These long-term government contracts are designed to provide commercial companies a contracting vehicle that eliminates much of the open market nuance as well as provides direct access to a company’s products or services through the GSA Advantage! website. GSA Schedule contracts guarantee your products, services, or facilities will be sold at a fair price to the government, and in turn, bring your company reliable business.
GSA contracts are government-wide, meaning they can be utilized across all federal agencies, including the DOD, FEMA, the Department of Energy, and many others. These high profile agencies can develop your business for the future. Additionally, there is no cap on the number of contracts awarded. A government contract could lead to purchasing high-quality products or securing a reliable business source for years to come.
Advantages of Securing a GSA Contract
Access to trillions of dollars in Annual Sales
Ability to Sell Your Products and Services to all Federal Agencies
Improved Sales Process that is both shorter and simplified
Many government agencies establish government-wide contracts, which simplify the procurement process for federal agencies by acquiring a vast array of products and services directly from commercial suppliers. Instead of each agency buying from separate businesses, the GSA Schedule was designed to streamline the process and give federal agencies a one-stop-shop to any goods or services they may need.
GSA Schedules provide access to millions of commercial supplies and services at volume discount pricing that can be ordered directly from GSA Schedule contractors or through the GSA Advantage online shopping and ordering system. If your application is accepted, your business will be put on the GSA Schedule to buy and sell.
The purpose of the GSA Contract is to leverage the federal government’s incredible buying power to negotiate simplified contracts with commercial entities. The intense vetting process to obtain a GSA Contract shows government agency buyers that your company is in good standing and can deliver on the product and services you are proposing to sell to the government.
Getting on the GSA Schedule
Whether you’re a well-known company or an up and coming small business, securing a GSA Schedule Contract is challenging. Obtaining the proper paperwork, following the correct process, and submitting a superior proposal is not easy and should be left to the professionals. Our experts at Government Services Exchange are equipped with decades of experience in connecting businesses to the trillions of dollars of government spending. Give us a call at (866)-850-1710 to get the preliminary process started.
Does Your Company Qualify for Government Contracts?
Getting on the GSA Schedule list eLibrary, receiving a GSA number, and securing GSA approval will require a formal proposal process to obtain a GSA Schedule Contract award. The process can take anywhere from 60 days to over a year to be completed. Most GSA Schedule contracts expect a company to be in business for at least two years and show healthy financials.
If your business does get on the GSA Schedule list, a GSA Contract starts with a five-year term plus three 5-year extension periods, meaning your company could potentially hold a GSA contract for as long as 20 years.
More Facts about GSA Schedules
State and local governments also use the GSA schedules for purchasing goods/services, not just federal agencies.
The U.S. Federal Government is the largest consumer and employer in the world
The GSA Schedules program accounts for 10% of all federal procurement spending
80% of GSA Schedule contractors are small businesses
The average sale per GSA contractor is more than $1.6 million
GSA Schedules are open enrollment, which means companies can apply at any time
The GSA Schedule is divided into 30 different schedules, with the largest being the IT schedule
Already On the GSA Schedule List?
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