Did you know? Government buyers use the US General Services Administration (GSA)'s Schedule Contracts to buy commercial, off-the-shelf, products or services from thousands of vendors.
Government buyers often prefer vendors with GSA Schedules because the buying process is faster. Learn more about GSA Schedule Contracts at www.gsa.gov/masnews.
Why is this helpful? You can see your competitors' GSA Schedule Contracts products, services, and pricing. Would you compete with them on price? Would buyers pay a premium for your unique value?
Where to go: www.gsa.gov
How to start:
- From the left menu, choose GSA Advantage. Then from the top tabs, click "Schedules e-Library". Choose the category of products or services that you offer. You’ll get a list of related Schedule Contracts and description of what each covers.
- Explore! Click Schedule ID for a list of the categories of products or services it covers.
- Jot down the Schedule IDs for YOUR products or services for use in Lesson 3.
What to look for: Check out who's selling -- listed alphabetically, and searchable as well.
- If any data is underlined, that means you can click for more information.
That's how you get to individual vendors' pricing, labor rates, and contract terms and conditions!
- Using the search box, type a competitor's name.
See whether and what they offer through GSA Schedules.
- Finish your lesson time exploring. Sort by City and State. See which companies have what kind of small business preference.
What next? Find out how much business these companies actually won...with Easy Lesson 3!