GSA IT Schedule 70
The US government tries to modernize their daily business practices by drawing upon the large pool of participating vendors on GSA IT Schedule 70 for Information Technology products and services. There are more than 5,000 GSA contractors on the IT schedule 70, with 20 Special Item Numbers (sub-categories). GSA IT may be competitive, but it’s also the most utilized GSA Schedule, so there’s always enough funding for IT projects and hardware needs.
What is the GSA IT Schedule?
GSA IT Contracts are long-term contracts with the General Services Administration’s Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Program that permits all federal agencies to purchase IT products and services through a streamlined and low-risk channel. GSA IT Schedule 70 Contracts provides federal buyers with pre-negotiated prices, delivery terms, warranties, etc. A business with a GSA IT Schedule is viewed as pre-screened and validated, which can make them more trustworthy to buy from in the eyes of federal (and commercial) buyers. A GSA Schedule 70 Contract is a “License to Hunt,” so there are no guaranteed purchases, it is simply an advantage in the federal market.
About IT Schedule 70
GSA IT Schedule 70 is the General Purpose Commercial Information Technology Equipment, Software, and Services Schedule (GSA IT Schedule). GSA Schedule 70 is made up of equipment such as large scale, desktop, and laptop/portable/notebook computers; professional workstations; servers; optical and imaging systems; printers; displays; network equipment; optical recognition input/output devices; storage devices; telephone equipment; telephone answering and voice messaging systems; audio and video teleconferencing equipment; facsimile equipment; radio transmitters/receivers/antennas; microwave radio and radio navigation equipment; and pagers and public address systems. Both term and perpetual software licenses for large scale and microcomputers are offered for operating system, application, electronic commerce, utility, communications, core financial management, and ancillary financial systems software. Leasing and rental of equipment, as well as IT training, are also included in the GSA IT Schedule 70.
IT Schedule 70 also includes Information Technology facility operation and maintenance, IT systems development, IT systems analysis, automated information systems design and integration, programming, IT backup and security, IT data conversion, and IT network management services. Electronic commerce services include Value Added Network Services (VANS), email, Internet access, navigation services, and wireless services include paging and cellular services. GSA Schedule 70 also offers authentication products and services, consisting of hardware, software components, and supporting services that provide for identity assurance; e.g., digital certificate products, Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) services, and Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12) products and service components.
Common GSA IT Schedule 70 offerings include :
- Programming Services
- IT Products (Hardware & Software)
- Communication Products & Services
- IT Training