GSA Schedule Application

Discover the process of obtaining a GSA Multiple Award Schedule Contract including proposal instructions, evaluation criteria and expert guidance. Apply anytime!

GSA Schedule Application: Process and Key Elements

Acquiring a GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Contract is less about simply completing an application form and more about effectively responding to a Request for Proposal (RFP). Companies with aspirations of becoming "GSA certified" or joining the GSA Schedule are expected to submit a well-rounded proposal in response to the GSA MAS Solicitation. It's worth noting that this is an open-ended solicitation without a specific due date, allowing companies the freedom to apply at their convenience.

Deciphering the GSA MAS Solicitation: Essential Components

The GSA MAS Solicitation is an intricate document often comprising the following key elements:

  • Proposal Preparation Instructions: These are detailed guidelines aiding in the preparation and submission process of your proposal.
  • Evaluation Criteria: Here, you’ll find the criteria GSA utilizes in assessing your proposal.
  • Product and Service Outlines: This section provides crucial insights into the types of products and services GSA MAS Contract accommodates.
  • Contract Terms and Conditions: Here, detailed contractual conditions including requirements and obligations are outlined.
  • Contract Administration Requirements: This part lays out the guidelines needed for managing the contract after it has been awarded.
  • Performance Requirements: This segment details the standards and expectations for fulfilling GSA MAS Contract orders.

Finding the GSA MAS Solicitation

The Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps) was the original home of the GSA MAS Solicitation. However, changes have seen it moved over to, with companies now able to view GSA MAS Solicitation directly on the new platform, or search for Solicitation Number 47QSMD20R0001 under "All Award Data". It’s recommended to download and review all attachments and links associated with the Solicitation, including the “List of Attachments” section.

Additional Tools at Your Disposal

On top of the information provided, there are additional resources designed to assist with the application process:

  1. Blackfyre, a company that specializes in GSA Schedule Contracts, having been in the industry since 1986, offers assistance throughout the application process.
  2. The "GSA Beginner’s Guide to GSA Schedules" provides an overview of the GSA Schedule Contracts, historical sales data, and steps for obtaining the contract.

If pursuing a GSA Schedule Contract is on your agenda, it's crucial to thoroughly review the Solicitation documents and consider seeking expert guidance to simplify the process. Guided by a former GSA Schedule Reviewer, our company proudly offers top-quality GSA Schedule Consulting services.

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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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