Is a GSA Schedule Worth It?
Are you wondering , is a GSA Schedule worth it? Tom Sharpe, who is helping the agency double its market share in two years, would say YES!
The article discusses a new platform that the General Services Administration (GSA) is rolling out to allow procurement officers to compare many contracting vehicles, STARS, DOD EMALL, GSA Schedules, etc, which GSA Commissioner Tom Sharpe believes will encourage procurement officers to use GSA schedules to procure more of the goods and services that they need, because GSA schedules will offer the most competitive pricing.This is how the GSA would double it’s market share, by being the best option for procurement.
I think a lot of companies, particularly small businesses, wonder if acquiring and maintaining a GSA schedule to sell to the Federal government is worth the time and effort, hence the question, “Is a GSA Schedule worth it?” If Tom Sharpe is correct and GSA begins to fulfill the lions share of procurement needs than YES having a GSA schedule would be worth the investment of time, money and resources.
Read more in Federal Times’ article: http://www.federaltimes.com/article/20140521/ACQ/305210016/1001