Washington, DC (PRWEB) September 7, 2010
The General Services Administration announced this week that it will suspend consideration of new offers on GSA Schedule 75 for office supplies on October 1, 2010. This GSA Schedule 75 suspension will last through October 2012.
“Any office supply company considering a GSA Schedule 75 must stop thinking and start acting,” said EZGSA president Scott Orbach. “Vendors have got to act fast. There is no time for proposal errors or submission delays for office supply companies interested in doing business with the federal government before 2013.”
Keeping annual GSA Schedule sales over $25,000 and compliance with GSA regulations will also be essential for all current GSA Schedule 75 holders, according to Orbach.
“Current Schedule 75 holders have to realize that if they fail to meet GSA’s annual sales requirements or don’t have their Terms and Conditions or GSA Advantage catalog uploaded onto GSA e-Library, they risk loss of their schedules. With no opportunity to replace them, they risk being locked out of the federal marketplace for up to two years.”
Orbach believes that the suspension of GSA Schedule 75 may be a harbinger of things to come. “The current economic climate has increased the popularity of GSA Schedules, as vendors look to the federal government as the biggest and most reliable customer in the world. We’ve already seen the MOBIS acquisition center informing vendors that their backlog of GSA Schedule proposals is triple their historical level, without corresponding growth in the GSA workforce,” Orbach stated.
“We can expect backlogs to spread throughout all the GSA Schedule acquisition centers and we may see more suspensions like Schedule 75,” concluded Orbach. “GSA Schedule holders have to make sure that their Schedule is compliant with all current GSA requirements and they need to be aware of when their contracts are set to expire.”
For more information on the suspension of GSA Schedule 75 or the GSA Schedule in general, please contact EZGSA’s Communications Manager, Max Rollinger, at (301) 913-5000 or via e-mail at mrollinger(at)EZGSA(dot)com.