Resources for small socioeconomic GSA Multiple Award Schedule vendors
GSA is committed to advocating for small disadvantaged businesses (SDB). In fiscal year 2024 GSA strives to award 22.6% of GSA’s total spend with SDBs and 38% with small businesses. Help us meet this goal by learning how to make the most of your GSA schedule.
8(a) Partnership Agreement (PA) with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
Recently GSA issued a joint press release with SBA announcing the new 8(a) Partnership Agreement (PA). The most significant advantages of the new PA are related to increased opportunity for 8(a) vendors under the Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) program. For the first time ever, agencies have the ability to sole source orders to 8(a) vendors on the GSA MAS and compete orders via 8(a) set asides. By allowing federal agencies to fully leverage the power of MAS for 8(a) orders through this new 8(a) PA, substantial new opportunities are created.
Vendor Engagement Resources
- GSA MAS Program Interact Community - GSA Interact helps industry and government better communicate and learn from each other in order to build more successful business partnerships. The MAS GSA Interact community is a digital home for industry partners and all authorized MAS users to receive important program information and updates.
- Monthly MAS Office Hours - The MAS Program Management Office hosts regular monthly office hours specifically for GSA industry partners. These webinars cover different topics each month and are your chance to get answers directly from MAS experts!
9:00 a.m. Eastern
This event is ideal for small business owners who are new entrants into the government contracting space, those who have acquired a government master contract, but have yet to win business and anyone looking to navigate government initiatives.
11:30 a.m. Eastern
Learn ways to find opportunities and tools to help successfully sell to the government and market your company to Federal, State and Local agencies.