GSA Application Services Gears Up as Department of Defense’s New Acquisition Strategies Point to Increased Use of GSA Schedules

GSA Application Services Helped 125 Businesses Obtain GSA Schedule Contracts in 2010.

Oldsmar, FL, July 29, 2010 --( GSA Application Services, which has been helping small and mid-sized businesses obtain GSA Schedule Contracts for several years, is preparing for increased activity. GSA Schedules, which provide an effective means for private companies to market products and services to the government, will be even more valuable to the small-business owner with changes recently issued by Pentagon acquisition executive, Ashton Carter.

One way to cut spending from the military budget is by increasing the use of contracts negotiated by other agencies, particularly the General Services Administration. At a Coalition for Government Procurement breakfast, Shay Assad, Defense Department director of procurement and acquisition policy, said the department has ramped up training for its contracting officers on how to use the GSA Schedules. “If you provide value and expertise, we’re going to come to you,” Assad said. “We want to use tools like the GSA Schedules effectively.”

The General Services Administration (GSA) is where federal buyers go when they need to purchase products or locate service providers, as GSA contracted Companies are certified and registered to conduct business with the government. Additional information about the GSA and GSA Application Services can be found at

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