If your company has recently made the decision to start selling its products or services to the government through the General Services Administration's (GSA) Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) Program, an important next step is to consider whether you would like to obtain your own prime GSA Schedule contract, or if you would like to partner with an authorized GSA reseller.
Professional services, SaaS, cloud solutions, power tools – if your company is selling it, GSA (probably) has a Special Item Number (SIN) for it. Previously, the GSA Schedules Program was separated by Schedule number and limited contractors to one scope of work per contract, including Information Technology, Professional Services, Hardware, and more. With the new Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Consolidation, contractors have the ability to pursue more SINs on their GSA Schedule than ever before.
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.
Whether you are a current or prospective GSA Schedule contractor, it is vital you remain aware of any upcoming changes to the federal procurement process. A source for many important changes is the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Federal Marketplace Strategy, which aims to refine and improve the federal marketplace by reducing barriers and improving access for federal buyers and sellers.
If you’re at all familiar with federal government websites, you know they often look archaic and aren’t always the easiest to navigate. However, in the past few years, certain government agencies have been working to update their websites so they streamline functions and have a better user experience. The General Services Administration (GSA) has begun to modernize not only the performance of their sites but the look as well. GSA eBuy was revamped last year, and now beta.SAM.gov is getting a refresh.
Putting together a GSA Schedule proposal is a lot of work—we don’t sugar coat that. A lot of our clients have come to us having attempted a Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) proposal by themselves, and after going through all the work of putting together documents and submitting them to the eOffer system, they receive a rejection notice. This means that they have to start back at the beginning of the process, which can be extremely frustrating after putting in time and effort into the proposal. Let’s dive into some tips into your next steps if your GSA Schedule proposal is rejected.
The General Services Administration (GSA) is constantly creating programs and platforms to help make the acquisition process more efficient. From procurement platforms like GSA Advantage! and GSA eBuy, to catalog management initiatives like the upcoming Verified Products Portal (VPP), GSA has myriad resources out there to help GSA contractors succeed in the federal marketplace. One of these resources is the Assisted Services Information System (ASSIST).