCP), GSA’s modern replacement for the Schedule Input Program (SIP). Your GSA MAS Contract may be eligible to participate if you offer Commercial off the Shelf Products published on GSA Advantage! The FAS Catalog Platform currently does not support: […]

The Effect of the Government Shutdown on GSA

October 15, 2013
The government shutdown has forced the General Services Administration (GSA) to furlough most of its workforce and provide limited levels of service to agency clients.  GSA has about 11,821 employees, and according to GSA’s shutdown plan, only about 4,094 will continue working during a lapse in appropriations. Impact on the Federal Acquisition Service The GSA […]

23rd Annual Government Procurement Conference

April 18, 2013
Join us at the 23rd Annual Government Procurement Conference to be held at the Washington, DC Convention Center. We hope you can join BH Sky Associates on Thursday April 25, 2013 at the 23rd Annual Government Procurement Conference to be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.  We will be exhibiting; […]

Is Your GSA Contract at Risk of Being Cancelled Because of Low Sales?

March 20, 2013
The General Service Administration (GSA) now sends out notifications to GSA Schedule Contract holders that have not met their minimum sales criteria warning them that their contract may be cancelled.  This blog makes some recommendations on how you can remedy the problem.  Background GSA actively recruits small businesses to apply for GSA contracts because the government […]

How to Register in SAM (System for Award Management)

February 13, 2013
What is SAM? In 2012, the General Services Administration launched the first phase of the System for Award Management (SAM) eventually consolidating the capabilities of eight federal procurement systems into one system.  The Central Contractor Registration (CCR), Online Representations and Certifications Application (ORCA), and the Excluded Parties List System (EPLS) were migrated into the new […]

BH Sky Announces the Release of a new Video on — How to Get a GSA Contract and How to Find Government Bid Opportunities

January 15, 2013
Princeton, NJ:  BH Sky Associates, a leading government contracts consultancy, is pleased to announce the release of a new video.  This is the first of more videos to come on contracting with the government.   View the videoThe video describes how BH Sky can help your firm to get a GSA schedule contract. It explains that pre-award […]

GSA Schedule Scams – Contractors BEWARE!

November 25, 2012
Business owners have a choice when selecting a consultant to assist them in navigating the complexity of GSA Schedule Contracts. Some consultants offer more value than others and unfortunately, a few are just out to make a quick buck at the expense of small and medium-sized business owners. This blog is designed to inform you […]

BH Sky Announces Safe Shredding GSA Contract Award for Shredding Services

October 9, 2012
 Safe Shredding, a leading provider of mobile paper shredding expands its footprint in the federal marketplace PRINCETON, NJ: BH Sky Associates, a leading government contracts consultancy, is pleased to announce that Safe Shredding, LLC, a provider of dependable, cost-effective mobile paper shredding for Northern, NJ and the surrounding areas, has been awarded a Schedule 36 […]

System for Award Management (SAM) Replaces CCR and ORCA

August 18, 2012
Important information if you are registered with the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) federal system. On July 29, 2012, the General Services Administration launched the first phase of the System for Award Management (SAM) eventually consolidating the capabilities of eight federal procurement systems and the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance into one system. The Central Contractor […]

Michelle Hermelee of BH Sky Associates Earns Schedules Contract Manager Certification

April 4, 2012
Princeton, NJ ‒ Michelle Hermelee, founder and president of BH Sky Associates, a leading government contracts consultancy based in Princeton, NJ, and Washington, DC, is happy to announce that she has been recognized as a Certified Schedules Contract Manager (CSCM) by Centre Consulting Inc.’s Federal Contracting Institute (FCI). Michelle, is a nationally renowned expert in […]