Are Your Buyers Using the GSA Schedule?
Government buyers spend over $30 billion annually through GSA Schedule Contracts and over $10 billion annually through VA Schedule Contracts. The GSA Schedule is one of the most widely used government contract vehicles because it streamlines the government procurement process and can be used by any federal agency.
FY 2019 GSA Schedule Contract Awards by Agency
The chart below provides a high-level overview of agency spending through the GSA Schedule Contract in fiscal year 2019. The pie chart breaks down the total dollar value of GSA Schedule Contract awards by agency.
The Department of Defense (DOD) consistently outspends all other agencies on the GSA Schedule Contract, which is not surprising considering DOD’s budget. In fiscal year 2019, DOD accounted for 65% of all federal contract awards and approximately 30% of GSA Schedule Contract awards. During that same year, DOD spent two times that of the second highest spending agency, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the GSA Schedule Contract.
FY 2019 GSA Schedule Spending by Agency
Source: Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS). FPDS is based upon contract award data reported by federal agencies and is not required to include contract awards valued under $10,000.
Agencies with Highest Percentage of Contract Awards through GSA
In fiscal year 2019, the agencies listed below had the highest percentage of contract awards through the GSA Schedule. Each agency listed below awarded more than 10% of their federal contracts through the GSA Schedule.
- Department of Education
- Office of Personnel Management
- Department of Treasury
- Department of Justice
- Social Security Administration
- Department of Labor
- Department of Interior
- Environmental Protection Agency