While looking through the GSA List of 40 different types of GSA Schedule Contract, you will notice a few things:
- The GSA list has 31 GSA Schedules (or main product / service categories), and 9 Schedules under the VA/FSS program.
- Each VA or GSA Schedule has many subcategories called Special Item Numbers (SINs).
- Within the GSA List of Schedules, they are industry-based
- GSA Schedules include a variety of product offerings such as Medical Equipment, Security, Information Technology, Construction and Vehicles.
- GSA Contracts also offer many services to federal buyers such as Accounting, Engineering, Environmental and Scientific.
It can be difficult to identify the suitable Schedule and SIN from the GSA List, so please call us at (866) 916-6484 if you have questions. Below, we have prepared a full GSA list of Schedules, with many helpful details for each.
Three Types of GSA Schedules
Select the category from the GSA List below that your company fits into, the individual pages have a detailed description of the GSA Schedule, along with many useful resources for that GSA Schedule.
GSA Schedule - Products
GSA Schedule - Services
VA Federal Supply Schedules
|65IIA||Medical Equipment & Supplies|
|65IIC||Dental Equipment & Supplies|
|65IIF||Patient Mobility Devices|
|65VA||X-Ray Equipment & Supplies|
|65VII||Diagnostics & Test Kits|
|621I||Healthcare Staffing Services|
|621II||Medical Laboratory Testing|
Finding the Best Schedule for You on the GSA List
Getting a GSA Contract is a great channel for Government Contractors to bid on and win contracts. There is some overlap among the list of GSA Schedules. So, that a company can either have a clear category that fits them, or there can be multiple GSA Schedules. Therefore, it is important to (1) read the descriptions within the GSA List very well, (2) research your competition to locate which Schedule they were awarded, and (3) utilize the experience of a professional who knows the numerous scope issues that are "between the lines" within the Solicitation document. There is nothing worse than wasting time and money because the GSA List was not studied fully.
Among the 40 to GSA Schedules to choose from on the list, you may want to pursue the GSA Schedule the highest volume of sales are found. However, this may shoot you in the foot. Since IT Schedule 70 is such a large schedule (in number of vendors, and dollars spent), many Contractors don't have a second thought about selecting any other Schedule fro the GSA List. But, a specialized Schedule may better fit your services, which would allow you to (1) present a more complete offering to the GSA, and (2) be found easier by federal buyers who know the GSA List very well.
In the eyes of a government buyer, a GSA Contract legitimizes a Contractor as a trusted source. You are not required to get a GSA Contract to conduct business with the government, however it is the preferred contracting source for many buyers. Every GSA Schedule holder may participate on exclusive GSA systems, such as GSA E-Buy, GSA Advantage!, GSA Reverse Auctions, and are easily found by federal buyers. So, participating with the GSA Schedule program and gaining access to these systems is a sizable advantage in the federal market.