GSA Schedule Contract Blog

I see that I need a CAGE code. What is a CAGE code?

CAGE stands for “Commercial And Government Entity.” The CAGE code is used to uniquely identify suppliers to federal agencies and various governmental agencies themselves. The CAGE code is assigned by the Department of Defense’s Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). With a CAGE code, one can identify any facility at a specific location.

Open Market Items under a GSA Contract order

Can You Sell Open Market Items under a GSA Schedule Contract?

Sometimes, when the government orders through your GSA Schedule, it requests items that your GSA Schedule contract does not encompass, i.e. Open Market Items. The common question is: can you sell to federal agencies products and services that are not in your pricelist? Is there a chance to provide the complete solution to a government customer, even if that would mean selling Open Market Items? Let’s see.

Refresh, Revise, Reinforce Your GSA Contract

Do You Need to Update Your GSA Contract After Award?

So, after tremendous efforts and months of hard work either all by yourself or with an agent, you have secured your GSA Schedule contract. Now you can heave a sigh of relief for the entire 5-year period of the contract. Or can you? In fact, you still need to keep your GSA contract fresh and up to date even post award. Read the article to learn what exactly you need to do and when.

What is a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA)

The GSA Schedule BPA is a powerful way to thin out competition on the federal market. The BPA is a simplified way for agencies to fulfill the recurring needs for products. What are benefits of establishing Schedule BPAs? Is the BPA worth going for? Who are ideal BPA suppliers, and what are common BPA examples – this article answers these questions.

Questions about Price Reporter

How does Price Reporter collect the information required for a GSA proposal?

Typically, we hold one or two meetings in person to understand your goals, needs, and to present you with options. The rest of communication can be virtual, in the form of conference calls or e-mail messages. Once we prepare an offer for submission, we hold another meeting with you, so you can acknowledge the final document package, and make some last minute changes, if necessary. Then we submit your proposal to the GSA.

What are the steps in submitting a GSA proposal?

Submitting a GSA proposal is a complex process that requires multiple steps. Surely, pursuing a GSA Schedule may not be your only or even your primary priority at the time, so Price Reporter did everything possible to simplify the submission process, to make sure the client is only involved when it is really necessary.

Why should my company get a Schedule?

A GSA Schedule is one of contracting vehicles the government uses for federal acquisitions. The goal of GSA Schedules is to simplify the procurement process by allowing federal, state, and local agencies to purchase goods and services they need directly, via GSA contracts the government signs with vendors.

Getting the Most from the GSA Schedule

You’ve done a good job, and a GSA Schedule is yours now. End of story. Or is it? Well, in truth the mere fact that you are now a GSA vendor means very little. The quest is not over yet. It is time to get the most from your GSA Schedule.