You do not really apply for a GSA contract, although many people use that term to discuss obtaining a GSA contract. A firm prepares a proposal or offer and submits it to GSA for review. Once reviewed and found acceptable, GSA will negotiate pricing and, if found fair and reasonable, award a contract.
To get a GSA contract, a firm must go through several steps. Below is a summary of the steps a firm goes through to become an approved GSA contractor.
After submitting the proposal, be prepared to answer clarifying questions from a GSA Contracting Officer, supply additional information, and negotiate your final offer. When your contract is awarded, you can upload pricing to GSA Advantage and start marketing under your schedule.