Washington D.C. (PRWEB) July 29, 2014
US Federal Contractor Registration (USFCR) is encouraging government contractors to become registered in System for Award Management (SAM) and become placed on the GSA’s extremely lucrative Maintenance, Repair, & Operations (MRO) purchase channel. Government procurement officers can place an order directly with the approved MRO contractor to receive a government contract. For assistance, call USFCR’s GSA Schedule Hotline at (877) 252-2700 Ext 1.
According to the General Services Administration (GSA), the Federal Government currently spends almost $1.6 Billion a year on Maintenance, Repair & Operations (MRO) supplies. GSA offers federal agencies a fast and effective way to purchase these strategically sourced supplies at notably discounted prices. Currently the MRO blanket purchase agreements fall under GSA’s Schedule 51V, the GSA Hardware SuperStore.
Procurement officers prefer to to use contractors on GSA Schedules because of the savings, flexibility, transparency of the buying process, low administrative costs, and shorter lead time. The GSA Schedule filing process can take anywhere between 8 to 12 months to become approved, even when using a professional third party firm. However, the wait time is well worth the reward and has proven to be so according to businesses on a GSA Schedule.
Facts about GSA Schedules:
- The GSA Schedule Contract is the most widely used government contract vehicle. In fiscal year 2012 federal, state, and local government spent over $37 billion through GSA Contracts.
- About $50 billion is spent each through GSA MAS (Multiple Award Schedules) Schedules
- 80% of all GSA Schedule Vendors are Small Businesses
- 36% of Sales are generated are from properly registered Small Businesses
- There are currently more than 19,000 available GSA MAS contracts
US Federal Contractor Registration currently conducts the government registration process, markets businesses to the Federal Government and conducts the GSA Schedule process for contractors interested in becoming involved in government contracting. Most businesses choose to use US Federal Contractor Registration's services because the government registration process is extremely time consuming. In order for a business to conduct the process on their own they must first learn how to fill out the registration and then take the time to create the System for Award Management (SAM) account. Once a business has created the account, keep in mind the business must properly maintain their account over the course of the entire year for system updates and statement changes.
US Federal Contractor Registration helps businesses win contracts on a city, state, and federal level. The government registration process through a third party registration firm is exactly like filing your taxes with an accountant. When a business owner files their taxes with an accountant they are reassured that their paperwork is filed correctly and free of any errors. Most importantly a business owner does not have to do the difficult process themselves. If someone tries to file their own taxes and files them incorrectly there are federal repercussions. It is exactly the same way when it comes to the System for Award Management registration process. The process isnt easy. There is plenty of room for errors and there are several pitfalls businesses get snagged in if they are unfamiliar with the overall process.
The United States Government will not tell the business owner what they specifically did wrong in their government registration if a mistake is made. The Federal Government has no required obligation to show contractors where they made their error or how to fix it. In fact, if a business business decides to do its own government registration and files the Reps & Certs section of System for Award Management incorrectly they can receive a possible fine between $10,000 to $100,000 as subject in the civil penalty stated in the FAR 31 1352-(C). Businesses choose to use US Federal Contractor Registration to make sure the process is handled by professionals.
The list of US Federal Contractor Registration references is literally endless and leading federal agencies like the Department of Defense, DLA and the USDA have even went out of their way to say what a great job US Federal Contractor Registration has done for their agencies. US Federal Contractor Registration has also been mentioned in several prominent publications like FOX News, Washington Business Journal, DefenseSystems.com and the Washington Post.