Ideally, if you are running a business in the US, with the main intention of selling your products or services to the Federal employees, you need the a GSA Schedules Contract. Obtaining this will require you to follow a straightforward and yet vital plan. However, once you acquire the a GSA Schedules Contract, and get the a number, you can also look forward to a host of benefits.
If you own a business, it is important to maximize your access to as many market sectors as possible. One huge market sector is United State is the Federal Government. This is a 1.1 trillion dollar sector of the U.S. economy that offers lucrative potential for companies that can provide goods and services to the government. Whether it is the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Homeland Defense or the Army, Navy, Air Force or Marines, opportunities await vendors who can assist the United States government in its service to its citizens.
The General Services Administration was created in 1949 to assist all departments of the government in procuring goods, supplies and services. To streamline the process the GSA Schedule was created. This is a mechanism for companies to be approved to provide for the needs of the government according to predetermined prices and rates. In order to be considered for a GSA contract, businesses must be approved ahead of time. Once a GSA Schedule Contract is obtained, the business has access to the government market.
PRICEREPORTER can help your business understand the GSA Schedule and get approved for a GSA Schedule Contract. Our GSA experts will guide your organization through this sometimes complex and difficult process. We will begin with an evaluation of your company and recommend any additions or changes that must be made for you to be approved for a GSA Contract. Our GSA experts will evaluate your organization’s compliance with government regulations and also provide you with an assessment of your potential to sell to the government. We will then work with you to prepare you for the application process.
After these steps, you will be ready to move forward with your application. You will be assigned an individual project manager who will assist you in assembling your application. You will need to present your company financials, product catalog, marketing material and any other data that is needed that is mandated by the government.
As you begin to negotiate with the government, PRICEREPORTER will be by your side. We will help you present yourself to the GSA in the best possible light and also help you to be sure that you receive fair treatment. Once you have received approval and are on the GSA Schedule, we will publish your company's information to the appropriate marketplaces, to get you off to a fast start.
Businesses looking to expand should not overlook the government sector as they make plans for the future. While the approval process for a GSA Contract takes some time and expertise, it is well worth the effort. The GSA experts at PRICEREPORTER can help your organization move efficiently through the government approval process. Once completed, you will have access to all government agencies and branches of the military. Your products and services will be published on government market sites such as GSA Advantage and DOD FedMall. Let the experts at PRICEREPORTER guide you to a GSA Schedule Contract.
Becoming a government contractor can be very profitable for a private firm. Although the public sector is marred with inconsistencies, a firm is better off doing business with the government because it always has capital.
If you are involved in any business or procurement process, there is a good chance that you are aware of the General Service Administration’s (GSA) Multiple Award Schedule (MAS), which is also referred to as a “Schedule”. If you want to sell to a Federal Agency or to State or Local Government, it is mandatory that you get a schedule. If you are awarded a schedule and establish an ID/IQ, your business turnover will improve. So now, you are probably wondering, “What is a Schedule, and how do I get one?”
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