General Services Administration (GSA)
DTS has GSA rates for the following Information Technology Services
- Systems Development
- Systems Analysis
- Programming Services
- Data Conversion Services
GSA Schedule Description
A GSA schedule is an unfunded, five-year contract listing the prices the federal government has agreed to pay for a vendor's commercial products and services. The contract may be renewed for three five-year periods resulting in a 20-year contract if all renewals are executed. A GSA schedule contract is an official federal contract but it is not funded and it does not have products or services to deliver immediately. Funding occurs when an order is signed by a federal agency. There are 62 categories of commercial products and services that vendors may apply for under GSA contract . Known as schedules, these categories cover everything from industrial products, vehicles, computers and office products, to most categories of professional services. Today, GSA schedules are the favored purchasing mechanism for most federal buyers and an ideal sales and closing vehicle for vendors. Large federal contractors can have GSA schedule sales exceeding $ 100 million annually. To be an approved supplier under a GSA schedule, the vendor must go through an arduous application process. Negotiating fair and reasonable prices for the products or services to be delivered is the most important aspect of application process. If a contract is successfully negotiated, the vendor is placed on a list of approved suppliers for that particular schedule. Buyers for federal agencies can order using GSA Advantage, the online marketplace for GSA schedule product/services. An order under a schedule is a request for products and/or services. Approved vendors under a GSA schedule use the prices listed in their GSA contract to price orders received from federal agencies.