We’re halfway through 2018, and technology remains king over at the General Services Administration (GSA).
GSA wants to get state of the art technologies to federal agencies faster, so GSA now allows IT companies with fewer than two years of experience onto IT Schedule 70 through the Startup Springboard program.
What is the Startup Springboard?
The IT Schedule 70 Startup Springboard offers younger companies an alternative to the two-year experience requirement usually required of a company trying to get on a GSA Schedule. Removing the two-year requirement is particularly advantageous for small businesses that would otherwise be blocked from GSA’s Multiple Award Schedule.
With Springboard, prospective industry partners can now:
- Use executives’ and key professionals' professional experience to substitute for two years of corporate experience;
- Use key personnel's project experience to substitute for relevant corporate past performance; and
- Provide financial documentation that demonstrates your company's financial responsibility instead of submitting two years of financial statements.
- Get access to over $15 Billion in annual federal, state, and local IT opportunities.
Industry partners will still be certified responsible according to Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) requirements. They also need to be able to deliver the technical needs and work required by federal, state, local, and tribal governments.
No matter how long your company has been in business, or how many years of experience your executives have, take the first step with the IT Schedule 70 Startup Springboard process to market your new and emerging technology services to federal, state, local, and tribal buyers.
To get started, check out the IT Schedule 70 Roadmap, which gives an apt guide for IT companies to start preparing a GSA IT 70 offer. If you’re interested in finding out more about the Springboard program and how your young business can flourish through the IT 70 Schedule, send questions to Winvale’s team of GSA experts. Contact us today to learn how Winvale can help IT companies to spring board to their fullest potential!