Getting and keeping a GSA Schedule contract is complicated and time-consuming, but you don’t have to go it alone.
Our seasoned team of GSA experts can help you navigate the complexities of GSA Schedule contracting. We’re here to help you make better strategic decisions to maximize government sales in alignment with your short- and long-term goals.
As federal agencies continue to migrate their spending to the GSA Schedule, there are exciting sales opportunities for traditional contractors such as IT companies and management consultants, as well as non- traditional areas like advertising, financial services, security and more. Aronson provides a one-stop solution for GSA Schedule contracting.
Our comprehensive acquisition process includes:
- Review of Commercial Sales Practices
- Pricing Analysis
- Development of Pricing Strategy
- Preparation and Submission of the Offer
- Monitoring/Tracking the Proposal
- Upload of GSA Price List on GSA Advantage
- Use of GSA E-Tools
- Understanding Your GSA Contract Terms and Compliance
- How to Sell Using Your GSA Schedule
Our commitment to you does not end once you are awarded a contract. We provide essential contract administration services to ensure that as your business grows and changes, your contract remains flexible and profitable.
Contract maintenance services include the following:
- Evaluation of Organizational Changes
- Contract Modifications
- GSA Advantage Price List Uploads
- GSA Task Order Help desk
- Contractor Assessment (IOA) Visit Support
- Guidelines for Implementing GSA Processes, Procedures and Practices for Marketing, Sales, Pricing and Contracting Activities
- Notifications of GSA Solicitation Changes/Mass Modifications, Insufficient GSA Sales Alert, and GSA Help Desk
The burden of compliance can weigh heavy on a company. GSA’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) is revisiting policies about the frequency and timing of pre- and post- award audits, and they are increasing staffing and reallocating workloads to handle the accelerating number of anticipated audits. Findings of IG Audits are affecting the routine compliance reviews conducted on all GSA schedule contracts by Industrial Operation Analysts (IOA). If you aren’t in compliance, your contract is at risk. Let our GSA compliance experts help you ensure the future viability of your government contracting business.
Our GSA specialists will evaluate your contracting practices and address deficiencies as they relate to the following high-risk compliance areas:
- Policies and Procedures
- Control Testing
- Commercial Pricing Practice Analysis
- Price Reduction Monitoring
- IFF Reporting and Withholding Requirements
- Trade Agreement Act and Service Contract Act Compliance
- Small Business Subcontracting Plan Reporting
- Maintaining a Code of Business Ethics and Conduct
Audits and Investigations
Contractors with high GSA sales volume face unique risks that can make compliance failures costly. When the stakes are highest, there is no substitute for experience. Aronson’s dedicated GSA Audits and Investigations Team supports numerous complex GSA engagements each year. Our involvement helps mitigate findings – reducing potential liability and protecting your contract from rate erosion.
- GSA Pre- and Post-Award Audit Advisory
- FAR Mandatory Disclosures
- M&A Due Diligence
- Internal Investigations
Networking and Events
As an Aronson client you will have complimentary access to all Aronson GSA events and discounts on intensive training. These are valuable networking opportunities to meet potential partners, clients and competitors as well as showcase your company’s capabilities. Through Aronson contacts you may have access to speaking and exhibit opportunities not available to the general public.
When you select Aronson to handle your GSA Schedule needs, you can count on us to deliver the results you demand. Clients benefit from both our working relationship with GSA and unique experience gained through working with a large and diverse number of GSA Schedule contractors.
At Aronson we believe in the concept of the bigger picture. Rather than looking at your business in a vacuum, we seek to perfect the nature of your business through cohesive, complementary solutions that work together for success. Government contractors, in particular, face a unique group of business needs. To address these needs, we have created a system – an ecosystem, so to speak – that brings together critical services and strategies to create an environment that will foster success and increase your bottom line. Rather than just address your government sales plan or strategies for minimizing tax liability, we help you make all of the aspects of your business work together. Our diverse service offerings and large group of accounting and consulting experts create the total solution for government contractors.