DO I NEED A GSA SCHEDULE TO DO BUSINESS WITH THE GOVERNMENT?
You do not need a GSA schedule to work with the government. There is still plenty of opportunity that goes out to bid. However, GSA vendors see preference over any other company, receive exclusive opportunity notices that are not posted for public bid, and do not have to go through the RFP process to receive contracts from federal agencies
WHO CAN BUY FROM THE GSA?
The GSA schedule is a government-wide contract. This means that every federal government agency is authorized to purchase directly off of this contract vehicle. This includes over 430 departments, agencies, and sub-agencies within the federal government. In addition to that, the District of Columbia’s (DC) municipal governments are authorized to purchase off of the GSA.
HOW DO I KNOW IF THE GOVERNMENT IS BUYING MY PRODUCTS/SERVICES?
There are many ways to look at past contracts that the government has awarded, and at what values. You can also look at your direct competitors to see what sorts of government work they have been doing. Contacting us would be the easiest way to check out your industry, competition, and spending within. Our contract specialists can easily navigate you through some of the spending websites with ease and show you data that actually matters.
I'M ALREADY WORKING WITH THE GOVERNMENT. WHY WOULD I NEED A GSA SCHEDULE?
Whether you’re already getting federal contracts through the open-bid market, SAP acquisition process, or micro-purchase orders, you may still be missing out on a lot of opportunity. Not only are you opening new doors of opportunity by having a GSA Schedule, you are also giving federal agencies, some of which you may be currently working with, a more streamlined way of contracting with you. You are also eliminating any competition that may be going after the same contracts, even if you are winning them.
I HAVE A CURRENT BPA/IDIQ CONTRACT WITH A FEDERAL AGENCY. WHY WOULD I ALSO NEED A GSA CONTRACT?
If you already have a current contract with a federal agency, such as a BPA (blanket Purchase Agreement) or IDIQ (Indefinite Deliver Indefinite QUantity), those contracts are typically with only one federal agency, and even sometimes just a few agency locations. The GSA contract is government-wide. This means that having a GSA schedule allows every single federal government agency, and sub-agency, to purchase directly from you as they would with a BPA or IDIQ.
DOES K & R TAKE A PERCENTAGE OF THE CONTRACTS THAT I WIN?
Absolutely not! We do not take any percentage of your awarded contracts, whether it be $10,000.00 or $10,000,000.00. We are simply just here to get you on the GSA schedule, quickly and efficiently. Seeing our clients be successful in the government marketplace is enough for us.
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