About GSA Schedules
GSA Schedules are fast, easy, and effective contracting vehicles for both customers and vendors. For GSA Schedules, GSA establishes long-term governmentwide contracts with commercial companies to provide access to millions of commercial products and services at volume discount pricing.
Order Products, Supplies, and Services
You can order products, supplies, and services from GSA Schedule contractors or through the GSA Advantage!® online shopping and ordering system.
Value for Customers
Customers contract with pre-approved vendors and benefit from “most-favored customer” pricing with GSA Schedules (also referred to as Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) and Federal Supply Schedules (FSS).
Customers who order from Schedules get:
- Flexibility and choice;
- Shorter lead time;
- Control of the procurement;
- Lower administrative costs; and
- Reduced inventories.
View our comprehensive GSA Schedules Benefits. Customers can also meet small business goals and comply with environmental and socioeconomic regulations. Learn more about utilizing GSA Schedules for small business.
Value for Vendors
Vendors can connect with a wide range of government opportunities. The Schedules program mirrors commercial buying practices, so customers can easily comply with federal procurement rules and regulations.
Special Item Numbers (SINs)
Each GSA Schedule is composed of Special Item Numbers (SINs). It is a categorization method that groups similar products, services, and solutions together to aid in the acquisition process.
Schedules are Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracts that provide for an indefinite quantity of supplies and services during a fixed period of time. They help streamline the contract process and speed service delivery.
Schedule descriptions can be found at the List of Schedules which provide links to further information at GSA eLibrary and to solicitation information at FedBizOpps.
Veterans Affairs (VA) Federal Supply Schedules are also listed at GSA eLibrary. GSA has delegated authority to the Department of Veterans Affairs to produce medical supplies under this program.
Statutory and Regulatory Foundation
Two major federal regulations determine policy for the GSA Schedules program.
- Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) – The GSA Schedules program is prescribed in FAR Subpart 8.4 and FAR Part 38 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), which codifies policy for federal acquisition of supplies and services. GSA, NASA, and the Department of Defense share authority to issue or revise the FAR.
- General Services Administration Acquisition Manual (GSAM) – The General Services Administration Acquisition Manual (GSAM) covers GSA acquisition policies and practices, contract clauses, solicitation provisions, and forms that control the relationship between GSA and current or prospective contractors.
Trade Agreements Act (TAA)
The TAA applies to all Schedule contracts and sales. It states that only U.S.-made or designated-country end products can be offered or sold under Schedule contracts. It’s described in FAR Subpart 25.4.
Designated countries are determined by multilateral and bilateral trade agreements the United States maintains internationally.