A More Efficient Way to Work
The General Services Administration (GSA) Schedules program creates long-term, government-wide contracts with commercial firms to provide federal, state, local and other government customers with access to millions of commercial products and services at volume discount pricing.
As a GSA contract holder, IST can offer its eligible government customers access to streamlined purchasing via pre-negotiated, discounted pricing and standardized contract terms and conditions. Because we’ve established these contracts directly with the government, you can be assured that our pricing meets their “fair and reasonable” standard – an important distinction. IST has worked to ensure that our product offerings match state-of-the-art, real-world requirements – and that our labor designations match commercial labor categories – all with special discounts for government purchasers.
The program evolves as we constantly update our Schedules, ensuring that they remain on the cutting edge – right along with the products and services we provide. IST complies with federal procurement regulations in addition to environmental and socioeconomic requirements, offering turnkey solutions under its contracts. These capabilities come together to give informed procurement officers and their Technical Representatives real value and purchasing power because we understand how they buy.
Additionally, IST partners with other GSA schedule holders like Bosch, ComNet, Genetec and other highly respected manufacturers to provide our customers with complete systems via the GSA Schedules Program. This partnering approach allows us to stay within GSA’s compliance standards when responding to solicitations from government purchasing websites like GSA E-Buy and other bidding mechanisms, where as much as 90% of the equipment sold may be required to reside on a GSA Schedule contract. Our partnerships help us to meet those mandates and reliably deliver for our clients.
Who Can Use GSA Contracts?
- All federal agencies and activities in the executive, legislative and judicial branches
- Government contractors authorized in writing by a federal agency pursuant to 48 CFR 51.1
- Mixed ownership government corporations (as defined in the Government Corporation Control Act of 1945, as amended)
- The government of the District of Columbia
- Other activities and organizations authorized by statute or regulation to use GSA as a source of supply
- State and local governments may use GSA Schedules under the Cooperative Purchasing Agreement established under Schedule 70 and 84.