About GSA Contracts

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.

What is the Industrial Funding Fee (IFF)?

The Industrial Funding Fee is a fee the GSA applies to all reported sales, in order to cover its operating costs. In this article we will take a closer look at what the IFF is, how to calculate it, and what permissible ways there are, to pay this fee to the GSA.

FDPS Report Function Transits to Beta.SAM.gov. Are You Ready?

FPDS.gov has moved its reports to the new platform, beta.SAM.gov, in 2020. Since the transition finished, all the reporting capabilities of the Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS) are now available at beta.SAM.gov. The process required you to act by the end of January, 2020. In this article we will explain what you should know about the transition.

What is Priority Purchasing with The AbilityOne® Program?

Blind and significantly disabled people face considerable obstacles when searching for competitive employment, leaving 70% unable to find a job in the U.S. But thanks to the AbilityOne program, over 45,000 people with blindness or serious disabilities, including 3,000 veterans, are now in stable employment. The training, wages and experience provided through AbilityOne allows them to participate fully in their communities, support their families, and gain independence.

Three Crucial GSA Regulations You Need to Know About

Federal acquisitions are governed by the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) – a scope of  rules and requirements, establishing the way GSA agencies procure, and regulating how GSA Schedule contractors should go about providing products and services. Success on the federal market depends largely on how well you understand the FAR. Here, we explain the three important regulations that every GSA Schedule contractor should know about.

How to Sell to Local and State Governments via the Cooperative Purchasing Program

State and local governments or shortly STLOCs are somewhat restricted to use GSA Schedules to procure products and services they need. Before the pandemic, one of available ways for STLOCs to procure using GSA Schedules was the Cooperative Purchasing Program. In this article we explain how businesses can sell to state, local and tribal governments this way.

Pros and Cons of Government Contracting in 2021

While COVID-19 is rampant and continues wreaking havoc all over the world, many businesses are struggling to survive and retain at least a zero balance if possible. During such hard times you can easily overlook great opportunities provided by the GSA – the only self-funding government agency in the U.S. In this article, we review pros and cons of entering the GSA Multiple Award Schedules program in 2021.