As the 2015 fiscal year gets underway, many contractors are considering the benefits of GSA schedule registration. GSA schedules are a great way to do business with the federal government, however the registration process can be daunting, especially to inexperienced vendors.
The GSA Schedule program provides federal agencies and privately owned firms to conduct business in a less time consuming and more simple way than the traditional bidding process. Purchases through a GSA Schedule offer a reduction in lead time as well as more flexibility and options for purchasing officers. Since the program is similar to commercial buying practices, it is easier for vendors to comply with federal regulations.
Last year, over 19,000 purchases were made by the US Federal Government through GSA Schedules – 40% of these were even through small businesses! Such transactions total 10% of all federal contracting in the nation, which is a fairly significant amount of money. Since all products, services, and prices are arranged during registration, no negotiation is necessary to obtain the job. The agency makes a purchase online and the business fulfills the order.
Getting a GSA Schedule contract or attracting business once you have one is not a piece of cake. Registration can take over a year to prepare and file and even once you’ve been awarded a contract, there is no guarantee you will make money through a GSA Schedule. Vendors who do find success do so through a significant investment of both time and other resources, by marketing themselves to buyers and competing with other firms listed on their Schedule.
To combat these challenges, US Federal Contractor Registration has helped thousands of businesses not only complete the registration but also evaluate whether they have the stability and resources necessary to become a successful GSA Schedule contract holder. Their experienced Case Managers will help them through the entire process, ensuring all proper paperwork is prepared and filed correctly and offering support and assistance from start to finish.
To find out more information about GSA Schedule registration and get a free Federal Marketplace Evaluation with a dedicated Acquisition Specialist, call US Federal Contractor Registration’s Contractor Helpline today! During your call, you can get valuable information about demand for your company’s product or service in the federal marketplace, learn about the biggest competitors in your industry, and begin developing an effective marketing plan to find success in government contracting.
US Federal Contractor Registration is the world’s largest third party registration firm that conducts everything from System for Award Management (SAM) to GSA Schedules. US Federal Contractor Registration testimonials and reviews are second to none with having registered over 65,000 businesses in System for Award Management. US Federal Contractor Registration has also registered and provided federal marketing solutions for businesses like McGraw Hill, HP, Wells Fargo, Xerox, GoodWill, Dixie, UPS, Heinz, Sheraton Hotels, Marriott, Westin, Interstate Oil, CITI, and Coldwell Banker; as well as academic institutions and colleges like NYC, Northwestern, Oxford, Southwestern, and Mercer. Numerous federal agencies like US Army, US Navy, Veteran Affairs and United States Department of Agriculture have also had their government paperwork facilitated by US Federal Contractor Registration Case Managers