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GSA Schedule | Government Business Development

What is GSA Advantage?

By: Stephanie Hagan
October 21st, 2022

If you’re interested in selling to the government through a GSA Schedule contract, you might be wondering how government agencies will find your products and services and what the buying process will look like. If a government buyer wants to purchase a product, they can’t just hop onto one of the mega online retailers to find what they need because there are several requirements that need to be met. Instead, they use government online shopping and ordering sites like GSA Advantage!.

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How Do I Report My GSA Schedule Sales?

By: Julien Cannon
October 19th, 2022

A GSA MAS contract is a powerful business tool that allows access to several government agencies that, combined, are the largest purchaser of goods and services in the world. GSA sales reporting is an integral and regular part of the maintenance and compliance necessary to keep your GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) contract up to date. Monthly or quarterly, your company will have to report your sales and remit the Industrial Funding Fee (IFF) to the government through the Federal Acquisition Services Sales Reporting Portal (FAS SRP) to stay compliant. The thought of navigating GSA sales reporting may seem daunting, but we have the resources and guide you through the process. In this article, we will discuss what a GSA sale is, the requirements of a GSA sale, the Industrial Funding Fee, and how to complete your sales reporting.

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Top 10 Reasons to Get on the GSA Schedule

Top 10 Reasons to Get on the GSA Schedule

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.

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GSA Schedule | Government Business Development

Selling through GSA Schedule BPAs and CTAs

By: Tyler Kittle
October 14th, 2022

The federal government is continually searching for ways to make the procurement process more efficient. One way this is accomplished is through GSA Schedule flexibilities. GSA offers several Schedule flexibilities that make it far more convenient for buyers and sellers to interact with one another. These flexibilities simplify the acquisition process, further streamline the ordering process, reduce administrative work, and potentially even expand business opportunities for sellers. These tools can be beneficial to both buyers and sellers when used appropriately to minimize repetitive efforts, reduce costs, and maximize profits and priorities. Examples of GSA Schedule flexibilities include Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs) and Contractor Team Arrangements (CTAs), which offer distinct differences. In this blog, we’ll be covering what BPAs and CTAs are and how contractors can use them to their advantage.

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The GSA Schedule Acquisition Process From Start to Finish

By: Stephanie Hagan
October 11th, 2022

 The process of acquiring a General Services Administration (GSA) Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) contract can be an intimidating one and, like anyone setting out on a new journey, you probably have a lot of questions, such as:

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How Do I Renew My GSA Schedule?

By: Patrick Morgans
October 5th, 2022

When you first got your GSA Schedule, you probably learned that it could last for up to 20 years. The thing to keep in mind about this 20-year period though, is that it’s broken up into four periods of five years, consisting of a base period and then three option periods. While your GSA Schedule may last for up to two decades, GSA maintains the right to cancel or allow your GSA Schedule to expire at any time (although it doesn’t generally happen without cause). After this 20-year period is up, you can submit an offer for a new GSA Schedule using streamlined acquisition procedures. As such, proper maintenance of your GSA Schedule is crucial to ensuring a smooth GSA Schedule renewal process whether it's every 5 years or 20 years. So, here's what you need to know about renewing your GSA Schedule. 

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GSA's New Common Catalog Platform to Replace SIP

By: Marissa Sims
October 3rd, 2022

For GSA contract holders, it is no secret that some of the tools used to manage and maintain contracts are slow and outdated. For example, the layout of the Schedule Input Program (SIP) is difficult to navigate, and catalog information is divided into multiple tabs. Though most find it frustrating, it’s crucial for GSA contractors to use this program to update their contract data and maintain compliance. However, after receiving feedback and hearing contractor’s frustrations, GSA started developing solutions to replace some of their existing platforms to modernize the acquisition process. One of the solutions is the Common Catalog Platform (CCP) which will replace SIP, the Contracting Officer Reporting System (CORS), and the current Price Proposal Template (PPT). 

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