GSA Schedule Characteristics

A GSA Schedule is an IDIQ that is ALWAYS open for bid. 

GSA schedules are the grandfather of all IDIQs. All schedule contracts share the following four characteristics:

  1. They are open to small businesses.
  2. A services company can be virtually assured of obtaining a GSA contract if it can demonstrate its capabilities, has solid financial statements, and is willing to negotiate prices.
  3. GSA schedules are usually twenty-year contracts, an initial five-year contract followed by three five-year options.
  4. Federal buyers like to purchase from GSA schedule holders because buys can be made quickly with a minimum of paperwork.

GSA schedule task order buys do not require a public bid because full and open competition is deemed to have taken place at the time your GSA prices were negotiated. Schedule contracts are a salesperson's dream - they are a way to close a deal with your targeted buyer quickly, with very limited competition from competitors (as is the case with all IDIQs).

Are you on Schedule? Can you afford not to be?

Fedmarket can help you complete your GSA proposal quickly and professionally.


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