Getting on the GSA Schedule
Steps to Get a GSA Schedule Contract
Obtaining a GSA Schedule Contract can be referred to in multiple ways. The terminology can sometimes lead to the misconception that it involves a quick registration or application form. Getting on the GSA list, obtaining a GSA number, getting GSA approved, or securing GSA pricing all require going through the proposal process to receive a GSA Schedule Contract award.
Below is a high-level overview of the steps involved in obtaining a GSA Schedule Contract. For a more detailed review of the process, download our Beginner’s Guide to GSA Schedule Contracts.
Before You Start
- Determine Eligibility: 2 Years in Business (exception for IT), Healthy Financials, TAA Compliance
- Assess Market
- Evaluate Resources
- Obtain Required Registrations: Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) D-U-N-S Number, System for Award Management (SAM), and Digital Certificate
- Identify the Appropriate GSA Schedule
- Download the Corresponding Solicitation from the GSA Schedule eLibrary Page
- Order Dun & Bradstreet Open Ratings Past Performance Evaluation Report
- Gather Required Documentation Based Upon Solicitation
- Write Your Proposal
- Submit Your Proposal through GSA’s eOffer System
- GSA Review & Clarifications
- GSA Contract Negotiation
- Final Proposal Revision
- GSA Contract Award!
- Post-Award GSA Contract Management
Need Help Getting on the GSA Schedule?
Federal Schedules, Inc. has been helping companies get their GSA/VA Schedule Contracts since 1986. We can help you through each step of the process – from identifying the appropriate GSA Schedule and developing pricing strategies, to preparing your proposal and fielding negotiations with GSA. To find out more information on our services or to request a quote, see GSA Schedule Proposal Help or Contact Us.