TurboGSA offers both consulting services and training services to assist you with your GSA schedule extension.
TurboGSA consultants provide full service to complete your GSA renewal. You benefit by having us:
TurboGSA offers an affordable training solution that provides real-world advice on getting through this process to extend your contract.
Our affordable online training program provides unique instruction and renewal guidance with templates to help you through the process.
How to Renew Your GSA Contract Quickly and without Hassle
A GSA contract comes with an initial 5-year base period and three 5-year option periods for a total of 20 years.
As the contract approaches the end of each period, GSA offers you the opportunity to extend your GSA contract for another five years. GSA refers to this as an option to renew or an option to extend your contract.
GSA does not automatically extend your contract; you must take this renewal process seriously.
Most vendors believe that the process starts seven (7) months before the contract end date when GSA sends an email asking the contractor f it would like to extend your contract.
However, did you know that it begins 40 days before that date? That is when GSA begins its internal review to see if sufficient sales and contract compliance warrants are moving ahead.
Too many vendors are surprised to learn too late that there will be no renewal.
Many vendors will receive the renewal email, but that does not mean that the renewal is automatic. GSA asks for a formal letter addressing certain issues and submitting various documents:
Your situation may also require you to address the following matters:
While the volume of information is not as extensive as when you first applied for the contract, the requirements can be significant.
Many businesses tend to underestimate the seriousness of GSA contract issues, only to find out too late that the issues are far more significant. Contractors are advised not to take this renewal process lightly. Make sure you adequately prepare for your GSA contract renewal!
While GSA may contact you about seven months beforehand, TurboGSA recommends that you begin preparation one year before your contract expires.
Starting then will give you ample time to:
If you are a good contractor under the GSA schedule program, then you should not fear this renewal process. However, you should not take it for granted. GSA is tougher than ever with renewals.
Some of the more common reasons for GSA not renewing a GSA contract include:
These are just a few common problems preventing contracts from being renewed.