GSA Schedule Contract Blog

Should you Hire a Consultant for GSA Schedule Maintenance?

Like a real vehicle, a GSA Schedule requires maintenance or else, it could break down. While you can certainly maintain your GSA contract in-house, there is another option to consider; hire a GSA Schedule consultant. In this article we will review pros and cons of hiring a consultant for your GSA Schedule maintenance.

What to Do After Getting a GSA Schedule

It is done! Finally, your efforts have paid off with spades, and you are now the proud owner of a brand new GSA Schedule contract. Is it time to open a bottle of champagne and get complacent? Or is there anything else you should do after getting a GSA Schedule? You bet! In fact, the work merely begins now.

GSA Information Technology Category in FY 2021

With over $17 billion in sales, the GSA Information Technology category remains one of the most profitable opportunities for small businesses aiming for government contracts. Previously known as GSA Schedule 70, this category was in extremely high demand among federal buyers in FY 2020. And the new FY 2021, with all the present day requirements for distance learning, videoconferencing, and overall growth of the IT sector, is expected to bring even more federal sales to GSA contractors working within the IT Large Category.

How to Choose a GSA Service Provider/GSA Vendor

GSA consultants can simplify the process of GSA certification of your business significantly, help you prepare an offer and obtain a GSA contract. But among the trustworthy GSA service providers, there are also those firms that aren’t safe to work with. You’ll simply lose time and money if you cooperate with such agents. In this article, we explain how to choose a GSA service provider, what features on part of the provider you should pay attention to, and what differentiates a good GSA consultant from the so called “predators”.

Is GSA Schedule Consulting Expensive? Not So Fast.

How much does GSA Schedule consulting cost (Spoiler: less than you think)

If you are still in doubt, whether to do the entire GSA Schedule preparation and proposal submission in-house or hire a third-party GSA Schedule consulting agency, this article is for you. We have compiled all the information you need to make a decision. A popular misbelief says that GSA Consulting is way too expensive for a small business. We are going to disprove this. Read along!

How Can a Small Business Benefit from a GSA Schedule

Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) are a working way to turn your now small business to something bigger. By carefully considering and using GSA Schedule opportunities, you as a business owner can greatly increase your profits, outcome competition, and create a stable foundation for further growth of your business. In this article we discuss how a small business can become a GSA Schedule contractor and get the most from it.

How is selling to the government different from selling commercially?

2020 proved to be a difficult, disruptive, and unstable year for business. But selling to the U.S. Government via the GSA Multiple Award Schedule, one of the largest purchasing programs in the world, provides a reliable source of business for GSA Schedule contractors as well as a great number of other advantages which we have outlined in this article.

How to upload your GSA Catalog to GSA Advantage

GSA Advantage Requirements

Once your company secures either a GSA Schedule or a VA Contract, you are required to upload your approved GSA price list or catalog onto a government e-commerce website called “GSA Advantage”, so that your products and services are made available to federal buyers. As a GSA / VA Contract holder, you are responsible for keeping your GSA Advantage catalog and pricing up to date. Any GSA contract modification such as product or labor category additions, deletions, or price changes, should be uploaded to GSA Advantage in a timely manner. If you are also registered on the DOD FedMall, your catalog will need to be updated on that platform to reflect any changes that have been made on GSA Advantage.

State and Local Government Program Opportunities for GSA Contractors

The GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) creates wide-ranging and lucrative opportunities between businesses and the U.S. Government. Yet GSA sales are not restricted to a customer base of federal and executive agencies only. Through certain purchasing programs, state and local governments and educational institutions can take advantage of the federal government’s purchasing power and access the GSA marketplace. For GSA MAS contractors, selling to state and local governments greatly expands the range of business opportunities available to them.