Schedule Input Program (SIP) Tips!

Posted by:

The government recently updated the SIP program to 7.9 and now instead of it working some of the time, you have to update it in order to get it to work correctly at all. Many times, these updates won’t happen on their own and it forces you to backup your SIP file and then uninstall it from your computer and re-install hoping you won’t lose any of the information that you previously built in your file. Also, many times when you upload your file, you will not get the response file back and will have to call the Vendor Support Center so they can email it to you. With all these problems with SIP, you may be wondering what some tips and hints are for making the process easier?

1. When you initially build your file in SIP make sure you have all the correct information. This is usually found on the Final Proposal Revision, Terms and Conditions, Commercial Sales Practices and Price Proposal.

2. Services do not need to upload any pricing information in the SIP program, it’s all located in the textfile.

3. If you are doing a product upload and you have more than 25 products to upload, there is a much easier way to do this. You need to enter the first product information into the SIP program and then export all of your files. Once this is done you can go to the C://SIPV7/Export Folder and find all the necessary files here. Make sure you cut and paste all relevant information from the pricing proposal to all 3 necessary spreadsheets (IPROD, IPRICE and IPHOTO). Once this is done you can drop all of the excel files in the import folder, upload them and then they will be there.

4. Errors are the biggest pain in importing. In order to avoid these make sure that you have the correct information, in the correct order in all 3 of the above mentioned spreadsheets.

5. Photos are the biggest attraction to contracting officers on GSA Advantage, make sure that every item on your contract has a good quality photo, the CO’s want to see what they are purchasing.

6. Product Description is next, it’s a rotating algorithm that puts products at the top of the list with no way to beat it unless you actually work for GSA Advantage, so just make sure that your product descriptions are accurate and list the most pertinent specs for each item.

Want to know more tips on SIP and how to un-confuse the SIP program. Email me at and I have a nice spreadsheet I can send you that details all the columns out in each spreadsheet.


About the Author:

  Related Posts


  1. fun  December 2, 2016

    These are genuinely enormous ideas in concerning blogging. You
    have touched some pleasant factors here. Any way keep up wrinting.

  2. lasertest  December 5, 2016

    Its like you read my mind! You seem to know a lot about this,
    like you wrote the book in it or something. I think
    that you can do with a few pics to drive the message home
    a little bit, but other than that, this is fantastic blog.
    A great read. I will definitely be back.

  3. Funny app  December 8, 2016

    Hi every one, here every person is sharing these kinds of know-how, so it’s good to read this webpage, and I used to visit
    this web site everyday.

  4. seo plugin  December 9, 2016

    Hello Web Admin, I noticed that your On-Page SEO is is missing a few factors, for one you do not use all three H tags in your post, also I notice that you are not using bold or italics properly in your SEO optimization. On-Page SEO means more now than ever since the new Google update: Panda. No longer are backlinks and simply pinging or sending out a RSS feed the key to getting Google PageRank or Alexa Rankings, You now NEED On-Page SEO. So what is good On-Page SEO?First your keyword must appear in the title.Then it must appear in the URL.You have to optimize your keyword and make sure that it has a nice keyword density of 3-5% in your article with relevant LSI (Latent Semantic Indexing). Then you should spread all H1,H2,H3 tags in your article.Your Keyword should appear in your first paragraph and in the last sentence of the page. You should have relevant usage of Bold and italics of your keyword.There should be one internal link to a page on your blog and you should have one image with an alt tag that has your keyword….wait there’s even more Now what if i told you there was a simple WordPress plugin that does all the On-Page SEO, and automatically for you? That’s right AUTOMATICALLY, just watch this 4minute video for more information at. Seo Plugin

  5. Dotari Saloane  December 11, 2016

    Heya i’m for the first time here. I found this board and I find It really useful
    & it helped me out much. I hope to give something back and aid others like you aided me.

  6. Punter Escorts  December 11, 2016

    Fantastic blog you have here but I was curious about if you knew of any message boards that cover the same topics talked about here?
    I’d really love to be a part of group where I can get responses from other knowledgeable people that share the same interest.
    If you have any recommendations, please let me know.

  7. cursos digitais  January 3, 2017

    Hi, i read your blog occasionally and i own a similar
    one and i was just wondering if you get a lot of spam comments?
    If so how do you stop it, any plugin or anything you can advise?
    I get so much lately it’s driving me crazy so any assistance is very much appreciated.

  8. game sabung ayam  January 5, 2017

    Whoa! This blog looks just like my old one! It’s on a completely different subject but it has pretty much the same layout and design. Great choice of colors!

  9. video sabung taji pisau  January 5, 2017

    Remarkable! Its genuinely remarkable piece of writing, I have got much clear idea concerning from this paragraph.

  10. cheap jerseys  January 5, 2017

    Good post. I’m dealing with some of these issues as well..

    cheap jerseys

  11.  January 5, 2017

    Amazing blog! Is your theme custom made or did you download it from somewhere?
    A theme like yours with a few simple adjustements would really make my blog stand out.
    Please let me know where you got your theme. With thanks

  12. Carol Baker  January 8, 2017

    Hey! Someone in my Facebook group shared this website with us so I came to give it a look. I’m definitely loving the information. I’m bookmarking and will be tweeting this to my followers! Superb blog and excellent design.

  13. root explorer  February 23, 2017

    Quality articles or reviews is the crucial to be
    a focus for the people to visit the web site, that’s what this web site is providing.

  14. judi taruhan online  May 29, 2017

    This info is worth everyone’s attention. When can I find out more?