GSA Business News

MAS Consolidation plan by September 30, 2021

As part of the MAS Schedule Consolidation process, GSA has reached out to contractors requesting that a plan be submitted by September 30, 2021, outlining which of their schedules will be maintained as the primary and which ones will be merged. Since then, the deadline has been pushed up to December 31st, 2021.

Price Reporter partnered with Overstock

Recently, GSA partnered with Overstock, to offer a wide assortment of products from established partners, allowing government personnel to easily find, research, and order necessary goods, including many items from small businesses.

EDI for GSA: Overview Services

What is EDI?

In the early days of the Cold War, it became clear that the postal service was not adequate enough to supply the Allied armies in the midst of Soviet blockades. There was no standardised system to track shipments, their contents, who was delivering the cargo, or even a way to decipher the various languages. So, in the 1960s Ed Guilbert designed EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) as a standardised system of communication to facilitate the U.S. Army supply chain. 

How much does GSA Schedule consulting cost?

The government marketplace can be a challenging place to do business, and not all those who enter the fray will make it. Working with an experienced GSA Schedule consultant will give your business that competitive edge, as they will guide you through the application process, help you maintain your contract, and set you on a path to success. Let’s look at what services are available and explore the costs of GSA Schedule consulting.

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”.

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.

An Insight of GSA Compliance

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.

Why are GSA Schedules in Place

Some of you might be wondering about how the various Federal agency purchase and the procedures that must be followed.. While obtaining a GSA contract involves a lot of time and effort, once it is established, the procurement process is relatively simple. This is because contracts such as the General Service Administration’s (GSA) Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) program are in place.