Why a GSA Schedule is Essential to Your Growth

Do you ever wonder why your competitors are winning business and you keep missing out?

Chances are they are on a GSA schedule.

Federal agencies cannot continue to publish single bid opportunities due to lack of contracting staff. Small service companies will need to hold one or more IDIQs to continue to grow.

A GSA Professional Service Schedule (PSS) is the equivalent of holding the best IDIQs and is even more essential if your company has only one IDIQ. Why:

  1. A PSS is a GSA GWACs (government-wide acquisition contracts) that can be use by any federal agency and state and local government. PSS is always open for bid, other GSA GWACs will not be open of several years.

  2. The flow of bid opportunities posted for PSS awardees exceeds that of any service IDIQ.

  3. A PSS is the only service IDIQ that is always open for a bid (never closes like other IDIQs). Other service IDIQs including service GWACs open and close for 5 years after the bidding period closes.

  4. A PSS covers the full range of professional services including information technology, management consulting, and engineering.

  5. PSS bidding requirements are exceptionally lenient; particularly in comparison to DOD service IDIQs that frequently include restrictive requirements such as top secret security clearances.

    • Only three relevant experience summaries of any dollar amount are required in a PSS proposal.

    • Special certifications and clearances are not required.

To sum it up obtaining a PSS schedule contract is not difficult. Any vendor serious about doing business with the government is negligent in not putting the effort in to submitting a PSS proposal to GSA.

Level the playing field.  Submit your GSA proposal now.

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