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What is MORRIS?
MORRIS stands for Monthly Online Records and Reports of Information Technology Services. MORRIS allows federal agencies on FTS20001 or crossover contracts to view their inventory, billing and other reports online. It is designed for federal agency use only.
It makes it easier for federal agencies to access monthly charges and data usage, view billing statements, and download PDFs, spreadsheets and data dictionaries.
What is Networx?
According to the GSA, Networx offers comprehensive, best value telecommunications that provide for new technologies, industry partners, and ways to achieve a more efficient and effective government. Networx allows agencies to focus their resources on building seamless, secure operating environments while ensuring access to the best technology industry has to offer.
Networx provides all services that were provided under the former FTS2001 contract, allowing agencies to transition to a new contract without interrupting their telecommunications service. In addition, Networx offers more services and can expand and add more services throughout the life of the contract.
Networx also offers managed security services through the Managed Trusted Internet Protocol Services (MTIPS) program, which complies with the Trusted Internet Connections (TIC) initiative.
What is E-MORRIS?
E-MORRIS stands for Enhanced Monthly Online Records and Reports of Information Technology Services (E-MORRIS).
E-MORRIS allows federal agencies on Networx to view their inventory, billing and other reports online. E-MORRIS provides summaries of detailed reports in central and direct billing, an inventory of management data, customized query options for billing.inventory, and ways to view, download and print information on their database.
How to Register in E-MORRIS
1. First click here, it will take you to the E-MORRIS log in.
2. Then go to the bottom of the page and click where it says Register Now.
3. Type your information in the E-MORRIS Registration Request Information. Then click Submit Request.
4. You will be sent a confirmation email, and now you are officially registered.
What is ITSS?
Along with being registered in FBO.gov to find bids, accept bids and receive email bid notifications on available contracts in your federal marketplace, IT Solutions Shop or better known as ITSS is a great procurement database. The main purpose of the service is to serve two needs. The first is to the serve the procurement officer/agency and the second is to serve the industry partner/government contractor.
The ITSS allows procurement officers/government agencies, GSA staff and more importantly government contractors work on a common online platform developing purchasing orders. If you want your business to be more incline to win GSA oriented contracts, then this is a database that you want to be a part of. It is speculated that this registration will be required for some OASIS and OASIS SB contracts on FBO.gov. Registering with ITSS can only help your business in government contracting and takes about 10 minutes to complete.
How to register your business in ITSS:
1. First register your business in System for Award Management (SAM) in order answer all of the follow ITSS/GWAC MM registration.
3. That link will take you to a page called the AAS Business Systems Portal, on the top left Navigation bar hover over where it says Registration, and click ITSS/GWAC MM.
4. Once on page click on the red box marked Vendor Company.
5. That will take you to a registration page. You will have most of this information from your System for Award Management registration.
6. Continue to fill out the required information. If you need any advice on some answers to the questions on the registration call 877-252-2700 Ext 2 to be given contractor assistance.
7. Fill out the last part of this registration.
8. Click Submit and you should receive an email confirmation. You will now receive priority GSA contracts.
Extra Details of how ITSS works:
The procurement officer can:
* Submit, process and award purchasing orders
* Submit order modifications proposals
* Get immediate notification when orders are awarded.
The government contractor can:
* Receive email notices when invited to submit a bid on a RFQ (Request for Quotes)
* Check order statuses
Submit monthly status reports or technical reports
* Submit invoice acceptance forms to customer agencies/procurement officers
President Abraham Lincoln once said, “The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.” So does our government’s program to better equip our federal workers whether it is in manufacturing, construction or technology. This past week, the Pentagon announced that the Department of Defense would now issue government approved iPhones and iPads to military and staff. The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has allowed the iOS 6 operating system due to it efficiency and reliability. According to the DISA, they have created a division called the Defense’s Mobility Device Management System. This system will be used to manage applications and cyber-security. The DISA intends to support about 100,000 mobile devices from multiple vendors.
US Federal Contractor Registration’s website development operation Gov Kinex has developed a new government-formatted website package that works hand and hand with this new policy. This website package will help vendors reach federal buyer’s smart phones and tablets for procurement opportunities. Gov Kinex’s innovative government-formatted website package is created to bypass government firewalls and spyware due to its specialized design features. Best of all, every Gov Kinex website is mobile ready for iPhone and iPad compatibility. This will make it so every government contractor can reach procurement officers on any available operating platform whether it is iOS or Android. This allows any business to market themselves directly to federal buyers.
