GSA Contract FAQs
There are great benefits to acquiring a GSA Contract, but the process seems to be designed to frustrate. The GSA Schedule FAQs below are organized into different topics to help guide you toward the answers you are looking for.
The process to get a GSA Contract is frustrating and confusing. The instructions are buried within a 200-300 page document, and they are not very helpful to a newcomer. Getting a GSA Schedule Contract involves several steps, and usually takes from 4-8 months.
Preparing the GSA Schedule offer requires experience with government contracts. Several documents are generic templates that must be completed with precision. Other documents are specific to your company and your GSA Schedule.
After submission, you can expect clarifications and negotiations. These stages require satisfying the GSA Contracting Officer in document and pricing requirements. In this stage, challenges and obstacles will often surface, making it very advantageous to use an expert GSA Consultant.
After your GSA Contract is awarded, you are required to register your company in the GSA Advantage system, which will grant you access to E-Buy. These web-based systems revolve around marketing to the federal buyers that use GSA for acquisition.