GSA Schedules and GWACs
So you are looking for business. Your company is growing but you are looking for potential markets. What about the Federal Government? With sequestration the time might not seem the best to pursue this work but that is not the case, with the increasing number set aside contracts it is a potential huge market for any small business.
GSA Schedules creates “vehicles” for Federal agencies to procure products and services. In simple term, these are contracts which Small Businesses could potentially bid on in order to provide their services/products to federal agencies. GSA Schedules, and their IT counterparts the GWACs, make it easy for those agencies to procure those services/products. If these vehicles make it easier for those agencies to order from the contract holders then it behooves small business to be one of those contract holders.
Additionally the GSA has generously created programs for small businesses to have an ADVANTAGE over other when bidding for these contracts, from 8(a) to Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small businesses.
So what do you need to know. You can visit the GSA website,www.gsa.gov , and get knowledgeable on what the schedules are and how they operate, you can visit the Internet for many providers of this service or you can visit our website at www.ilesportatore.com and purchase one of our short and simple guides on the subject. Whatever you do, make sure you take advantage of this opportunity.
Look forward to your comments,