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Agency Spending through GSA Schedules

Are Your Buyers Using the GSA Schedule?


Government buyers spend over $30 billion annually through GSA Schedule Contracts, and another $10 billion annually through VA Schedule Contracts. The GSA Schedule Contract 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. However, not all agencies purchase through GSA Schedule Contracts to the same degree. If your company is considering a GSA Schedule Contract to facilitate government sales, it is important to identify your target agencies and research their preferred procurement methods.

FY 2018 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 2018. 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 2018, DOD accounted for nearly 65% of all federal 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 2018 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.