GSA: How to Apply for a GSA Schedule

GSA Schedules: "The Way" to Grow in the Federal Market

Over $30 billion dollars of federal contracts are awarded annually through small business friendly GSA schedules. GSA schedules are a favored mechanism for federal buyers to contract awards to avoid the delays and piles of paperwork required for a public competition.

Fedmarket is offering a complimentary 10 installment primer on GSA Schedules and why they are such crucial "seed contracts" for small businesses to win federal contracts. As the titles suggest, the 10 installments in the series tell readers why they should seek a GSA schedule.

  1. Federal Buyers Use GSA Schedules Extensively to Make Quick and Easy Buys
  2. Companies Do Not Need Federal Experience to Be Awarded a GSA Schedule Contract
  3. GSA Schedule Companies Can Bid Quickly with Limited Competition
  4. GSA Schedules Promote Awarding Contracts to Small Businesses
  5. How to Apply for a GSA Schedule
  6. How to Sell with a GSA Schedule
  7. Small Service Businesses Need a MAC to Grow
  8. How GSA Schedules are Used to Award Service Contracts
  9. How GSA Schedules are Used to Award Product Contracts
  10. A Prime Opportunity: Reselling Products Through GSA Schedules

5. GSA: How to Apply for a GSA Schedule

GSA schedule solicitations are always open to receive proposals to be evaluated for a contract award. The GSA eLibrary provides a list of GSA schedules and their corresponding solicitation documents (Request for Proposals (RFP)). The solicitation document shows the list of files required in a GSA schedule proposal. Analysis of the solicitation will show you that writing a GSA schedule proposal is a complex endeavor; particularly in developing and proposing profitable prices.

Some companies will write GSA schedule proposals in house if they have a writer with GSA schedule and/or federal proposal writing and pricing experience. Others use Fedmarket to write the proposal for them in a team effort with the company. Richard White, CEO of Fedmarket personally assists each company is developing a profitable proposed price to offer to GSA as a part of the proposal writing contract with Fedmarket.

Call 888 661 4094, Ext. 2 for GSA assistance, such as:

  • Which GSA schedule fits your company?
  • Do you have the qualifications to receive a contact award?
  • Assistance in finding the GSA solicitation document.
  • Prices for Fedmarket's GSA schedule services.
  • Arrange a complimentary call with Richard White to discuss GSA schedule pricing.

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