General Services Administration. General Services Administration. Ruthie Cutlip Customer Service Director Huntsville, AL 256-544-4244. Agenda. ` General Services Administration (GSA) – Mission & Purpose ` Procurement Process & Basic Participation Requirements
General Services Administration
Customer Service Director
` General Services Administration (GSA) – Mission & Purpose
` Procurement Process & Basic Participation
` Multiple Award Schedule Contracts
The federal government’s procurement expert.
Help federal agencies acquire the space, products, services and consulting they need from federal and commercial sources.
Provide and contract for billions of dollars’ worth of products and services for federal agencies.
Sell surplus federal property, such as real estate and vehicles to the public.
To help federal agencies better serve the public by offering at best value:
` Superior Workplaces
` Expert Solutions
` Acquisition Services
` Management Policies
Boston, MAGSA’s Regional Structure11 Regional Offices
New York, NY
San Francisco, CA
Kansas City, MO
Fort Worth, TX
Small Business Utilization Offices/Centers are located in these 11 major metropolitan cities, including a satellite center in Los Angeles, CA.
ALABAMA, FLORIDA, GEORGIA, KENTUCKY, MISSISSIPPI, NORTH CAROLINA, SOUTH CAROLINA, TENNESSEE
GSA’s advocate for the Small Business Community
Established June 26, 1979 pursuant to Public Law (P.L.) 95-507
Regional Office of Small Business Utilization
“Southeast Sunbelt” Region 4
Helps to develop small business programs and subcontracting requirements to ensure that small businesses are given every maximum practical opportunity to engage in the federal procurement process.
Ensure that small businesses get their fair
Negotiates annual procurement goals with
each federal agency;
Reviews each agency’s results; and,
Is responsible for ensuring that the statutory
government-wide goals are met.
Construction / Facilities Management
Federal Acquisition Service
Travel & Transportation
Construction & Facilities Management
Builder and Landlord of over 8000 government- owned or leased buildings Physical/Electronic Security (Homeland Security)Central Facilities Management Cafeteria/Vending Landscaping Services Relocation Services
Architectural and engineering services; Construction of new buildings and facilities;Paving and concrete work;Elevator installation and repair;Interior design and decorating;DemolitionBuilding securityEnvironmental testing and remediationCentral facilities management
Hand and power tools and hardwareTravel ManagementInformation Technology & GWAC’sOffice SolutionsFurniture & furnishings Solutions Management Services SolutionsVehicle Solutions
Management Services, Auburn, WA
Office Supplies & Paper Products – New York, NY
Hardware and Appliances Kansas City, MO
Automotive, Furniture, Information Technology - Arlington, VA
General Products – Ft. Worth, TX
Opportunities over $25,000 are posted on this website
Under FEDBIZOPPS You Can Bid On Full And Open Procurements; and respond to:
Request For Quotes (RFQ’S);
Requests For Proposals (RFP’S);
Broad Agency Announcements (BAA’S); Or
Sources Sought Announcements (SSA’S).
Opportunities below $2,500 are procured
with a government credit card
Small Purchases is BIG Business!
GSAAdvantage! & EBuy
GSA Advantage! www.gsadvantage.gov
On-Line shopping center for all government customers.
Vendor must maintain and keep current.
e-Buy: Allows Federal customers to request quotes from
contractors who have a GSA Schedule Contract.
* A simplified procurement process where GSA awards contracts to multiple commercial firms for commonly used supplies and services
* No Bidding Involved:
GSA negotiates prices/rates for products/services
* Contractors must meet acceptable levels of expertise, performance and offer best value
* Over 60 schedules covering a wide variety of commercially
available commodities and services
* $66 billion program
* 5-year basic with 3 five-year option periods
The program is designed to offer *Federal Government* buyers better prices, terms and conditions than they have available in the commercial market.
Most Favored Customer Pricing
*Some “Schedules” available to State & local Governments
Start your Past Performance Review:
Past Performance Evaluations are completed through a private contractor called Open Ratings Inc. They will survey your customers and assign a score to your company according to the cusomters reply for a fee of $125.00. This score will be used to compare your past performance with others.
All Vendors Must be Registered:
Central Contractor Registration: www.ccr.gov
The Central Contractor Registration (CCR) is the primary
vendor database for the U.S. Federal Government.
Do you have a Duns and Bradstreet Number or if “yes”, have you updated your information?
Duns and Bradstreet (D&B) provides a unique nine-digit identification called a D-U-N-S Number. http://smallbusiness.dnb.com.default.asp
Phone: (866) 472-7362
ORCA: On-line Representations and Certifications Application.
Took the place of paper-based certifications & representations
The North American Industry Classification Systems (NAICS)
All vendors must use the appropriate NAICS code for the product or service they want to offer.
Phone: 301-763-INFO (4636)
Small Business programs
Basic Steps To “Schedules” Process
YOU: Complete Online Registrations and
Start Past Performance Review
YOU: Obtain and Complete Solicitation
YOU: Submit Completed Offer
GSA: Evaluates/Reviews Offer
GSA/YOU: Negotiate Offer
YOU: If Rejected, request debriefing within 3 days
YOU: Load information to GSA Advantage
YOU: Market your New GSA Contract Number
GSA Contract Holder
www.dla.mil/db/procurem.htm (listed by State)
What If You Need Assistance In Completing Your Offer?
The FSS Center for Acquisition for Excellence
Online, self-paced training course,
"How to Become a Contractor—GSA Schedules Program."
The Information Technology (IT) Acquisition Center
IT training seminars for GSA Schedule 70 on "How to Prepare a Quality Offer
Potentially huge revenue source
Expanding sales opportunities
New State and Local opportunities
If what you provide is listed on a GSA Schedule, if you are registered, if you can provide your commercial product or service at fair market price at best value, and, if you can show favorable performance and financial history – then
Get on Schedule!!