Frequently asked questions about GSA contracts

What is EOR's GSA contract number? GS-10F-0155W

What is a General Services Administration (GSA) Contract?
Under the GSA's Schedules Program, GSA establishes long-term government-wide contracts to a list of approved vendors that allows for the efficient, cost-effective, and streamline securing of services for government agencies and others.

What is a GSA Schedule?
GSA Schedules, also referred to as Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) and Federal Supply Schedules, outline the specific procurement requirements pertaining to the vendor's GSA contract and can be accessed through the GSA's Advantage Program; see EOR's GSA Schedule. GSA schedules are arranged by GSA Federal Supply Groups which are based on services/product sectors. EOR's services are located under GSA's Federal Supply Group 899 - Environmental Services.

What specific services are covered in EOR's GSA Schedule?
Federal Supply Groups are sub-divided into more specific service areas identified by a GSA Special Item Number (SIN). Within the Federal Supply Group 899 - Environmental Services, EOR is contracted to provide those services pertaining to the following two SIN divisions:
SIN 899-1: Environmental Planning Services & Documentation
SIN 899-7: Geographic Information Services

Who can place an order for services listed on the GSA Schedules?
In addition to Federal Agencies, any of the following agencies can use the GSA Schedule Program including:
- American Indian Tribes and Tribal Organizations
- District of Columbia Government Agencies
- Wholly-Owned Government Corporations
- Qualified Non-Profit Agencies
* ADM 4800.2F - 'Eligibility to Use GSA Sources of Supply and Services' (PDF)

How does this benefit my organization, agency, company, etc...?
Pre-negotiated through the GSA for stated terms and conditions, these indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contracts provide an easy method for approved agencies to acquire EOR's GSA-listed services. Using this system, issued contracts average only 15 days, as opposed to the typical 268 when compared to other federal contract processes.

How does a GSA Schedule compare to services on the open market?
The GSA Schedules offer the following advantages over acquiring services on the open market:

Where do I begin if interested in EOR's services?
This process is clearly defined and has been made as efficient as possible through the GSA's eBuy Site - an electronic Request for Quote (RFQ) and Request for Proposals (RFP) system. These steps include:

* See GSA's Ordering Guidelines for more specific service/order request requirements and/or contact Kevin Biehn at EOR.