A threshold, simply put, is a ceiling or limit and when it’s exceeded, triggers an action. Through the government contracting lens, a threshold is the figurative ceiling placed on the total cost to purchase supplies and services, including construction as well as research and development. If the total cost of a purchase is below the ceiling, no additional action is required to issue a purchase order. However, if the total cost of a purchase reaches or exceeds the limit, the government buyer must follow additional streamlined acquisition processes before and after issuing the purchase order. So what does all this mean for GSA Schedule contractors?
Since the federal government is so vast and is comprised of hundreds of agencies, departments, and units, organization is key. This is especially true when it comes to government contracting. One of the numerous ways the government streamlines and standardizes the procurement process is with National Stock Numbers (NSNs).
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Pulling together a GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) proposal can be a lot of work. If you’ve been following our blog, you may have a good understanding of the overall process as we’ve discussed the process from start to finish on previous posts. You do your research, pull together the administrative, technical, and pricing sections, then you’re done, right? Maybe not. Working with our clients, we know that a lot of people have problems finishing their GSA proposal and bringing it across the finish line to contract award. Let’s dive in and see how to dot your I’s and cross your T’s and get that GSA Schedule proposal to award.
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Just like with commercial transactions, pricing is an important part of your GSA Schedule contract. Government agencies often prefer to purchase from GSA Schedules because they know they are getting their products and services at the best value and prices. This means that GSA contractors have to follow specific pricing rules and requirements, like reporting your Commercial Sales Practices.
So, you want to sell your solutions to the government—where do you start? Unfortunately, you can’t just start cold calling government agencies or launching targeted campaigns for your solutions. Government buyers have several rules and regulations they need to follow before they can purchase products and services. In most cases, if you want to sell to the government, you will need to become a government contractor.