Welcome to the Vendor Toolbox
GSA Contracting Success Factors
Research shows that the following factors will increase your probability of success as a GSA MAS contractor:
- 2 years of experience in federal contracting either as a prime or subcontractor;
- Contacts and relationships within the federal contracting community;
- Working with a mentor who is a successful GSA MAS contractor;
- Attending GSA seminars and workshops on contracting; and
- Investing between $80K-$130K to find and manage your initial government contract.
GSA MAS in Figures:
- More than $30B flows through MAS each year
- Includes over 17,000 contracts with industry suppliers (FY18)
- Over 38% of FY18 sales went to small businesses
- Over 80% of GSA MAS contracts consistently go to small businesses (FY15-FY18)
- Competing for and winning Government contracts is costly in both time and resources;
- Not all Government agencies use GSA MAS contracts for their procurement; and
- Allocating time, money, other resources and a willingness to stay the course is needed to be successful.
Research, Analyze and Decide
The Vendor Toolbox is divided into three steps; Research, Analyze and Decide. It is designed to help you learn about and understand the Federal market while you walk through a process that will enable you to Research, Analyze, and ultimately Decide whether to submit a proposal to GSA (i.e. apply to get on schedule). The Vendor Toolbox contains training materials that will help you learn more about the Federal market, tools that will help you uncover opportunities, and links to resources that can assist you in being a successful MAS contractor. It is also worth noting that GSA does not seek task orders and business for contractors.