GSA Schedule FAQs and Federal Marketing FAQs

What is a Government Capabilities Statement? A Capabilities Statement tells prospective clients who you are, what you do, and how you are different from your competitors....Read More
Within 3 months of receiving a GSA contract, vendors will need to report their sales.  This is required within 30 days of the close of each calendar quarter, even when...Read More
Seeking subcontracts with prime contractors can be an effective government contracts strategy, but not always easy to do.  Prime contractors are required to subcontract...Read More
Can state and local government entities be given additional price reductions, otherwise known as "spot discounts" under the Schedule contracts? Yes. State and local...Read More
Are Schedule contractors required to accept orders from state and local government entities? Currently applicable to Schedule 70 and Schedule 84 Contractors. ...Read More
Yes, under certain circumstances. Open market items are also known as: incidental items, ancillary items, non-contract items, non-Schedule items, and ...Read More
eBuy is an online Request for Quotation (RFQ) tool designed to facilitate the request for submission of quotations for a wide range of commercial supplies and services...Read More
GSA Advantage For products or services not requiring a scope of work, the GSA Advantage! ® online shopping and ordering system includes supplies and services under...Read More
Are Disaster Recovery Purchasing orders subject to the Industrial Funding Fee (IFF)? Yes. Each Schedule contract price includes an industrial funding fee, which is...Read More
The General Services Administration Acquisition Manual (GSAM), Part 538.7001, Definitions, offers the following definition of state and local governments: The States...Read More
If an agency needs additional supplies or services not offered on GSA Schedule contracts, can agencies add such supplies or services to a GSA Schedule BPA? Under the...Read More
 In order to ensure that  Contractor Team Arrangements (CTAs) are not simply Prime Contractor/ Subcontractor Arrangements under Schedule contracts, GSA strongly...Read More
When acquiring commercial supplies/services covered by GSA Schedule contracts, is it really easier to purchase from GSA Schedule contracts, as opposed to procuring on the...Read More
GSA Order ADM 4800.2F, Eligibility to Use GSA Sources of Supply and Services, provides detailed information regarding those agencies, activities, and organizations that have...Read More
In establishing a GSA Schedule BPA, is there a requirement to solicit more than one source, or can the GSA Schedule BPA be negotiated with one specific GSA Schedule...Read More
What is the difference between "traditional" Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs) and BPAs established under the GSA Schedules Program in accordance with Federal Acquisition...Read More
What are the benefits of a GSA Schedule Contractor Team Arrangement (CTA)? Satisfies the customer with a single solution; Increases competitive edge; ...Read More
What is a GSA Schedule Contractor Team Agreement (CTA)? A GSA Schedule Contractor Team Agreement (CTA) is an arrangement between two or more GSA Schedule contractors...Read More
What are the differences between the Cooperative Purchasing Program and the Disaster Recovery Purchasing Program? The primary distinctions between the Cooperative...Read More
Yes and no. That almost sounds like bureaucrat speak! Let us clarify. The Cooperative Purchasing Program in the GSA Schedules program only allows for state and local...Read More
Cooperative purchasing is a term used by GSA to describe the ability for state and local agencies to buy off of certain GSA Schedules. Cooperative Purchasing allows GSA...Read More