What is the GSA Schedule?

“What is the GSA Schedule? – if you are a commercial business that can deliver products or services, it’s a question you should be asking.  Knowing the answer, and learning how to use it for your business, can mean a huge increase in revenues for your company.  We can help.

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In the United States, there is one organization that spends more money than any other on products and services.  That organization is the Federal Government.  The actual authority to spend that money originates in the General Services Administration (GSA).  As you probably know, the various agencies of the government have some very large budgets to work with, and they spend a lot of money every year.  The good news is – that money commonly gets spent on products and services provided by contractors and business owners just like you.

Here’s the catch – when a government agency needs to make a purchase, they don’t search Google for your company.  They have a special list of pre-approved contractors, and all purchases are made exclusively from that list.  That’s the answer to the question, “What is the GSA Schedule?” – it is the list of contractors that get all that business from those government agencies.

Who uses the GSA Schedule to make purchases?  Here is a partial list:

  • The Senate
  • The House of Representatives
  • The District of Columbia
  • Executive Federal agencies
  • Executive Federal Departments
  • Government-owned corporations
  • State and local government (certain circumstances apply)
  • Many more

Are you required to have a GSA Schedule Contract in order to do business with the government?  No.  However, a large percentage of government agencies have established their own policy that they will only purchase through contractors that are on the GSA Schedule.  Clearly, the commercial businesses that are getting the most revenue from federal agencies are the ones that have that contract.

What is the GSA Schedule advantage? Actually there are several:

  • Prices are pre-negotiated – so no time is wasted in a back and forth “bidding” process.  When the order is placed, you know exactly how much will be paid for your product or service.
  • Terms of delivery are pre-determined – these details are all established ahead of time, so all parties involved know when the order needs to be shipped and when to expect it to arrive.
  • Warranties are pre-determined – your contract will state the specifics of how your product or service is warrantied.

If you are wondering whether or not YOUR commercial business produces anything that could be purchased by the government, you don’t need to worry.  Government agencies buy just about anything you can imagine.  In fact, there are currently over 11 million products and services listed and available through the use of the GSA Schedules.

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There are certain requirements for a commercial company to get awarded a GSA Schedule Contract.  These include financial stability, being in business for at least 2 years, and some other requirements.  We know what the specific requirements are, and we can help you determine whether or not your company is eligible.

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