GSA FAQs

Who is GSA?

GSA is a centralized federal procurement and property management agency created by Congress to improve government efficiency and help federal agencies better serve the public. It acquires, on behalf of federal agencies, office space, equipment, telecommunications, information technology, supplies and services. GSA provides services and solutions for the office operations of over 1 million federal …

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How are the procedures for ordering services under the Multiple Award Schedules Program different from the procedures for ordering products?

Although the Ordering Procedures for Services Requiring a Statement of Work differ from the Ordering Procedures for Products and Services That Do Not Require a Statement of Work in FAR 8.404(b), both sets of procedures are designed to simplify the acquisition process. For orders of services and/or products up to the micro-purchase threshold: Place the …

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Is it really easier to purchase from Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) contracts than it is to procure on the open market?

Purchasing from MAS contracts offers the following advantages over procuring on the open market: GSA has determined prices under MAS contracts to be fair and reasonable. Synopses are not required for MAS purchases. MAS contracts have been awarded in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. Administrative time is reduced. MAS contracts offer a wide …

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Can the Multiple Award Schedules meet all of my needs? Even large or complex requirements? What if the Schedule contractor doesn't have everything under contract? How can I be certain that the services or products I need, including new technology, are alw

With over 4 million commercial services and products available, Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) can meet the vast majority of a customer’s needs. For those large or complex requirements, MAS contractors can join with other Schedule contract holders and submit a total solution to meet a customer’s needs under a Contractor Team Arrangement (CTA). MAS contractors …

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Can items NOT on a Multiple Award Schedule contract be included on a Schedule order?

Yes. The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) has been amended to incorporate policies that address the handling of open market items. Note: Open market items are also known as incidental items, noncontract items, non-Schedule items, and items not on a Federal Supply Schedule contract. In accordance with FAR 8.401(d), for administrative convenience, an ordering office contracting …

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What does it cost and why?

The Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) 52.203.5 expressly prohibits any company from receiving compensation based upon GSA acting favorably towards a prospective vendor. Therefore, it is illegal for MarketUS to accept a commission against your potential GSA sales. An officer of your company may have to sign a Standard Form 119 certifying that you are not/will …

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