GSA Schedule Disaster Purchasing

Explore the GSA Disaster Purchasing program, enabling state & local governments to efficiently purchase disaster management supplies & services for effective community resilience.

GSA Schedule Disaster Purchasing

The GSA Disaster Purchasing program is an innovative initiative that empowers state and local governments to purchase from the GSA Multiple Award Schedule Contract in the face of disaster preparation, response, or recovery. Think of these disasters as those typically declared by the President under the Stafford Act, extending from various natural to man-made disasters.

Key Aspects of GSA Disaster Purchasing

Let's dive into a couple of significant facets of this program:

  • Program Initiation: The Disaster Recovery Purchasing program was initially birthed in fiscal year 2007, with its focus exclusively on disaster recovery. But by 2010, it spread its wings to include disaster preparedness as well.
  • Program Scope: The program is astutely designed to lend a helping hand in preparing for, responding to, or recovering from disasters. It even covers disasters sprouting from terrorism or other man-made incidents.

GSA Schedule Disaster Purchasing Sales Trend

Note that sales to state and local governments via this program have made a noticeable growth leap since its inception. Remarkably, from fiscal year 2011 to 2021, there has been more than a threefold boomerang in sales.

Fiscal Year 2021 Sales Breakdown

Here's a snapshot of the 2021 sales:

  1. Total sales that year exceeded $185 million.
  2. The lion's share of sales were in the Professional Services category, accruing to approximately $99 million.
  3. Other notable categories included Information Technology, Security and Protection, Office Management, and Facilities.

Top GSA Schedule SINs for FY 2021

In 2021, the Special Item Number (SIN) 541611, which handles Management and Financial Consulting, represented about 30% of all Disaster Recovery sales. Other leading SINs marked the spotlight, including Facilities Maintenance & Management, Business Information Services, IT Professional Services, and Security Training.

Importance of the Program

Why is this program so important? Disaster Purchasing through the GSA Schedule provides a streamlined and efficient process. State and local governments can access necessary products and services swiftly during critical times. The program ensures quick procurement and leverages the federal government’s purchasing power for better pricing and terms.

Eligibility and Participation

Who is eligible? State and local governments, including cities, counties, towns, tribal governments, and public educational institutions, make the eligibility list. This program allows these entities a broader range of resources during emergencies and disaster situations.

In summary, the GSA Disaster Purchasing program plays a kingpin role. It equips state and local entities with the requisite tools and services for effective disaster management. Consequently, it contributes to more resilient communities. At the helm are former GSA Schedule Reviewers offering unparalleled GSA Schedule Consulting services.

Effective Strategies for Boosting Website Visibility

Now that the post is coming to a close, it's crucial to remember that this streamlined access to disaster preparedness tools isn't all we offer. In addition to disaster preparedness solutions, we also offer various services aimed at helping businesses optimize their online presence. Keep an eye out for upcoming content on effective strategies for boosting website visibility.

Stay prepared, stay connected and let's build resilient communities together.

Pedro has extensive background as a Contracting Officer and Contract Specialist, has worked across seven federal agencies, managing contracts totaling over $1 billion in the professional and tech sectors. His notable tenure includes serving with the DoD/DARPA during the inception of their robotics program. Additionally, he played a pivotal role in initiating the Cyber Special Item Number (SIN) within the GSA's IT Schedule 70 as a Team Lead. After graduating from Harvard, he started Blackfyre to help you win your next contract.

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