Get GSA Schedule

Holding a GSA contract will open the door to a huge, 40+ Billions Dollar market for US Federal Government procurement. A GSA contract allows companies to sell on all government online marketplaces, including GSA Advantage, DOD Fedmall, Ebuy. It enables them to access the various federal RFQs, as well as solicit all Federal Agencies directly.

How To Get a GSA Contract

Learn how our GSA experts will help you start selling to the Federal Government

Your Company's Evaluation

During a free consultation with our GSA experts, you will learn if your company meets the GSA contractor requirements. In order to qualify for a GSA Contract, businesses must be in operation for at least two years, have a strong track record, meet specific financial criteria, and other qualifications. Using our GSA marketing intelligence tools, our experts will evaluate the Federal Government’s demand for your products and services.

Proposal Preparation

Price Reporter will register you with Dun & Bradstreet and SAM.GOV. Doing so will enable you to conduct business transactions with government agencies. We will help you obtain thorough Past Performance Assessments which will prove that you are a reputable vendor to the GSA. Through our collaborations with you, we will compile all of the required documentation including your product catalog, company financials, and marketing materials, and submit the completed package for Government review.

Negotiation with the GSA

Prior to awarding a Schedule, the GSA always negotiates to obtain the best prices, quantity discounts and terms from its vendors. Once a GSA contract is awarded, you will have to comply with all of the terms, rates and prices that are stipulated in the document even if they are not as desirable as you had hoped. We will lead the negotiation process on your behalf to help you attain the most profitable and favorable terms and conditions possible for your GSA contract.

GSA Contract Award

Once your GSA Contract Schedule is awarded, we will publish your entire catalog on GSA Advantage, an electronic government procurement portal, which will make your products and services immediately available to Government buyers for purchase. When submitting your catalog, you should provide as much information as possible about your products including but not limited to clear descriptions of the items and their usage, specifications, pricing, shipping details, part numbers, and high quality images. Our team of GSA professionals will edit and update your catalog with as much relevant content as possible so that it can be published on GSA Advantage.

Post Award Support

After the contract award, our team of GSA experts will work with you to maximize your GSA sales. Using our GSA Marketing Intelligence tools, we will research and identify the top vendors that are your biggest competitors. We will help you devise a strong marketing strategy, optimize pricing so that you can be more competitive, and help you to expand your catalog by adding products that the GSA buys the most. In addition, we will update your catalog, ensure that it remains compliant, and manage your relationship with the GSA.

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    If everything goes perfectly, it can take 6 months from the moment you apply for your GSA contract to the moment of the contract award. The time frame depends on the accuracy of your submitted package, category of your products / services, experience of your staff, and on your GSA Contracting Officer. It is normal for a GSA Contracting Officer to spend at least 30 days to review each offer.

    GSA contracts require a company to be in business for at least two years and show an annual revenue of at least $100,000 per year, for two consecutive years. Your financial situation should be stayable. Some contracts require specific skills and experience, especially in technical and service-related contracts.

    Step-by-Step: Getting on the GSA List:

    • Get a D-U-N-S number. D-U-N-S stands for Dun & Bradstreet Open Ratings Past Performance Evaluation. It is a unique identifier for companies around the world. The evaluation results take approximately 35 days and costs $185. It is only valid for 12 months, so you should continue with the application process as soon as you receive your number.
    • Register on System for Award Management (SAM). SAM is a central database for multiple federal procurement systems.
    • Select a NAICS code that fits your product/service line. There are more than 100 categories on GSA, so it might take a little research to see which is most appropriate or the best fit for your specific business .
    • Download the solicitation for your GSA Schedule. Schedule solicitations are posted on FedBizOpps (
    • Prepare a proposal. This will most likely be the hardest, most time-consuming part of the process. Simple mistakes or oversights can cause your proposal to get rejected immediately.
    • Proposal review. All proposals are reviewed by a GSA contracting officer.
    • Contract negotiation. Prior to awarding a Schedule, the GSA always negotiates to obtain the best prices, quantity discounts and terms from its vendors. Once all parties are in agreement, a Final Proposal Revision (FPR) will need to be prepared and submitted.
    • Contract Award. Once you receive your contract award, you should be able to begin selling immediately.

    There is no law that requires a contractor to hold a GSA Schedule in order to conduct business with the federal government. … As a result, companies that conduct significant business with the federal government ultimately find it necessary to obtain a Schedule Contract. Acquisitions through GSA Schedules are issued using full and open competition. Prices have already been deemed fair and reasonable, and Contracts are in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, reducing evaluation cycles. Purchases can be made directly from a contractor’s GSA Schedule Contract, eliminating time-consuming responses to complex RFP’s and lengthy negotiations.

    • Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs) between agencies and contractors under the GSA Schedule are established to meet recurring product/service needs. BPA’s reduce administrative costs by eliminating repetitive ordering procedures.
    • Contractor Teaming Arrangements (CTAs) are agreements between two or more GSA Schedule Contract holders to work together in order to provide a complete solution to meet an agency’s needs.
    • GSA Advantage!, is an online shopping mall for federal government agencies to view, compare, and directly purchase products and services available through GSA Schedule Contracts.

