GSA May Rethink 2 Year Business Requirement

Learn about the GSA's potential change in the 2-year business existence requirement for IT Schedule 70 Contract, and how Blackfyre can assist your business.

GSA May Rethink 2-Year Business Requirement

As Blackfyre, a preeminent GSA Federal Schedule Consulting firm, we are constantly monitoring developments and potential changes in the requirements for obtaining a GSA IT Schedule 70 Contract. A notable development has surfaced recently; the Request for Information (RFI) from GSA is hinting at a possibility of eradicating the 2-year business existence prerequisite for the IT Schedule 70 Contract. This crucial shift can be a massive game-changer for burgeoning businesses striving to gain a foothold in the federal market. Let's probe into this possible change and gauge its implications.

GSA's Consideration to Rethink 2-Year Business Requirement

Under the extant rules, businesses must have been operative for a minimum of two years to be eligible for a GSA IT Schedule 70 Contract. The underlying rationale behind this condition is to ascertain that the companies exhibit a solid track record of performance and stability.

Proposed Change

The RFI issued by GSA is soliciting feedback on the proposition of abolishing this 2-year requirement. If this suggestion materializes, it will significantly lower the hurdles for new businesses desiring to plunge into federal contracting via the IT Schedule 70.

Implications of the Potential Change

Opening Opportunities for New Businesses

Bidding adieu to the 2-year requirement can welcome an influx of newer businesses in the federal marketplace, stoking innovation and possibly introducing cutting-edge technologies and services.

Considerations for Market Quality

This reform has the potential to rev up the competition and spur innovation. However, GSA will have a task cut out in maintaining the quality and reliability of services delivered through the IT Schedule 70. They need to make sure that government agencies can still avail themselves of top-tier solutions.

Feedback and Industry Involvement

The RFI period serves as an invaluable window for businesses and stakeholders to voice their opinion on this impending change. Input from existing and prospective GSA Schedule holders will invaluably contribute to shaping the decision-making process.

How Blackfyre Can Assist

Navigating Changes

Blackfyre extends its expertise to businesses in comprehending the potential impacts of this alteration and in preparing for the opportunities it might unfurl. Our team can walk you through the ramifications on your business approach and federal market entry strategies.

RFI Participation

We can provide assistance in articulating and submitting your feedback to the RFI, ensuring that your voice is considered in their decision-making process.

Contract Acquisition and Management

Whether you are a fledgling business desiring to penetrate the federal market or a seasoned player adjusting to transitions, Blackfyre provides an extensive range of services to attain and manage GSA Schedule contracts effectively.

The GSA's potential removal of the 2-year business requirement for the IT Schedule 70 Contract symbolizes a significant paradigm shift in federal procurement. As your dedicated GSA schedule advisor, Blackfyre is committed to keeping you abreast of these changes and primed for capitalizing on new openings in federal contracting.

Obtain more info on the possible elimination of the 2-year business requirement or join hands with Blackfyre to steer through GSA Schedule procurement - contact us today. Together, let's embrace the evolving landscape of government contracting with strategic insight and readiness. Led by a former GSA Schedule Reviewer, we provide premier GSA Schedule Consulting services.

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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