GSA Schedule Acquisition Threshold Increases

Acquisition Threshold Increases Introduction The Federal Acquisition Regulation requires the federal Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council update the statutory acquisition thresholds every five years – on October 1 of each year evenly divisible by five – using the Consumer Price Index. A new final rule on the Federal Register would… Read more

GSA Schedules – The Professional Services Schedule

GSA Schedules ~ The Professional Services Schedule As one of several initiatives to improve its professional services offerings, GSA announced in September of 2014 plans to merge a number of service related Schedules into the Professional Services Schedule (PSS). Before the merger, there were 4,400 professional services GSA Schedule Contracts across 8 service areas. The… Read more

GSA Schedule Ordering Procedures

GSA Schedule Ordering Procedures by Government Agencies  One of the many benefits of having a GSA Schedule Contract and being GSA Certified is the simplified procurement process. GSA has streamlined ordering procedures, allowing an ordering activity to direct its focus on the requirements rather than on a lengthy acquisition process. Ordering procedures are differentiated by… Read more

Benefits of the GSA Schedules Program

Benefits of the GSA Schedules Program The GSA Schedules program is the premier acquisition vehicle in government, with approximately $50 billion a year in spending or 10 percent (10%) of overall federal procurement spending. GSA Schedules are fast, easy, and effective contracting vehicles for both customers and vendors. For GSA Schedule holders, GSA establishes long-term,… Read more

Evaluation of GSA Schedule Contract Performance ~ Contractor Assessment Visit (CAV)

As a GSA contract holder, you may be contacted by a GSA Industrial Operations Analyst (IOA) to conduct a Contractor Assessment. During this assessment, the IOA will review your records to verify contractual compliance. The frequency of assessments depends on several factors, including your sales volume. The IOA will contact the GSA contract holder to… Read more

What is a GSA Schedule Sale

What is a GSA Schedule Sale? GSA contract schedule holders are required to report sales off of their GSA contracts on a quarterly basis and remit any associated industrial funding fee (IFF) to GSA. Only sales deemed GSA sales off of the GSA contract schedule holder’s contract need to be reported. To determine if a… Read more

Why Get GSA Certified

Why Get GSA Certified? GSA Schedules provide effective contracting vehicles for both customers and vendors. For GSA Schedule holders, a GSA contract provides an effective pathway for selling products and/or services to the government. For the government GSA contracts establish long-term, government-wide contracting vehicles with commercial companies to provide easy access to millions of commercial… Read more

Sharpminds GSA Schedule Training

SharpMinds GSA Schedule Training SharpMinds GSA Consultants can educate your personnel on how to use your GSA Schedule through our GSA Training Services. We offer an on-site training course designed and tailored to your company’s GSA Federal Supply Schedule contract and services/products. The training program covers the terms and conditions as well as key selling… Read more

GSA Contract Consulting

GSA Contract Consulting GSA Consultants are professionals who provide expert advice and guidance in the field of federal contracting. A specific contracting vehicle utilized by the Federal Government in order to procure products and services is the GSA Schedule. GSA Schedules are fast, easy, and effective contracting vehicles for both customers and vendors. For GSA… Read more

Getting GSA Certified

Getting GSA Certified Receiving a GSA contract award means that a contractor has been awarded a GSA Schedule Contract or has been certified by GSA. A GSA Schedule Contract is a long-term contract with the General Services Administration’s Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Program which allows federal agencies to more easily purchase services and products from… Read more