Two months ago, FEDSched debuted its redesigned website. The new site features animated infographics and reorganizes a multitude of resources for prospective and existing GSA contractors. As a continuation of our InfoSeries that highlights features and information on our website, the focus of our second topic is How to Get a GSA Schedule.
The GSA Schedule is a government contract that accounts for over $45 billion in annual sales. While the contract is negotiated by GSA, companies can use their GSA Schedule to sell to any federal government agency and, in some cases, state and local government as well. In times of economic downturn, the U.S. federal government can still serve as a source of contract opportunities, and in times of national emergencies like the current pandemic, the GSA Schedule allows government buyers to quickly make the purchases they need to meet emergency demands.
In this second part of our InfoSeries, we’ll review how you can navigate FEDSched’s website to find all there is to learn about How to Get a GSA Schedule, including:
- 2-Minute Video – The GSA process illustrated in an easy to understand format
- GSA Schedule Overview – What, why, and who is eligible
- Steps to Get a GSA Schedule – From initial eligibility to best practices
- GSA Beginner’s Guide – Benefits, eligibility, sales, steps & tips
- GSA Schedule Resources – Additional resources and GSA updates
In highlighting some of the updated features, we have a responsive and interactive new landing page. From the get-go, users can select their path whether they want or have a GSA Schedule. Unsure what exactly the GSA Schedule is? Clicking What is the GSA Schedule? prompts a quick 2-minute video that explains GSA in simplified language and accompanying animations.
Get A GSA Schedule Overview
Beginning with a brief overview of the subject at hand, all new landing pages load more content as users scroll down. Many new pages have a handy side pane menu too, enabling quick navigation to jump to even more specific subject matter. On this particular page, there’s a lot of information to absorb, so visitors are best suited scrolling down for more.
Scrolling unveils the numerous names the GSA Schedule can go by; GSA Number, GSA List, and more.
From here, as you continue to scroll down further, you’ll see more frequently asked questions answering anything from what is the GSA Schedule, to why its beneficial. A GSA Schedule Contract can be a valuable tool to expand government sales. Here you can learn what it takes to obtain the contract, who’s eligible, and how companies can benefit.
Steps to Get a GSA Schedule Contract
If you want to familiarize yourself with the process of getting a GSA Schedule this is the place. In general, it requires developing a proposal in response to the standing GSA Schedule solicitation. GSA will review your proposal and assess your company’s capabilities, financials, past performance, and pricing. FEDSched’s new site allows you to easily toggle between the high-level steps of getting a GSA Schedule. Flipping through these steps unveils more information on what each stage entails.
GSA Beginner’s Guide
Our Beginner’s Guide to GSA Schedules (GSA BGuide) has nearly everything you need to understand the GSA Schedule and proposal process in one convenient download. From the latest fiscal year sales, to what steps your company needs to take to evaluate eligibility and pursue a GSA Schedule Contract, the GSA BGuide has the information you need to move forward. You can access the GSA BGuide from multiple locations on the site, including within the main menu navigation.
The new site also allows you to weigh the benefits of using a GSA Schedule consultant. Whether you’re considering a GSA Schedule now or down the line, you can see the benefits of utilizing a consultant and weigh your options. In-house resources, government contract experience, and timing are just a few reasons a consultant can be helpful.
Ready to move forward? At this point, you can take action. Federal Schedules, Inc. has been helping companies obtain and manage their GSA Schedule Contracts since 1986. By filling out our online form, you can directly reach FEDSched to start discussing if a GSA Schedule is right for you.
GSA Schedule Updates
Our new Resources section allows you to choose by Key Resources, Insights, Reports, Events or Webinars. It also includes an infinite scrolling feature that loads more content as users scroll down each page. If you are looking to obtain a GSA Schedule Contract and are unfamiliar with the GSA Schedule, FEDSched’s Resources section can help you learn and continually stay up to date with the latest GSA Schedule Contract news, events and more.
At FEDSched, we understand it’s a significant decision to pursue a GSA Schedule. Our goal is to help companies make informed decisions and to simplify the process when companies decide to move forward.