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Simplify and Streamline your Procurement Process

Posted by Unison Marketplace Team on Feb 18, 2021 8:30:00 AM

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Here at Unison Marketplace, we understand the ever-changing needs of our Buyers. We also understand that 1102s have a variety of procurement requirements that need to be met on a real time basis. “The Unison Marketplace is an online marketplace that assists buyers in purchasing goods and services needed to fulfill procurement strategies,” said David Neal, contracting officer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Omaha District in an article published in Defense Visual Information Distribution Service on July 22, 2020. The Marketplace is your one-stop shop to support your large range of requirements for both products and services.

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Driving Success for Black American Owned Small Businesses

Posted by Unison Marketplace Team on Feb 3, 2021 2:44:50 PM

The past year has been tough on small businesses working to stay afloat through the COVID-19 pandemic. This has been especially true for Black American owned small businesses. A recent survey of small businesses by Goldman Sachs reports that, more than any other demographic, the Black American business community has been slow to recover, with 30% of respondents stating a pre-COVID business recovery of 25% or less. As we enter Black History Month, it’s important to consider opportunities to strengthen this community.

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Unison Marketplace Supports Women-Owned Small Businesses

Posted by Unison Marketplace Team on Aug 26, 2020 3:27:00 PM
Women's Equality Day is August 26th—Unison celebrates every day by fully supporting small businesses and other socio-economic set-asides including Women-Owned Small Businesses. Recently the certification process for Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOSB) and Economically Disadvantaged WOSBs (EDWOSBs) has changed. These updated regulations make it easier for qualified small businesses to participate in the WOSB Federal Contracting Program while still maintaining the integrity of the certification process. With these changes we expect even more WOSB will join our vast network of certified Sellers at Unison Marketplace.
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Army Corps of Engineers engineers a great purchasing process

Posted by Unison Marketplace Team on Jul 27, 2020 5:05:12 PM

The following article was originally published by Defense Visual Information Distribution Service on July 22, 2020. It was written by Ferdinand Detres Jr.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Omaha District has continued to lead the way in using its various contracting programs to accomplish its mission in a continuously changing environment.

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Unison Marketplace: Your one-stop shop for any contract approach

Posted by Unison Marketplace Team on Jul 9, 2020 1:36:15 PM

Across the federal government, each agency has a specific policy for when GWACs (Government-Wide Acquisition Contracts) and mandatory strategic sourcing vehicles should be used. One of the challenges is whether a policy requires IT buys to be competed through NASA SEWP (Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement) or, for example, if DHS needs to compete through FirstSource II—none of the existing GWACs or strategic sourcing vehicles are available on the same platform. That is, until now.

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