GSA May Rethink 2 Year Business Requirement

Discover the implications of GSA's potential elimination of the 2-year business existence requirement for IT Schedule 70 Contracts with Blackfyre Consulting.

GSA May Rethink 2 Year Business Requirement

As Blackfyre, a preeminent GSA Federal Schedule Consulting firm, we are at the forefront of monitoring developments and potential changes in attaining a GSA IT Schedule 70 Contract. A recent Request for Information (RFI) from GSA, considering the removal of the 2-year business existence requirement for the IT Schedule 70 Contract, is a development of significant weight. This could potentially pave the way for newbie businesses in the federal market. Here's a detailed overview of the proposed change and its potential ramifications.

GSA's Consideration to Rethink 2-Year Business Requirement:

Current Requirement:

  • As per the current norms, businesses need to be operational for a minimum of two years to be eligible for a GSA IT Schedule 70 Contract. This prerequisite ensures that the businesses have a validated performance history and stability.

Proposed Change:

  • GSA, through its RFI, is seeking industry feedback on the proposal to do away with this 2-year requirement. If approved, it could considerably lower the entry barriers for nascent businesses looking to venture into federal contracting via the IT Schedule 70.

Implications of the Potential Change:

Opportunities for New Businesses:

  1. The proposal to delete the 2-year requirement could potentially lead to a surge of newer businesses in the federal marketplace, stimulating innovation, and introducing state-of-the-art technologies and services.

Assuring Market Quality:

  1. While this change could foster competition and innovation, GSA must ponder on ways to uphold the exemplary standards and reliability of services offered under IT Schedule 70, creating an assurance for government agencies that they will continue to draw top-notch procurement solutions.

Feedback and Active Participation:

The RFI period is a pivotal phase for businesses and stakeholders to express their views and propose inputs on the proposed change. Strategies and ideas from current and aspiring GSA Schedule holders will play a crucial role in shaping the final decision.

Paving the Way with Blackfyre:

Navigating Changes:

  • Blackfyre can assist businesses in thoroughly comprehending the potential aftermath of this transition and how to effectively prepare for the opportunities it might pave the way for. Our professional team can span through the implications for your business strategies and entry plans into the federal market.

RFI Participation:

  • Blackfyre can aid in articulating and submitting your feedback about the RFI, ensuring that your voice is acknowledged and that your concerns and proposed suggestions are heeded during the decision making process.

Contract Acquisition and Management:

  • Whether you are a new entrant attempting to harbor a place in the federal market or an already established entity adapting to the market situation changes, Blackfyre extends a comprehensive array of services to effectively procure and manage GSA Schedule contracts.

The potential decision of the GSA to eliminate the 2-year business requirement for the IT Schedule 70 Contract might lead to a substantial transition in federal procurement. With Blackfyre as your dedicated GSA schedule consultant, we ensure to keep you updated and prepared for these evolutions, placing your business in a strategic position to harness the new opportunities in federal contracting.

For an elaborative understanding of the potential elimination of the 2-year business existence requirement or to discuss how Blackfyre can help your business sail through GSA Schedule procurement, contact us today. Let's embrace the shifting dynamics of government contracting with collective strategic wisdom and readiness. Headed by a former GSA Schedule Reviewer, we assure to provide top-notch 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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