Contractors Encouraged to Join the GSA MRO Supply Schedule

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GSA’s extremely lucrative Maintenance, Repair, & Operations (MRO) purchase channel is looking for contractors on a GSA Schedule to apply for the roaming solicitation. The GSA MRO Supply Schedule is a scheduled designed for large, retail hardware operations.

According to the General Services Administration (GSA), the Federal Government currently spends almost $1.6 Billion a year on Maintenance, Repair & Operations (MRO) supplies. GSA offers federal agencies a fast and effective way to purchase these strategically sourced supplies at notably discounted prices. Currently the MRO blanket purchase agreements fall under GSA’s Schedule 51V, the GSA Hardware SuperStore.

Procurement officers prefer to to use contractors on GSA Schedules because of the savings, flexibility, transparency of the buying process, low administrative costs, and shorter lead time. The GSA Schedule filing process can take anywhere between 8 to 12 months to become approved, even when using a professional third party firm. However, the wait time is well worth the reward and has proven to be so according to businesses on a GSA Schedule.

Facts about GSA Schedules:

  • The GSA Schedule Contract is the most widely used government contract vehicle. In fiscal year 2012 federal, state, and local government spent over $37 billion through GSA Contracts.
  • About $50 billion is spent each through GSA MAS (Multiple Award Schedules) Schedules
  • 80% of all GSA Schedule Vendors are Small Businesses
  • 36% of Sales are generated are from properly registered Small Businesses
  • There are currently more than 19,000 available GSA MAS contracts

If you would like to learn more about GSA Schedules please download our free packet “How to Complete Your Own GSA Schedule.”

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