GSA Schedules are a convenient, effective option for both buyers and sellers. Buyers enjoy simplified ordering procedures and reduced prices, while sellers can connect with federal buyers quickly and easily. Schedules support compliance but also allow for flexibility.
- Negotiated contract ceiling prices
- Opportunities for discounts at the order level
- Single contracting vehicle to fulfill complex or ongoing needs and reduce overall contract awards and administration
- Less administrative time and contract documentation, since the master contract is managed by GSA
- Socioeconomic credit for orders awarded to small business and other socioeconomic categories
About GSA Schedules
Schedules, also known as Federal Supply Schedules, and Multiple Award Schedules (MAS), are long-term government-wide contracts with commercial companies that provide access to millions of commercial products and services at fair and reasonable prices to the government. Schedules make buying easy and efficient with the use of modern technology to connect government buyers and industry.
- Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) – Pursuant to 41 U.S.C. 152(3), FAR Part 38 prescribes policies and procedures that GSA must follow in managing the Schedules program. FAR Subpart 8.4 prescribes ordering procedures for federal agencies when placing orders for supplies and services under Schedules.
8(a) STARS III
8(a) Streamlined Technology Acquisition Resources for Services (STARS III)
- Multiple awards, indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract vehicle
- Five-year base period with one three-year option beginning on July 2, 2021
- $50 billion program ceiling
- Allows for fixed price, time and material, labor-hour or a hybrid blend of these task order types
- Contract access fee of .75%, the same as GSA Schedules
- Two sub-areas, one for emerging technology and one for OCONUS requirements