The DISA exclaimed that Apple devices were a vital step towards creating a multi-vendors environment, which would allow the government to choose from a number of available mobile devices. Mark Orndorff, DISA Information Assurance Executive stated, “All of these pieces must be in place to allow secure use of commercial mobile devices on department networks.”Eric Knellinger, President of US Federal Contractor Registration and Creator of the Gov Kinex Division quoted, “Every business including ours must stay on top of the times, especially when it comes to technology. The new changes the government is implementing are extremely exciting to us. This will lead to an abundance of government contracts for contractors who stay up-to-date with advances in technology. We have invested millions of dollars in this new technology that allows contractors to connect with federal buyers. It is imperative that not just small businesses but all businesses that want to stay ahead of the curve have a government-formatted website.”
For some time now contractors have had to constantly search throughout the internet to track down information on government contracting. This would require most businesses to jump from source to source to find exactly what they are looking for. Well now having several windows open and trying to read through all the information across the web is a thing of the past. GovernmentContractingTips.com revamped their First Steps to Government Contracting Guide now providing everything a small business getting started in government contracting would need to know to hit the ground running in 2013. The site is broken down into lessons to guide contractors on how to become registered to marketing their business. From descriptive points to instructional videos, this is a federal contractors go-to site.
To help level the playing field and give all vendors a fair shot at government contracts GovernmentContractingTips.com created this guide for small businesses. Max K. Timko, host of ‘The SAM Assistance Program,’ quoted “The guide will introduce new vendors to the information and provide strategies that will carry them from just thinking about government contracts to actually placing their first bid. Simply located on the top menu bar of Government Contracting Tips.com, this is an extremely knowledgable source for businesses interested in learning more about government contracting. It is a definite must read for small businesses!”
In an effort to help new and struggling vendors find success in government contracting, the “First Steps to Government Contracting” guide contains links to articles covering subjects such as researching the federal marketplace, contractor registration, marketing to government agencies and placing bids on contracts. The videos of ‘The SAM Assistance Program’ are provided to break down specific sections that can easily be viewed and referenced. No business should start the registration process in System for Award Management (SAM) before consulting the ‘First Steps’ webpage. There are sections that are broken down into lessons to easily guide visitors through the forum. The guide mentions several ways to connect with federal procurement officers, stay updated on available contracts, and learn about current set-asides a business can qualify for.
US Federal Contractor Registration released a brand new edition to their series of The SAM Assistance Program titled ‘What are Federal Set-Asides in Government Contracting?’ Host Max K. Timko describes some of the key federal set-asides that provide billions of contracting dollars to businesses that qualify. Some of federal set-asides that are mentioned in the video are: Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB), Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business, 8(a) and HUBZone Registration. All of the videos in The SAM Assistance Program series can be found at GovernmentContractingTips.com on the First Steps to Government Contracting webpage, Youtube or US Federal Contractor Registration’s social media pages (Facebook/Google+/Twitter).
The SAM Assistance Program is produced by the largest third party registration firm in the world, US Federal Contractor Registration. Their company helps thousands of businesses register for government contracts, and help market their business to the federal government. Eric Knellinger, Executive Producer of The SAM Assistance Program and President of US Federal Contractor Registration stated, ”The SAM Assistance Program is designed to encourage small businesses to get started winning those valuable government contracts. This current video that covers the available federal set-asides truly informs businesses on all the contracting dollars that are available. Government contracting is not an easy thing to learn, especially if you have no guidance. We here at US Federal Contractor Registration and The SAM Assistance Program provide this guidance to any business interested in participating in government contracting. These videos of The SAM Assistance Program provide businesses with the correct tools and information to be a contributing contractor in the government contracting arena. Just another effort we here at US Federal Contractor Registration provide to make sure small businesses are not only surviving, but thriving in government contracting.”
Government contracting has always been a David and Goliath story of the government versus small business. The prime vendors leading their fields continue to receive the majority of the contracts as a whole. Attracting the attention of the world’s largest customer takes specialized skills and strategies to become one of their contractors. Using the proper resources and knowing how to market to prime vendors as well as the federal government will set a part a business from their competition.
