GSA Purchase Sizes
GSA Purchases under $150,000 - Bidding is not necessary. The GSA grants around 93% of them. GSA Procurement between $150,000 – $2,500,000 - Bidding is needed, out of which around 53% are allocated to contractors, the exclusive bidder on the contract.
Net Zero Energy Initiatives
The first Net Zero federal building, The Wayne Aspinall Federal Building and Courthouse, is located in Grand Junction, Colorado. The GSA will be investing in sustainable energy technologies that will make the Wayne Building one of the most energy and cost efficient buildings in the country.
GSA Working with Small Business
It is the federal government's goal to support small business participation in the GSA Schedule program. Orders that are placed against a small business's GSA Schedule are reported as accomplishments and credited towards small business goals.
1122 GSA Program
In 1994 the National Defense Authorization Act under authority of the Department of Defense (DoD) established the authority for states and portions of local government to purchase law enforcement equipment through federal procurement channels, most notably through the GSA Contracts.
GSA CTA (Contractor Teaming Arrangements)
A Contractor Team Arrangement is when two or more GSA Schedule contractors work together in many cases complementing each other’s capabilities to offer a total solution for the order requirements of a federal bid.
Top 10 GSA Schedules
Schedule 70 is the largest schedule encompassing 28% of all GSA Schedule Spending (Total GSA Schedule Spending is $56 Billion.) Therefore IT companies have a great prospect of obtaining business through a GSA Schedule.
GSA Schedule 70 Specific Topics
In 2012 the budget for IT spending will be approximately $79.5 Billion dollars. In attempts to make the government more scale-able, the federal government has adopted a “cloud first policy” meaning a federal agency must adopt a cloud based solution whenever it exists.
GSA Schedule 70
Cyber Security Initiative - The White House has a Comprehensive National Cyber Security Initiative that aims to integrate the management of the Federal Enterprise Network. The goal is to one day create for the Federal Government a single network enterprise with Trusted Internet Connections. This is a large scale project with arms reaching throughout the government.