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Turning Frustration into Opportunity

With FSSI in full swing and many contractors trying to fit the pieces together, one area that is often forgotten but most important is getting paid. While FSSI is requiring that contractors provide Level III line item detail, the benefit that this can provide to the contractor is often overlooked. By providing Level III data, the contractor can save a significant amount of money and reduce the amount they pay to the card companies. This by itself has tremendous value… Read More »

Guest Post – Stephanie Levine of Princeton Payment Solutions

Government Charge Card is pleased to publish the following guest post by Stephanie Levine, Director of Marketing at Princeton Payment Solutions (PPS). PPS is a division of Financial Transaction Services (FTS) who provides comprehensive responses to critical payment components for clients.

In the article below Stephanie discusses the importance of Oracle EBS, GSA SmartPay2 ™ and Level-3 data and especially PCI Compliance for companies doing business with the U.S. government.

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Kicking it Up by Shrinking it Down: Level 3 and Reducing the… Read More »

With Schedule Being Frozen, Don’t Be Left Out In The Cold

In recent news, the GSA has decided to freeze Schedule 75 ending any chance that you may have to get on this schedule.  This news makes it even more important for potential vendors on any schedule.  With the news that the GSA saved over 10 million dollars,  you can be sure that other schedules will be added to the FSSI.  Will you be left out in the cold?

The FSSI only allows a limited number of vendors on a particular… Read More »

Guest Post – Eileen Kent of Custom Keynotes, LLC

Government Charge Card is pleased to publish the following guest post by Eileen Kent. Eileen is the founder and President of Custom Keynotes, LLC, an organization focused on delivering “under the radar” sales opportunities for clients looking to do work with the government.

In the article below Eileen shares five action steps designed to help businesses increase federal sales performance.

 

 

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As we’ve seen so far in 2012, top federal contracting companies have taken a conservative approach on selling to the… Read More »

Guest Post – Jennifer Schaus of Jennifer Schaus and Associates

Today Government Charge Card is pleased to publish a piece by Jennifer Schaus. Jennifer is the principal of Jennifer Schaus & Associates, a boutique government consulting firm in Washington, DC with offices in Rome, Italy.  The organization helps small, mid-size, Fortune 500, domestic and international firms with government contracting; GSA Schedules to 8a Certification as well as sales, marketing and lobbying.

On Thursday, July 19 the company is hosting a federal contracting networking event at the Kennedy Center – information… Read More »

GSA SmartPay, Micropurchasing and Level-3 – What’s the Big Deal?

Understanding the government’s acquisition process of goods and services can be confusing for many vendors.  One area in particular is the multitude of programs vendors have access to, and understanding which ones hold the most benefit for the contractor.

Guy Timberlake, the co-founder of The American Small Business Coalition, wrote a great article that provided his personal experience and market intelligence on a couple of valuable programs: the GSA SmartPay program, and micropurchasing.

In the article, he discusses the benefits he… Read More »