The General Services Administration (GSA) is a federal authority for procuring and managing federal resources.For this the GSA has developed the Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) program. The GSA schedule under the MAS programoffers GSA contracts which help to influence the buying power of the federal government so as to negotiate efficient contracts with commercial vendors.These contracts are indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contracts; and have been developed to assist federal employees in acquiring products and services on pre-determined delivery terms, price and terms and conditions.
The process of obtaining a GSA schedule contract
The federal supply schedules or GSA schedule contracts are long terms contracts under the GSA’s MAS program. It is a long and tedious process to obtain a GSA schedule contract. The companies interested in obtaining the GSA schedule contracts need to submit a proposal responding to a certain solicitation. The interested businesses then have to decidethe eligibility of the company. This is followed by completing the required registrations and past performance evaluation. You need to then identify the relevant GSA schedule, download the corresponding solicitation, prepare and review your proposal, negotiate your GSA contract, undertake final proposal revision and then receive your GSA contract award. This whole process takes as long as a year to come through.
More about GSA IT Schedule 70 in particular
IT schedule 70 is the single most commonly used procurement medium in the federal government. This schedule offers a wide range of products and services and allows alliance with service provider teams. The GSA IT Schedule 70 offers the government-federal, state and local-state-of-the-art solutions to meet their IT requirements.Some of the items included in this schedule are cloud IT services, computer and networking hardware, data center and storage, cyber security, satellite services, IT mandates and initiatives, software and applications, commercial software solutions, telecommunications, wireless and mobility, electronic commerce and subscription services and so on.
Professional companies can help in obtaining GSA schedule contracts
Acquiring a GSA schedule contract is not an easy task. There is considerable specialization and knowledge required to work out a successful strategy to go about the business of obtaining a GSA schedule contract. For this, many vendor companies take help from contract consulting companies which offer assistance in this field. These companies offer consultancy on GSA schedule, GSA Schedule Contract Compliance and Audit Services, Contract Administration, Contract Management, GSA Schedule Preparation, Government Contract Acquisition and GSA Advantage, and Strategic Marketing in order to assist companies and Federal Agencies with their business and contracting requirements. The federal government rules and regulations are often felt to be complex and the contract consulting companies offer compliance review services which can be of enormous help here.
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