I think it goes without saying that once you are awarded your GSA Schedule, your goal is to become a successful GSA contractor. But how do you make sure you are taking advantage of all GSA’s tools and effectively marketing yourself to the government? Government marketing is not quite the same as commercial marketing, and the landscape may be all new to you.
Since you clicked on this blog post, there is a good chance your business could qualify as a small business government contractor, or perhaps you are simply looking to learn more about the calculations that determine small business status. Regardless, it's important to determine your business size designation, because there are certain advantages associated with being a small business in the federal government. In this blog, we'll help you identify whether your business qualifies as a small business with the General Services Administration (GSA) and the Small Business Association (SBA).
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.
If your company manufacturers the products you sell, you can simply add them to your GSA Schedule. However, if you are a reseller and offer products through a manufacturer, you will most likely need a Letter of Supply. GSA requires contractors to provide a Letter of Supply with initial GSA MAS offers, or product additions to your contract if the products being added are manufactured by another company. Getting the Letter of Supply out as soon as possible is an important step in successfully acquiring or maintaining your GSA Schedule.
As a GSA Schedule contractor, you are used to abiding by several regulations and requirements. Not only is it important you are aware of the requirements to maintain your GSA Schedule, but you should also familiarize yourself with certain government contracting legislation that affects your government customers, like the Berry Amendment.
More updates are coming for GSA contractors—on May 17, 2021, GSA will release the Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Solicitation 47QSMD20R0001 - Refresh # 6. Once the refresh is officially out, it will be accompanied by a Mass Modification (Mass Mod) for all GSA Schedule contractors. Action is required on this Mass Mod, so it’s important you understand what these upcoming changes mean to you as a contractor.
The Biden-Harris Administration intends to heavily invest in our nation’s infrastructure. In March 2021, Biden unveiled the the American Jobs Plan, which will allocate $2 trillion to create more jobs and rebuild the U.S. infrastructure. A significant aspect of the American Jobs Plan is a $621 billion investment in transportation infrastructure, including public transit, modernizing roads, bridges, and highways, and electric vehicles (EVs). Electric vehicles are a large part of Biden’s plan—he wants to build a network of EV charging ports across the nation’s highway system and electrify the federal government’s transportation fleet.