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.