Which Contract is Right for Your Company?
The General Services Administration (GSA) oversees the Federal Supply Schedule program. However, GSA handed over administration of medical related products and services to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Whether you pursue a GSA or VA Schedule Contract depends on the type of products or services you offer. Most non-medical related products and services fall under the GSA MAS Contract, while medical and dental related offerings typically fall under a VA Schedule Contract.
GSA and VA Schedules are both governed by Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 8.4. These two contracts share more similarities than differences. That said, there are variances in the contract structure, terms, proposal process, and post-award contract management.
Knowing these differences can help you select a contract if you offer a product that could potentially fall under a GSA or VA Schedule. It is also important to understand how these two contracts differ if your company holds or is pursuing both a GSA and VA Schedule Contract.
Below is a review of differences between the GSA and VA Schedule Contract. Please keep in mind, this is a high-level overview and not a comprehensive list.