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What Is GSA and How to Obtain a GSA Contract?

What Is GSA and How to Obtain a GSA Contract?

If you have a product or service, it might be something that the US General Services or GSA buys. Every year, GSA(which can be called the federal government’s business manager, buyer of supplies and services, telecommunications manager, and real estate developer) issues contracts for products and services worth billions of dollars. GSA is one of the federal government’s best buyers as it provides workspace, equipment, supplies, and support that are required by other federal agencies to get their job done.

If you want to find out how to do business with them or obtain a federal government contract, SBUC or GSA’s Small Business Utilization Centre is the first point of contact to get the necessary information. The small business assistance team of the center is dedicated to the identification of bidding opportunities for small businesses. They can also provide information, resources and counselling.

How To Obtain GSA Contracts And What Is A GSA Number?

If you go to the federal agency in order to sell your products and services, the first thing that they are likely to ask you is if you have a GSA number. This is a GSA schedule contract number. You can get it by downloading a solicitation. This is actually an invitation for the submission of an offer. You can keep track of the upcoming opportunities to obtain contracts from set aside contracts.

Once you get the GSA number, you are required to send your offer to GSA Contracting Officer who will be mentioned in the solicitation package. This officer will perform a thorough review of the offer sent forth by you and inform you about any additional information that might be needed. If you are lucky enough to meet all the requirements, you will receive an approval by the Contracting Officer to be able to sell your products and services to the Federal Government.