Coronavirus Telework and the GSA Schedule

Explore how the GSA Schedule can support agencies during the COVID-19 pandemic through telework services, office cleaning supplies, telemental health, and more.

Coronavirus Telework and the GSA Schedule

The GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS), often known as the GSA Schedule, emerges as a critical lifeline for agencies grappling with the unprecedented challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. This powerful contract vehicle furnishes a proliferative variety of solutions, specifically tailored to bolster teleworking protocols and maintain rigorous sanitation standards.

Let us delve deeper into the seven significant ways in which the GSA Schedule can seamlessly assist agencies:

  1. Telework Training

  2. Under the Professional Services category, the GSA Schedule provides beneficial training services. This assistance can significantly expedite and simplify agencies' understanding and implementation of the stringent requirements mandated by the Telework Enhancement Act of 2010.

  3. Telework Consulting

  4. Via the same Professional Services category, agencies can access specialized consulting services. This resource gives them leverage to evaluate and elevate their extant telework programs.

  5. Telework Equipment

  6. From cables, printers, laptops to the latest teleconferencing tools - all quintessential telework equipment is readily available under the IT Large Category of the GSA Schedule. This BIC, or Best-in-Class solution, offers agencies the advantage of pre-negotiated rates for high-quality products.

  7. IT Services for Infrastructure and Security

  8. The IT Large Category extends a further array of essential services for building secure and robust telework infrastructures. These span across everything from innovative cloud solutions, meticulous cybersecurity measures, adequate software provision, and expert IT consulting.

  9. Web-Based Training

  10. Whether agencies are working out of office or maneuvering remote work conditions, they have convenient access to professional web-based training courses. Administered via the globally recognized GSA Professional Services Large Category, this training is perfectly adaptable to both settings.

  11. Telemental Health

  12. Recognizing the paramount importance of mental health, the 'Social Services, Professional Counseling and Veterans’ Readjustment & Behavioral Health Services' category on the GSA Schedule covers critical telemental health services. This thoughtful provision enables patients to receive care whilst abiding by social distancing norms in the current pandemic era.

  13. Office Cleaning Supplies

  14. For on-site staff who are mission-critical, agencies can source necessary sanitisers, soaps, and antibacterial wipes off the GSA Schedule. This move warrants a clean, safe workspace.

Additional Information

If your agency seeks specific guidance on procuring products and services via the GSA Schedule, you can refer to GSA's official website. This platform provides end-to-end, detailed walkthroughs on the GSA Schedule's offerings.
Relevant firms, such as Blackfyre, can serve as a resource for companies keen on offering solutions to the federal government. They specialise in securing and overseeing GSA Schedule Contracts.
The GSA Schedule, steered by a former GSA Schedule Reviewer, provides a streamlined, efficient route for government agencies to avail critical services and products. This pathway has proved particularly relevant amidst crisis situations, such as the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Invisioned to be accessible and user-friendly, this blog post employs simple, clear language to enable a wider reader base.

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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