Special Procurement Topics
The General Services Administration (GSA) provides assistance to small, minority and large businesses looking to sell their goods or services to the federal government. Businesses are pre-qualified; market information is posted on its online store, GSA Advantage, where thousands of government employees purchase goods and services annually. The actual pre-qualification process is challenging but advantageous to businesses that market effectively to government.
Additional information about the GSA can be found here:
- E-Library includes the latest GSA contract award information. The list of GSA Schedules in this library contains a list of all GSA and VA Schedules.
- Schedule Sales Query enables you to easily access the sales, business size and NAICS information reported by Federal Supply Schedule Contractors.
For more information on the GSA, contact the New England regional office:
New England Region, General Services Administration
10 Causeway Street, Boston, MA 02222
Other Resources & Topics
Wide Area Work Flow(WAWF) enables vendors and government users to submit invoices and receiving reports (DD250s) electronically. Information on WAWF training is here.
Labor Rates: The US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is the primary research agency for labor economics and statistics. The statistical data produced by this independent agency is referenced by government and private sector businesses to labor rates by category.
Wage Determination: The Davis-Bacon Act as amended, requires that each contract over $2,000 to which the US or the District of Columbia is a party for the construction, alteration, or repair of public buildings or public works must contain a clause setting forth the minimum wages to be paid to various classes of laborers and mechanics employed under the contract. Davis-Bacon Wage Determination Reference Material is available online.
Per Diem, Travel & Transportation Allowances are set by fiscal year by the Per Diem, Travel and Transportation Allowances Committee, which provide guidelines to ensure uniform travel and transportation regulations are issued to support United States Code, Title 37 (411 & 1001).
DoD Northeast Regional Council For Small Business Education and Advocacy covers New England and New York. Its members include state PTACs, federal agencies and prime contractors. The council is the organization responsible for planning the regional matchmaker conferences.
For more information about the Government Contracting Assistance Center, call 603-271-7581 or via email