GSA to Reopen Schedule 75 for New Offers
The General Services Administration (GSA) has announced that it will be reopening Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) 75. Schedule 75 provides office products, supplies, and services to authorized users of the GSA Schedule program. On June 6th GSA announced that Schedule 75 will reopen to accept new offers on October 1, 2013.
Schedule 75 was first closed on October 1, 2010 and was originally intended to be closed for 24 months. A GSA review determined an additional 12 months of inactivity was appropriate for the schedule, pushing the reopening date back to 2013. Schedule 75 covers a vast range of office products from simple items like pens, paper, envelopes, and toilet paper to bigger purchases such as shredders, computer screens, and other select furnishings. The schedule covers the essential supplies that every office regularly needs. A comprehensive list of Schedule 75 offerings can be found here.
Although Schedule 75 is very competitive, with over 600 contractors already on the schedule, it is one of the most widely used GSA Schedules. The reason Schedule 75 is so popular is because every government agency needs office supplies! Companies wishing to sell office supplies to the government should start preparing their submissions as soon as possible in order to enter a new offer on October 1st. Talk to a GSA Schedule consultant about what it takes to get on Schedule 75 so you can make sure your company hits the ground running as soon as this schedule reopens.