Not many years ago, the cost of hiring a GSA consultant ranged from $20,000 to $40,000. Most small and medium sized businesses couldn't afford such fees. Today, fees for credible consultants typically range from several thousand dollars to $15,000 for most businesses to receive full service, with high quality consltants charging small businesses $6,000 - $12,000. Large businesses can pay 3 - 4 times as much.
TurboGSA offers different service levels; a full service consulting program with options to cover all your needs, or for budget conscious firms, a less expensive guided approach. Our fees reflect:
No, higher fees do not translate into higher levels of support in all cases. As with any professional service, there are high quality, reputable firms that offer their services at different prices, and some that are not so credible. You cannot judge by price alone. Yes, it is often true that you get what you pay for but do your due diligence and you should find a good GSA consultant.
While price is always an important factor, you should really focus on the value and credibility of the firm delivering the GSA consulting service. While you may not want to overpay for a large consulting firm with expensive big DC offices, you also don't want to hire a low cost provider with very little experience in dealing with GSA schedules.
You will want to avoid a paper mill that churns out proposals without regard to proper price and discounting disclosures and other critical factors. After all, this can be a major contract for your firm and you don't want to be subject to bad GSA audits because of a bad consultant.
We also strongly urge firms to carefully review the reputation of GSA Consultants.