NH-PTAP 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 free of charge. Information on WAWF training is provided on a separate website.
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 that 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 PTAPs, federal agencies and prime contractors. The council is the organization responsible for planning the regional matchmaker conferences.
For more information about NH-PTAP, call 603-271-7581 or via email
NH-PTAP, which serves as a Procurement Technical Assistance
Center is funded in part by a cooperative agreement from the Department
of Defense through a program that is administered by the Defense
Logistics Agency. The content of any written materials or verbal
communications of the PTAC does not necessarily reflect the official
views of, or imply endorsement, by DOD or DLA. NH-PTAP is also funded by
the New Hampshire Department of Resources and Economic Development and
operates as a program within the Division of Economic Development.