Before submitting an offer to be a Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) contractor under MAS solicitation 47QSMD20R0001 there are a few steps you must take to get ready.
This section has three parts: training to help you better understand the MAS Schedule contract vehicle, completing required registrations, and identifying Special Item Numbers that best fit what you offer.
- Understanding the Solicitation
You need to complete the “Pathways to Success” training and the “Readiness Assessment” training, which are both free, web-based courses that help you understand the GSA Schedule Program.
The people in your company who will be responsible for making decisions and signing contract actions related to your Schedule contract should take this training.
These courses will help you identify the Schedule contract that best fits your company’s product and service offerings. You’ll also learn what it takes to succeed in the Schedule Program.
This course explains:
- How GSA Schedule contracts work;
- How to succeed as an industry partner;
- What you need to do to be awarded and then administer a Schedule contract;
- More details about the offer process; and
- Other contracting opportunities for you.
You will move through chapters, completing quizzes along the way.
The "Readiness Assessment" training helps ensure you’re ready to submit an offer under the right GSA Large Category, Subcategory and SINs. It also helps you identify the right Special Item Numbers (SINs), that apply to your offerings.
To complete the Readiness Assessment, you will use online GSA data sources, identified in the Readiness Assessment, to find other companies that provide similar products and services, to see if you can compete with them.
These skills are important to develop prior to having a Schedule contract, so that you can market and promote your Schedule contract.
This training must be completed by a company officer (C-suite, President, Vice President, etc.). This training must be complete before you submit an offer.