    Many small businesses come to Procurement Technical Assistance Centers interested in GSA Supply Schedule contracts. But the first question must always be – is a federal supply schedule right for your company? In many cases, the answer is no. Making that determination up front can save a tremendous amount of time, energy, and perhaps money, as some small business owners pay thousands of dollars to private firms to help them “get on a GSA Schedule,” only to be unsuccessful or find it a poor fit.

    Your local PTAC Procurement Specialist can help you assess your company relative to GSA purchasing practices in terms of both overall readiness and pricing structure. Together you can determine the appropriate Schedule for you to consider and discuss the many other resources available on the GSA website, including their Readiness Assessment and Pathway to Success, which can all provide critical insight into the appropriateness of pursuing a Schedule contract.

    He or she can also teach you how to use GSA’s online sales query tool to see how much of your product or service is being purchased by GSA. It may be that current purchases far exceed your capacity to produce, or it may be that there are hardly any purchases at all. Either situation might be an argument against pursuing a Schedule contract.

    Pricing is another important consideration. GSA wants your very lowest price, lower than that which you offer to your very best customer. The pressure to award to the lowest possible price providers has only grown in recent years, making GSA contracting more difficult for small firms. (See “The Cost of FSSI and the Prices Paid Portal”). A GSA Schedule contract at a price you can’t sustain could put your company out of business.

    Your PTAC Counselor can help you sift through all of this information and these considerations to reach the decision that is right for your business. Then if you determine that a GSA Schedule contract IS right for your company, they can help you take the next steps in applying. Many PTACs offer classes such as “Understanding the GSA Schedule Process,” but all will also work with you one-on-one to answer your questions and help you find the information you need. Once you’ve been awarded a Schedule contract, they can help you develop a marketing strategy to maximize your sales opportunities.


    Price Reporter team has been efficient at managing our GSA contract catalogs for the past 5 years. They keep our catalogs well maintained and compliant, saving our resources and letting us focusing on making sales.


    The B. David Company enlisted the services of Price Reporter, Inc. to setup our DOD EMALL account. We are a second generation family owned company and were uncertain what would be required to complete this task. I fully recommend Price Reporter, Inc. to any company that is looking for assistance with their Government business endeavors. They were and have continued to be extremely helpful. We will continue to rely on Price Reporter, Inc. for future projects.

    Steven Ribnick, Sales & Operations Analyst, B. David Company, Inc.

    Price Reporter recently helped us with our 3rd GSA contract, the 2nd they did with us. It was the fastest we’ve ever been through the process with GSA. Each step was easy because the ground work was done before we were asked to do anything. Our pricing verification phase went smooth and quickly and both our contracts were accepted without rejection, with minimal negotiations with contracting.

    George McCullough, Director of Sales and Business Development, Darley

    We first learned about the DOD EMALL a couple years ago from Price Reporter. We decided to move forward on it in 2016. I would recommend them based on the following items:

    • They split the payment. Half upfront and the other half is only charged should DOD EMALL contract be awarded to you.
    • Adding Price Reporter, specifically Andrey Karpov and Igor London, as agents on our GSA schedule streamlined the process. They were able to communicate with our GSA Contracting Officer to ensure that we received what we needed for DOD EMALL from GSA. This saved time on my end and sped up the process.
    • They provide a list of everything you need. Andrey and the rest of his team are meticulous and understand the process on how to get a DOD EMALL contract and thus we benefited from their expertise.

    These are a few of the reasons why I would recommend Price Reporter, Inc. Thank you!

    Karl Prince, Finance Director, AES Systems, Inc.

    Since 2009, Price Reporter has provided Fisher Scientific timely competitive item level GSA pricing data allowing us to identify opportunities and threats. Their customer service focus is solid.

    Tim Evans, Government Segment Marketing Manager, NA, Fisher Scientific

    Price Reporter are helping make my life much easier and helping me feel so much better about our GSA contract. Thanks!!!

    Kristen Briggs, President, General Mailing & Shipping Systems, Inc.

    For the past 10 years, Price Reporter has been providing us with exceptional service for the maintaining of our GSA office supplies contract. They have updated our files on a very timely basis. They have provided modifications when required. For a number of years, they had been giving us a price algorithm where each of our items were priced more than our cost and a penny below the next competitor. A very unique position that gave us thousands of government orders – that was prior to the GSA FSSI BPA.
    And for all the service given, their cost was far less than any other consulting firm that we had contacted or worked with over the years.
    I would highly recommend their service to any small business that is either interested in getting into the federal government arena or who wants to have their contract maintained at a most highly professional level.
    Thank you for supporting a VETERAN OWNED SMALL BUSINESS.

    Bill Finch, Northeast Office Supply

    We looked around for a reputable company to help us acquire a GSA contract for Muzeek World Intl., Inc. After looking around we were unsuccessful in finding a good company. By chance, one of our colleagues recommended Price Reporter, Inc., so we called them up. I highly recommend Price Reporter to anyone looking for help in acquiring a GSA contract or any Government business dealings. They have the expertise and the know-how to get the work completed.

