IT Schedule 70 is a long-term contract issued by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) to a commercial technology vendor. Award of a Schedule contract signifies that the GSA has determined that the vendor’s pricing is fair and reasonable and the vendor is in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. IT Schedule 70 is an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) contract. It is an IT procurement vehicle that offers a comprehensive array of state-of-the-art IT products, services, and solutions. Approximately 80 percent of IT Schedule 70 contract holders are small businesses.
What is GSA Schedule 70
How Do You Get GSA IT?
To get the Schedule 70 contract, you have to do an application to be approved. Keep in mind this does not give you 100% guarantee that you will have business with the government. Just as you market to your local consumers, you would also need to sell to these federal, state, and local government agencies.
Before submitting an offer to become a Multiple Award Schedule contractor, there are a few steps you must take.
Training: There are two training sessions that you must complete to help you fully understand the GSA Schedule Program. The first is called Pathways to Success, and the second is a Readiness Assessment. Both training sessions are free and web-based. The Pathways to Success training will teach you:
- How GSA Schedule contracts work
- About succeeding as a partner
- To-do on how to be awarded and administered a schedule contract
- Details about the offer process
Putting Your GSA IT Schedule 70 Offer Together
This is no easy task, and will take some effort on your part. This portion requires that you put together documents about your company’s financial situation, products, or services you offer, experience level, and business dealings. This process comes with forms which you will fill and also other information which you will provide. The forms you would need to fill are:
- Letter of Supply
- Agent Authorization Letter
- Price Proposal
- Sample Labor Category Matrix
The information you are to provide include:
- Technical proposal
- Financial Statements
- Commercial Pricelist
- Commercial Sales Practice
Upload & Submit IT Schedule 70 Offer
The digital system, eOffer, is what you will be using while completing your information and finally submitting your completed offer. This system is picky in its requirements for entering data. You can alter the information up until you submit the offer. No one has access to this until you do that, so be sure all info is accurate.
Your offer will be reviewed by a representative who will ensure your company can deliver the products or services you plan to offer, and that your offer is at the best price.
Lastly, if you receive an Multiple Award Schedule Contract in the IT Category, you can market and, subsequently, sell your products or services on a larger scale of federal, state, and local government agencies. Do not forget that having a GSA Schedule 70 Contract is not a guarantee of sales. You still will have to do the job of marketing your products or services.
Schedule &0 may be what you need for your business, so be precise as you are filling out all of the forms that have been listed above. Keep in mind this does not guarantee you will receive more business. Nothing is ever 100% guarantee. Getting a GSA IT Schedule 70 is one that can impact your business positively in more ways than one. By following the carefully laid down procedures and providing the right information at every point, you are one step closer to getting a GSA IT Schedule 70 contract. Unfortunately, the process is complicated and difficult. GSA Focus is here to help, with comprehensive services at an affordable rate.