It’s that time of year when Government Services Administration (GSA) schedules are in the spotlight. Many federal agencies use these schedules to access discounted products and services that will streamline the federal procurement process. This contract vehicle is particularly important during federal year-end buying season. Every year, agencies scramble to spend their remaining budgets by the September 30 deadline or else lose their funds.
If you’re still unsure about using these schedules, here are five benefits that might persuade you.
1. Eliminate the public bid process.
Using a GSA schedule gives you the opportunity to request multiple quotes from different schedules. You can also review awarded pricing instead of posting the opportunity as a public bid. Believe it or not, the typical time to be awarded a public bid is nearly 300 days.
GSA also offers fair and reasonable pricing that could help you avoid requesting and evaluating multiple quotes for smaller purchases, allowing you to save precious time.
2. Enjoy fast delivery.
Items can be delivered within 3-5 days in most cases.
3. Save money.
Pre-negotiated GSA schedule pricing is known to be fair and reasonable. Customers may also request special quotes for larger orders, which could result in more savings beyond discounted schedule prices. In some cases, there may be a maximum order limit based on SIN number.
4. Save time.
GSA schedule orders average 15 days for procurement and delivery, while open market purchasing could take up to 268 days.
5. Shop online.
You can conveniently shop 24/7 at GSA Advantage for specific products on the schedule.
The biggest benefit?
GSA schedules make it easier to navigate business with the federal government. Our experienced Government team can help you take advantage of our schedules and federal capabilities during the busiest time of year.
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