12 Reasons why Federal Buyers should use a GSA Contractor
For Federal Buyers, such as Procurement Specialists and Contracting Officers, it is a daily challenge to determine the best avenue for purchasing goods and services. One of the many options is the GSA Schedule Program, which establishes long-term government-wide contracts with commercial firms to provide access to millions of commercial products and services at volume discount pricing. But, with many different options available, how is the Federal Buyer convinced to use a GSA Contractor to acquire their goods or services? GSA has provided 12 reasons as to why a buyer should use GSA Schedules.
- Streamlined acquisition processes.
- No requirement to synopsize.
- Socioeconomic determinations are made at the contract level.
- Small Business set-asides are allowable at the discretion of the ordering activity contracting officer.
- Easy handling of the “rule of two” prescribed in FAR Part 19.
- Subcontracting plans are issued and administered at the contract level.
- GSA performs the contractor responsibility determination IAW FAR Part 9 at the contract level.
- Conducting a cost and price analysis as prescribed in FAR Subpart 15.4 is not required.
- Additional discounts off of the already fair and reasonable pricing is permitted and encouraged at the order level.
- The FAR Part 15 debriefing requirement does not apply to orders.
- Use of GSA Schedules is considered a competitive procedure in accordance with FAR 6.102(d)(3)).
- Over 28 million products and services on GSA Contracts.
Trinity Video Communications is an audiovisual and video communications company that provides clients with state-of-the-art technologies that transform the way they communicate, interact and do business. Trinity also provides real-time unified communications to government agencies including the Department of Justice, Department of Defense, Homeland Security and law enforcement agencies at the federal, state and local levels responsible for mission critical initiatives. Trinity Video Communications holds a GSA Information Technology (IT) Schedule 70, commonly referred to as the IT Schedule or Schedule 70, a contract companies obtain in order to sell IT products and services to the U.S. government.
Trinity is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky with additional offices in Sterling, Virginia and Cincinnati, Ohio.
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