GSA Schedules provide government agencies with fast, flexible, cost-effective procurement solutions, making it easier for agencies to buy from companies who hold a GSA contract.
A GSA Schedule Benefits Business
Businesses benefit from a GSA Schedule because it enables you to sell to any agency of the federal government as well as state and local governments under certain circumstances. Having a GSA Schedule provides you with marketing cachet, and agencies know that your firm is pre-qualified to sell your GSA listed products and services.
A GSA Schedule helps firms avoid the open procurements typically found on FedBizOpps.gov. GSA posts contract opportunities that are only available to you if you are on the GSA list of approved GSA contractors. And best of all, the average time to get a purchase or GSA Task order is 15 days, compared to 265 days for FedBizOpps solicitations.
While initially obtaining a GSA Schedule contract can take many months and is a complex process, once awarded a GSA contract, it provides many benefits:
- Up to 20 Years: A GSA Schedule is a five-year government contract with options for 3 additional five-year extensions.
- Faster Sales - GSA Shortens the Sales Cycle: Once you have a GSA contract, you can win work in 15 days on average.
- Lower Administrative Costs: GSA contracts are easier to administer than other government contracts.
- Simplified Proposals: Task order proposals required under a GSA contract are slim and concise, saving you time and money.
- Marketing Cachet: Enjoy the marketing cachet that becoming a GSA preferred, certified Federal contract conveys.
- Get your Piece of the Action: GSA Schedules make Federal sales easier. Last year about $39 Billion in contracts went to businesses who were on the GSA Schedule.
- Exclusive Bid Opportunities - GSA Schedule vendors have access to exclusive bid opportunities
A GSA Schedule Benefits Federal Agencies
Federal agencies love to use GSA Schedules because when using GSA Schedules, agencies have the opportunity to meet small business goals, while promoting compliance with various environmental and socioeconomic laws and regulations.
These contracts have no contract ceilings which makes it easier for agencies to issue larger contracts.