Businesses that have trouble winning government contracts will find US Federal Contractor Registration’s online video campaign ‘The SAM Assistance Program’ helpful. They have released a new video entitled ‘How to Market Your Business in Government Contracting.’ The video addresses questions to which thousands of government contractors ponder everyday. Marketing to general consumers is a completely different marketing campaign. That is why when marketing to the federal government a business has to have the proper footing and is prepared to switch gears. Just imagine, you are now trying to get one consumer to buy your goods or services, and that consumer is very particular about whom they purchase these services from. A business must display their goods and services online in a way to easily to be found. This video mentions key points to marketing to the federal government and how to connect with federal buyers.
Specialized strategies and techniques are required to the attract the attention of the world’s largest consumer. Eric Knellinger, President of US Federal Contractor Registration and Executive Producer of The SAM Assistance Program quoted on the brand new video stating, “I truly feel that this video really hits home. The point we are trying to get across to small business contractors is that the need to market their business to the federal government. It is worth taking the time to view these short videos that we offer. In fact, over 90% of all small businesses have no idea where to start in the government contracting arena. Our production of The SAM Assistance Program and other videos that we release are created to solve this on-going problem. We hope using these free online broadcasts that more small businesses will become involved and play more of a key role in government contracting.”
Mr. Knellinger continued to state, “Every single business in the United States of American must be registered in a database called System for Award Management (SAM) in order to receive bids on government contracts. Most business owners are not skilled on the art of government contracting. They have a hard time processing the registration and understanding what is going on. Just like a consumer would go to an accountant to perform their taxes, many business owners now employ third party registration firms to properly register their business in SAM. Bottom line is a business must be registered to receive government contracts. US Federal Contractor Registration is the world’s largest third party registration firm that provides case managers with every business that need to be properly registered in SAM. US Federal Contractor Registration will also help market a business to the federal government as well as to top vendors. This gives small businesses the ammunition to beat Goliath at their own game. Successful businesses will not only market their business to the federal government but also market themselves to prime vendors. This is the difference between surviving and thriving.”
US Federal Contractor Registration recently rolled out another edition of their production of The SAM Assistance Program. This particular video is titled ‘How to Win a Government Contract’. Host Max K. Timko lays out 5 easy steps on how to win government contracts. The ‘How to Win Government Contracts‘ video is an extremely useful checklist for any business that would like to start a more proactive approach to government contracting. All of the videos can be found at Government Contracting Tips.com on the First Steps to Government Contracting webpage, Youtube or US Federal Contractor Registration’s social media pages (Facebook/Google+/Twitter).
The SAM Assistance Program is produced by the heavy weight third party registration firm US Federal Contractor Registration. US Federal Contractor Registration is the leader and world’s largest third party registration firm. They help thousands of businesses register for government contracts and help market their business to the federal government. Eric Knellinger, Executive Producer of The SAM Assistance Program and President of US Federal Contractor Registration stated, ”The SAM Assistance Program is designed to encourage small businesses to get started winning those valuable government contracts. These short videos present valuable tips to businesses that want to play a larger role in government contracting. When the program was first brought to my attention, I wanted to make sure that it was presented in a way that would appeal to every small business owner. We keep the news-style format compelling and simple so viewers can easily follow and take notes.”
Timko, host of The SAM Assistance Program quoted, “The whole point of these videos are to inspire and light a fire. Once a small business owner starts watching these videos, they will have a better understanding of government contracts. Our program breaks it down nice and easy for everyone to understand. We saw that most government contracting videos were very complicated and hard to follow. This is why we employed the format in which we did. So everyone would not only understand government contracts but have fun while doing it.”
Mr. Knellinger went on to state, “Government contracting is not an easy thing to learn, especially if you have no guidance. We here at US Federal Contractor Registration and The SAM Assistance Program provide this guidance to any business interested in participating in government contracting. Our service not only registers the business properly but walks the business through the government gauntlet of roadblocks and assists them in finding the contracts in which they deserve. Now with these videos of The SAM Assistance Program, businesses will have multiple sources for help. Just another effort we here at US Federal Contractor Registration provide to make sure small businesses are not only surviving, but thriving in government contracting.”