A new GSA tool to see who wins GSA Schedule bids may help you decide.
The General Services Administration (GSA) has launched a new pilot program to make eBuy award public through the Federal Business Opportunities portal at www.FBO.gov. The program will be called e-Buy Open and will run for a one-year pilot period. E-Buy open will remove some of the mystery regarding the GSA Schedules and help vendors to see where they fit in the program.
The actual bid opportunities will not be made public, only the post-award data. This will provide vendors with insights into which agencies are purchasing which products and services. This information will help interested vendors make more informed, data-driven decisions.
We often hear of aspiring government contractors struggling to understand the types of opportunities they could pursue if they had a GSA Schedule. This will be a great tool to allow contractors to go in and complete a market analysis that will help them determine whether a GSA schedule is right for them. E-Buy Open offers vendors a new data-driven decision tool.
GSA hopes that providing this transparency will stimulate interest and competition in the schedule program. Federal Acquisition Service Commissioner Alan Thomas said “Not only will publishing post-award RFQ information publicly give our industry partners greater insight, but it will also encourage more vendors to pursue opportunities with GSA.”
Enter the keyword “eBuyPilot” in the search box on FedBizOpps https://www.fbo.gov/ to find these award notices. The GSA pilot program will Include eBuy Data through the Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS).
Coley has helped clients with in depth market analysis to see what contracting vehicle is the best fit for government contractors. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us at 210-402-6766 or [email protected]. We would love the opportunity to provide you with the insights you need to make the best decision for your government contracting success.
Vice President for Coley Government Contracting Services, Dan leads the day-to-day Consulting Practice. He has more than a decade of experience with the acquisition, management, and marketing of Federal, State, and Local government contracts. Daniel specializes in all aspects of GSA Schedules management and marketing and has helped hundreds of Coley clients remain compliant with the terms of their GSA contract while helping them expand their business.