GSAU.S. General Services Administration
U.S. General Services Administration
Under the GSA Schedules Program, GSA enters into contracts with commercial firms to provide supplies and services at stated prices for given periods of time. Orders are placed directly with the Schedule contractor, and deliveries are made directly to the customer.
The GSA Schedules Program mirrors commercial buying practices more than any other procurement process in the federal government today. It provides customers with state-of-the-art, high-quality commercial supplies and services at volume discount pricing on a direct delivery basis. All customers, large or small, even those in remote locations, are provided the same services, convenience, and pricing.
How do GSA Schedules make it easier for you, a procurement official, to buy supplies and services?
Since GSA has already negotiated fair and reasonable pricing, you only need to determine that an offer is the “best value." Orders placed against GSA Schedules meet the requirements for full and open competition when you follow the procedures in Federal Acquisition Regulation 8.4. Save yourself the time and hassles of the standard bid process! The program also offers the benefits of shorter lead-times, lower administrative costs, and reduced inventories.
Multiple Award Schedules (MAS)
These schedules cover contracts awarded to firms supplying comparable commercial supplies and services at varying prices. They provide customers with the variety and the flexibility necessary to select the best value item that meets their needs at the lowest overall cost alternative (considering price, special features, administrative costs, etc.).
Consistent with the Competition in Contracting Act, Multiple Award Schedules are competitive in that participation in the program is open to all responsible sources, and orders placed following the procedures in FAR 8.4 result in the lowest overall cost alternative to meet the needs of the government. GameTime has a GSA Multiple Award Schedule to meet your park and playground needs.