GSA: How GSA Schedules are Used to Award Product Contracts

GSA Schedules: "The Way" to Grow in the Federal Market

Over $30 billion dollars of federal contracts are awarded annually through small business friendly GSA schedules. GSA schedules are a favored mechanism for federal buyers to contract awards to avoid the delays and piles of paperwork required for a public competition.

Fedmarket is offering a complimentary 10 installment primer on GSA Schedules and why they are such crucial "seed contracts" for small businesses to win federal contracts. As the titles suggest, the 10 installments in the series tell readers why they should seek a GSA schedule.

  1. Federal Buyers Use GSA Schedules Extensively to Make Quick and Easy Buys
  2. Companies Do Not Need Federal Experience to Be Awarded a GSA Schedule Contract
  3. GSA Schedule Companies Can Bid Quickly with Limited Competition
  4. GSA Schedules Promote Awarding Contracts to Small Businesses
  5. How to Apply for a GSA Schedule
  6. How to Sell with a GSA Schedule
  7. Small Service Businesses Need a MAC to Grow
  8. How GSA Schedules are Used to Award Service Contracts
  9. How GSA Schedules are Used to Award Product Contracts
  10. A Prime Opportunity: Reselling Products Through GSA Schedules

9. How GSA Schedules are Used to Award Product Contracts

The federal government purchases over 40 billion annually through GSA product schedules.

Product schedules are always open for a bid from small businesses and federal buyers can set-aside buys for small businesses. And all GSA schedule products are listed in GSAAdvantage, the federal equivalent of Amazon.com.

Over 30 GSA schedules are available to sell products including:

  • Automotive products
  • Furniture
  • Office products
  • Information technology products
  • Medical products and supplies
  • Food service products
  • Hardware
  • Industrial products

Almost any product can be purchased by federal buyers quickly by a click through GSAAdvantage. State and local buyers can purchase Information technology equipment, law enforcement, security, and fire products through GSA schedules.

Call (888) 6614094, Ext. 2, to arrange a complimentary telephone call with Richard White to discuss any aspect of GSA schedules.

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