The General Services Administration (GSA) is a government bureau that is entrusted with managing government structures, buildings and real estate. This agency gives product and service acquisition support and development of policies, protocol and regulations. GSA schedule contracts were refined to aid federal workers in purchasing and acquiring products and services easily without having to put out an RFP and obtain quotes before choosing a vendor. The contract contains the delivery terms, warranty agreements and the pre-negotiated prices.
So how long does it take to get a GSA Schedule Contract?
The time it takes to get a GSA Schedule Contract usually depends on two things:
- The time you take to prepare your proposal
- The time GSA takes to review your proposal and negotiate your contract award.
It can take up to a year if you decide to formulate and prepare your own proposal. Additionally, the time taken to by the GSA to review your proposal largely depends on the type of GSA Schedule you are in pursuance of. In general, it takes about three to four months for an IT Schedule while the Furniture and Security Schedules can take up to a year.
If you need consulting and guidance getting on a GSA schedule, contact the GSA Scheduler at (518) 360-2107 and we’ll be glad to help.