What is a GSA Schedule?

GSA Schedules are multiple award contracts that allows businesses to sell their products and/or services to government agencies. The main goal with a GSA Schedule is to completely streamline the buying process by having all the information up front so all buyers have to do is make a decision.

The application process to get on a GSA Schedule can be complex because the government makes a strong effort to effectively vet all prospective sellers before they’re given a contract. When buyers are looking at companies to purchase from, they can be sure they’re buying from a verified source.

GSA Schedules include negotiated rates and prices so buyers can easily order knowing prices are reasonable. Obtaining a GSA Schedule opens your business up to a world of government buying opportunities. If you want to expand your business to the public sector and gain an advantage over your competitors, a GSA Schedule could be the right decision for you.

Are you Eligible?

Before you can apply for a GSA Contract, you’ll need to determine if your business is eligible:

  • Stable financially
  • At least two years in business or previous experience by the key personnel
  • Providing commercially available products
  • Compliant with the Trade Agreement Act
  • Have a plan to reach the annual sales requirement of $25k
We also recommend reviewing what the market for your products and/or services looks like through a GSA Contract. Use our GSA Contract ROI Calculator to see if a GSA Contract is right for you.



Why Hire a consultant?

We equate submitting your offer to the GSA much like completing your taxes; it is a process that you are very capable to complete on your own however you might not have the time to dedicate or want that expert opinion. 

The Capitol 50 Team’s goal is to make this as easy as a process as possible for you and your team. Not only are we entering the data into the correct GSA documents, we are also consulting to ensure the contract is setup the most advantageous way possible.  This includes decision that need to be made such as:

  1. Commercial Sales Practices vs. TDR
    1. If TDR is not an option we will discuss best practices for a CSP
  2. EPA vs. Escalation
  3. Commercial Rate vs. Market Rates

Already a GSA Contract holder?

Then you know the work doesn’t end after you obtain the contract, you’ve put in the time and the work to get approved and obtain your award, now it is time to make sure the contract continues to be profitable for the next 20 years. 

Our team can be the partner you need to keep your contract updated and compliant. Successful GSA Contract holders are not only doing the minimum to remain compliant. This means keeping your points of contact up to date, completing your sales reporting on time, updating rates, staying on top of SIN changes, etc.

Our different levels of service packages allow you to decide what work you want us to control and how much. There’s a multitude of items for GSA Contract holders to keep track of, and our team of experts will make sure nothing falls through the cracks. 

Interested in assistance but want to put the offer together yourself? We can help with that too!

Check out our GSA Checklist.

"We highly recommend the team at Capitol 50 to any organization in need of assistance with the GSA Schedule Program."

Rich Collins,
Vice President,
Roffing Resources, Inc

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