    Arash Sardarizadeh, Chief Operating Officer, Muzeek World Intl., Inc.

    We have used Price Reporter for various services over the past 5 years and have been very happy with the services they have provided and continue to provide for us. They work hard to help you get the most from your GSA Schedule and are able to adapt and customize to what your particular needs are. I highly recommend their services to others with GSA Schedules as they help you maximize your sales

    Jaime Mautz, PacificInk

    We are extremely grateful for all your help in guiding us through the whole process, as this was all new to us. Without the help of you and the rest of the team at Price Reporter, it would have been impossible to achieve our approval – or at the very least – it would have taken a very long time. I would not hesitate to highly recommend Price Reporter, Inc. to anyone needing assistance in government contracts. Your knowledge and assistance was invaluable and very much appreciated, and we look forward to a continued excellent relationship.

    Lee Middleton, CEO, Point Two Air Vests USA, LLC

    Without Price Reporter contacting me at the right time, GSA would probably cancel my contract already. The CO said that she contacted us back in November of 2016, but got no response. Then Price Reporter called me and helped me with all the things needed and I followed his advise. That’s how we found out that our contract will be terminated soon, but had enough time to take the corrective action. The CO called us recently and it looks like they will extend our contract life. Thanks so much for your timely follow up – Price Reporter gave our Government sales a new hope!

    Jennifer Truong, President, SF Cable, Inc.

    My company STEC-STEADFAST TECHNICS have worked with 2 IT companies before we linked up with PRICE REPORTER ,INC over 5 years ago. Ever since our relationship with the company, there is no reason to stop working with them.
    The company is staffed with experienced and high Tech professionals who meet our needs adequately.

    Olufadeji Amele, Owner


    You can think of GSA Schedule contracts as a license to sell to the federal government directly.

    The GSA Schedule is a $45 billion government expenditure , and each approved vendor is allocated a slice of the pie. There is a niche of government contracts for every kind of business; GSA splits its Schedule into twelve Large Categories, from IT and Office Management to Scientific Solutions and Security & Protection. If you’d like to learn more about getting a GSA Schedule, then keep reading.


    Naturally, the federal government only wants to procure the best products and services from the best qualified vendors, so your business will be subject to a careful review beforehand.

    The GSA requires that you:

    • Have been in business for at least two years;
    • Demonstrate an annual revenue of at least $100,000 per year for the past two consecutive years;
    • Continuously Meet the technical and service-related requirements of your customers.


    There are 5 stages to get a GSA Schedule, and Price Reporter will assist you at every step of GSA contract preparation, and beyond:
    1. Company evaluation and registration.
      During your free initial consultation, our GSA experts will use specially developed marketing tools to analyze your company’s finances and capabilities, to ensure that you meet GSA’s proposal requirements. The next step of the GSA Schedule solicitation is registration. Each GSA applicant is required to get a DUNS number (Dun & Bradstreet Open Ratings Past Performance Evaluation), a unique number used to maintain your business information and identify your business credit file. Following that, you register on SAM, the System for Award Management, a central database for the various federal procurement systems. Finally, you must select the NAICS codes (North American Industry Classification System) that best define your company’s primary activities.
    2. Proposal preparation.
      This is the most complex and time-consuming stage of getting on the GSA Schedule, but Price Reporter offers GSA Schedule preparation services to guide you through the process. It can take half a year from the moment of application to contract award, depending on the accuracy of your proposal (any clarifications or missing documents will delay the process), GSA Schedule category and other factors. The smallest oversight can set you back months and cost you thousands of dollars. An experienced GSA consultant will be your lifeline; we’ll ensure you get it right the first time.
      There are three elements to the GSA proposal:

      • Administrative section;
      • Technical section;
      • Pricing section.
        Price Reporter will assist you in compiling documents such as Past Performance Assessments, product catalog, financial statements and marketing materials, and checking the final proposal before submitting it to GSA.
    3. Proposal review and negotiations.
      A GSA contracting officer will be assigned to review your proposal and negotiate optimum prices, discounts and deals for government customers. We will lead the negotiation process on your behalf to secure the best T&Cs, so that your company can profit and compete without losing business. Once the negotiations are complete, your Final Proposal Revision (FPR) will be prepared and submitted.
    4. Contract award.
      As soon as you are awarded your GSA contract, you can start selling. Price Reporter will publish your catalog on GSA Advantage!, an electronic procurement portal for government agencies that enables them to find vendors and purchase products and services directly through GSA Schedule Contracts. Our team of GSA professionals will edit and update your catalog with as much relevant content as possible, so that it attracts customers to your business.
    5. Post-award support.
      When doing business through GSA, getting on the Schedule is just the beginning; finding each opportunity and remaining compliant with GSA’s many regulations post-award is of paramount importance. Price Reporter’s team will work with you to maximize sales, research and identify your top competitors, devise a strong marketing strategy, optimize pricing, expand your catalog, and monitor your compliance. You can leave it with us.