GSA has improved efforts to make buying commercial services easier for federal customers by awarding GSA Schedule Contracts. Under the Federal Supply Schedule program, GSA enters into government-wide contracts with commercial firms to provide products and services, at stated prices, for given periods of time. This streamlined procurement vehicle significantly reduces the time required to obtain services because GSA has reviewed vendor’s capabilities, negotiated rates, and pre-qualified vendors to provide services and products. Therefore, federal customers can place orders directly with schedule contractors without seeking further competition, synopsizing requirements, making determinations of fair and reasonable pricing, or considering small business set asides.
GBK has been approved by the U.S. Small Business Adminstration (SBA) for certification as a HUBZone Small Business Concern (HUBZone SBC).