Before submitting an offer to be a Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) contractor there are a few steps you must take to get ready.
This section has three parts: training to help you better understand Schedules, completing required registrations, and identifying the Schedule that best fits what you offer.
- Identify and Read Your 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 Schedules 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 this program.
This course explains:
- How GSA Schedule contracts work,
- How to succeed as a contractor,
- What you need to do to get and administer a Schedule contract, and
- More details about the offer process.
It will also describe some 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 Schedule. It also helps you identify the right Special Item Numbers (SINs), which are categories that organize specific product and service groups.
To complete the assessment, you will use online GSA data sources, identified in the assessment, to find other companies that provide similar products and services, to see if you can compete with them.
These skills will be 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 an individual from your company who is authorized to sign for the firm. This training must be complete before you submit an offer.