How to Market to the Government
- Marketing to the Government
- Your Potential Customer Base
- Request for Quotations (RFQs)
- Other Resources
Marketing to the Government
To succeed with your Schedule 70 contract, you'll need to actively promote your business to potential government customers.
The way in which you market is up to you.
Here are some ways:
GSA's MarkeTips Magazine allows GSA contract holders to promote products to the federal marketplace:
- MarkeTips' advertising space is free, available on a first-come, first-served basis. Because of limited ad space, ads are not guaranteed. Email questions or concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- MarkeTips Publications are available online.
Subscribe to IT Schedules 70 group on Interact, GSA's open collaborative community for connecting, communicating, learning, and engaging across GSA topics. You can also watch training videos.
Your Potential Customer Base
Your customer base includes organizations eligible to Use GSA Sources of Supply and Services (PDF, 648 KB) such as executive, military, and other federal agencies.
GSA's Cooperative Purchasing Program allows state and local governments to purchase a variety of commercial supplies (products) and services under specific GSA Schedule contracts to save time, money and meet their everyday needs and missions. It also allows access them to purchase IT products and services, as well as law enforcement, security, first responder, and marine craft equipment, alarm and signal systems, and special purpose clothing.
Request For Quotations (RFQs)
- eBuy - Government buyers can post a Request for Quote via eBuy, a component of GSA Advantage!®. Schedules contractors can submit quotes to any RFQ corresponding to the Schedule and Special Item Numbers (SINs) listed in their contract. eBuy is an excellent tool for finding new business. It is only available to contractors on Schedule or on a Governmentwide Acquisition Contract (GWAC). Watch for orders or Blanket Purchases Agreements (BPAs) that may be set aside for small businesses.
- FedBizOpps allows search for active federal opportunities. Government buyers are required to post any open market procurements over $25,000 at FedBizOpps (excluding such vehicles as Schedules, GWACS, and orders under agency IDIQ contracts). FedBizOpps is not used for GSA Schedule buys, but it serves to inform interested companies about federal contracting opportunities.
- Find online resources for market research, including USA.gov and FPDS-NG, at Resources, Training, and Tools.
- Schedule Sales Query provides historical sales data.