simplify procurement with GSA Schedules?
While many are familiar with GSA Schedules as a way to simplify procurement, it is not always clear exactly how they simplify procurement. Acquisitions through GSA Schedules are issued using full and open competition. Prices have already been deemed fair and reasonable, and contracts are in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, reducing evaluation cycles. Purchases can be made directly from a contractor’s GSA Schedule Contract, eliminating time-consuming responses to complex RFP’s and lengthy negotiations.
GSA Schedule Agreements and Programs
- Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs) between agencies and contractors under the GSA Schedule are established to meet recurring product/service needs. BPA’s reduce administrative costs by eliminating repetitive ordering procedures.
- Contractor Team Arrangements (CTAs) are agreements between two or more GSA Schedule Contract holders to work together in order to provide a complete solution to an agency’s need.
- GSA Advantage! is an online shopping mall for federal government agencies to view, compare, and directly purchase products and services available through GSA Schedule Contracts.
- eBuy allows buyers to request information, find sources, and prepare RFQs/RFPs online for all of the services and products offered throughout GSA’s MAS program.