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 to make that sort of investment. Today, fees for credible consultants typically range from $6,000 to $15,000 for most businesses to receive full service. Large businesses can pay 3 - 4 times as much.
And keep in mind that the best consultants charge more because they deliver more. Any consultant can get you a GSA contract if your firm qualifies - in fact, you don't even need a consultant; just do it yourself! But a quality consultant will save you lots of time, deliver a far more complaint, audit-proof contract, and address the most important issue - future business development. That's right. What you do today can effect how successful you are in winning actual delivery orders under the GSA contract.
TurboGSA offers different service levels. Our fees reflect:
No, higher fees do not necessarily 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. And sometimes you are paying for massive overhead but not getting equivalent service value. 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 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 is 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.