As a GSA MAS contractor, companies are given access to a variety of tools and platforms for advertising and selling to government buyers. Arguably, the most important of these is GSA Advantage!®. Much in the way that you and I would purchase items from Amazon or shop online during Cyber Monday, contracting officers and procurement managers for government agencies access GSA Advantage to browse the full catalog of contractors and their offerings – products and services alike. Even if you’ve already established consistent relationships with existing buyers, your public sector footprint could grow even larger with the aid of GSA Advantage!®. Although managing Advantage! on the back-end can be a handful, the results you’ll see on the customer-facing side can be significant. Below are tips for how to sell on GSA Advantage!®.
Introduction There are many ways for your business to sell to the federal government, one of which includes holding your own GSA Schedule contract. A common alternative to holding your own GSA Schedule contract is to sell your products to the government through a reseller. Many companies choose this approach for a myriad of reasons including: when a company does not have the internal resources to support a GSA Schedule contract, or if a company does not qualify directly for a GSA Schedule contract. Regardless of the reason, many small businesses build a successful federal sales practice through partnerships with companies that act as resellers to the government.
Do you know what the real benefits of being on the GSA Schedule are? Learn the top 10 reasons (and advantages) why you should consider it.
In April 2019, the Small Business Administration (SBA) released a plan to enact revised size standards for small businesses. According to the SBA, a size standard is usually defined by the number of employees or average annual receipts and represents the largest size that a business, including subsidiaries and affiliates, may be to remain classified as a small business for SBA and federal contract programs. In 2010, the United States Congress passed the Small Business Jobs Act (Jobs Act) which requires the SBA to review all size standards every five years. Under the Jobs Act, the SBA is also required to adjust to reflect market conditions as needed, including inflation.
Selling to the government may seem daunting, but it could be the next big opportunity for your business! The government can offer a stable and reliable purchasing contract. In today’s day, it can be difficult to find reliable purchasers who will be in constant demand of your products or services. With companies going out of business, lowering demand, or simply switching their business model, it is always a safe bet to have a steady source of sales. For the past 70 years, GSA has been working to refine its systems so that the selling process is burden and stress-free, and with Winvale on your side to streamline that process, there is no reason to hold back.
For General Services Administration (GSA) schedule contractors, GSA eBuy is a very powerful tool to have at your fingertips. GSA eBuy is an online procurement tool that allows for both government buyers (eligible entities) and sellers (GSA Contract holders) to come together in one easy to use electronic meeting. Using GSA eBuy, buyers can post a Request for Quote (RFQ) and set a deadline to submit a proposal. This is highly advantageous for sellers as you will be shown opportunities that are available for your companies Schedule and SIN.
The U.S. Small Business Administration has just announced its findings on the Federal Government’s 2018 fiscal year, and it is great news for American small businesses. 2018 marks the 6th consecutive year the Federal Government has met their small business contracting goals. Not only did the federal government meet this goal in 2018, they surpassed it by $15 billion.