Qualifications

To begin the qualification process to become a GSA vendor, your company:

  • must have no government liens (without a current payment plan)
  • must not have filed for bankruptcy within the last three years (applies to company principals)
  • must have been in business for a minimum of two years
  • must be able to verify a minimum of $100,000 income for each of the past two years
  • must have services and/or products available for commercial purchase.  These products must meet the requirements of the Trade Agreements Act.

These are basic requirements. Please contact us if you have any specific questions or to see if a waiver is available.

Additional information

There are other requirements that must be met before your company can become a GSA-approved vendor.  These include certifications and registrations you must complete before you can complete the solicitation process.

The first step to completing all the subsequent certifications and registrations is to obtain a DUNS number for your company.  This is a 9-digit code that is accepted worldwide as a specific identifier for your company.

Once you have obtained your DUNS number, you can then begin other registrations and certifications that are needed for a GSA or VA Schedule contract.  Accurate details in the following are extremely important.

  • System for Award Management (SAM) – This system maintains all the data related to your business including ACH information for direct pay by the agency. It houses formerly separate systems such as CCR and ORCA and requires annual renewal.
  • Past Performance Evaluation is conducted by a Dun & Bradstreet company called Open Ratings.  They survey your past customers in regards to your business’s work performance.  It is required of all GSA members that you register and provide anywhere from six to twenty of your customers’ email addresses.

 

An ACES digital certificate may also be required prior to submission of the solicitation response for review and award.

 

 

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