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Why do small businesses should consider getting a GSA Schedule?

A GSA schedule contract is a government-wide contract that gives firms the ability to do business efficiently with federal agencies. The challenge of obtaining a GSA Schedule can be intensive for small businesses. Making technical errors can delay the process of application for a long time and also creates challenges.

That is why it is important to hire an experienced firm to get consulting services regarding your GSA Schedule application. It will save you a lot of time and money in the process. Such firms also help their clients to negotiate and build profitable relationships with the federal government.

Our team of experts assists companies in the GSA application process. With our assistance companies can make correct modifications to their contracts. Advance GSA also provides marketing support services to their clients. This is how federal contractors were awarded over $1 billion in federal contracts.

The government organizations of the United States are the largest buyers in the world. So, why lose the opportunity?

Well, in order to grab the federal contracting opportunity companies should consider getting GSA Schedule contracts to sell goods and services to government agencies. A huge number of federal contractors and commercial companies reaching new heights in their business by taking advantage of the GSA program.

5 remarkable benefits that you must know:

  • Gain competitive advantage - Federal agencies prefer GSA-certified companies because they offer the best value. The U.S. government limits the competition for the GSA-approved companies.
  • Get monetary benefits – Monetary benefits help a business to expand.More than $40 million runs through the GSA Schedule on average each year. This amount of capital is 10% of the government’s annual budget.
  • Ease of use - With the help of the GSA Schedule, your business will be able to get federal customers in an easier way. The GSA Schedule eliminates the need of discussing the prices because after getting into the program you will be able to be a part of the GSA Advantage.
  • Rapid business growth - You will be able to create a large client portfolio with the help of the GSA Schedule. On top of that, the GSA orders are pretty large in size which results will help your business to get a backup.
  • Save time - The process of making a purchase or we can say the sales process of the federal contractors becomes a lot quicker with the GSA Schedule. The average time duration of a GSA Schedule order is 15 days.

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The General Services Administration (GSA) is a federal agency that has two major services the Public Building Services (PBS) and the Federal Acquisition Service (FAS). For our purposes, the GSA’s role in the FAS is that it manages the GSA Schedule Contract System. The GSA is the agency responsible for negotiating contracts with pending GSA Schedule Contract holders, which will then allow the authorized federal buyers to order the product/service at pre-negotiated prices and terms.

A GSA Schedule Contract (GSA Schedule/ Federal Supply Schedule) is an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract that falls under the GSA’s Multiple Award Schedule (MAS). The purpose of GSA Schedule Contracts is to eliminate paperwork and bureaucracy thereby assisting federal employees in purchasing products and services at pre-negotiated prices and terms.

Once awarded a GSA Schedule contract, contractors are required to post the negotiated prices on GSA Advantage. Agencies may use the GSA Advantage website to purchase products. For purchasesunder the mirco-purchase threshold of $3,500, the contractor is required to accept the GSA SmartPay purchase card. It is up to the contractor if they accept the SmartPay card over the micro-purchase threshold.

Simplified Acquisition Threshold – generally used for purchases between $3,500 and $150,000. For these purchases completed from GSA Schedules the federal buyer needs to document reviewing three sources before making a purchase. GSA Schedules are regarded as the easiest place to go in order to meet the market research requirement prior to award of a Simplified Acquisition Purchase.

Full and Open Competition – GSA eBuy is used when the procurement exceeds the Simplified Acquisition Threshold. This gives the procurement officer the ability to limit the sources for the procurement to GSA Schedule Holders. This is an advantage because these prospective suppliers have been previously vetted by the GSA. The federal buyer must receive at least three responses to the eBuy request and have justification for a best value determination.

eBuy is an online procurement tool only for GSA Schedule holders that is used by procurement officers to facilitate the request for quotes on proposals for products and services buy federal buyers. The average eBuy procurement is sent to seven GSA Schedule holders of which between three and four responds.

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Firms that do business with the federal government on average have the federal government as their largest customer. Our firm has designed our services to help our small and medium-sized business clients obtain and build federal business. The first step is to obtain a contracting vehicle (GSA Schedule) which give a federal agency the means to buy goods and/or services from the business. The second step is to partner with the client and create a federal sales channel for the firm.

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