The Most Widely Used Government Contract
The GSA Schedule is a $45 billion government contract. Businesses, non-profit organizations, and educational institutions can obtain a GSA Schedule Contract to sell products and services to government customers. GSA Schedule Contracts streamline the government sales process because they have pre-established pricing, terms, and conditions that government buyers can use to purchase from a company. While GSA Schedule Contracts are primarily used to sell to federal agencies, in certain circumstances they can also be used to sell to state and local government.
What is a GSA Schedule & How to Get the Contract
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What is a GSA Schedule – the Formal Definition
The technical definition of a GSA Schedule Contract is a governmentwide, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) contract. What does that mean in non-technical terms?
- Governmentwide – Can be used across agencies. GSA Schedule Contracts can be used by any federal agency from DOD and DHS, to FEMA and the Department of Energy.
- Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity – Open ended, No set amount. While the term of the contract is fixed, the deliverables are not. During the term of a GSA Schedule Contract, any federal customer can order an unlimited amount of products or services.
- Multiple Award Schedule – More than one company can receive the contract. A company can apply to obtain a GSA Schedule Contract at any time and there is no cap on the number of companies that can be awarded a contract.
Benefits of Getting a GSA Schedule Contract
- Over $45 Billion in Annual Sales
- Reduced Pool of Competition
- Shorter, Simplified Sales Process
- Competitive Advantage in the Federal Market
- Can Be Used to Sell to All Federal Agencies
- Can Be Used in Some Cases to Sell to State & Local Government
Is Your Company Eligible to Get a GSA Schedule?
In order to qualify to get a GSA Schedule, your company must have:
Should Your Company Get a GSA Schedule?
If you’re just getting started in the government market, getting a GSA Schedule may not be the best first step. However, a GSA Schedule Contract can be a valuable tool to expand government sales if your company has:
- Customers Requesting You Get a GSA Schedule
- Experience Selling to Government Agencies
- Competitors Currently on GSA Schedule
- Market Research Supporting GSA Schedule Sales
How to Get a GSA Schedule
Getting a GSA Schedule involves submitting a proposal to GSA and undergoing a review of your company’s capabilities, financials, past performance, and pricing.
Get GSA Schedule Help
Federal Schedules, Inc. has been helping companies obtain and manage their GSA Schedule Contracts since 1986. We can help you:
- Determine if Your Company Qualifies to Get a GSA Schedule
- Evaluate if Your Company Would Benefit From Getting a GSA Schedule
- Develop Your Proposal & Negotiate Your GSA Schedule Contract Award
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