Your GSA contract has been awarded and now you can relax right? Sorry to disappoint you but the answer is no, you still have more work to do. Hopefully you’ve had contact or least know of your point of contact for the agency personnel who will be better known as your Contracting Officer (CO). The CO is responsible for managing your contract so this is the person to contact if you have any questions. As for your responsibilities here are six post award that you need to know:
- Download Schedules Input Program (SIP)- For SIP users you need to download the software prior to uploading your contract information. This program is offered through GSA at no charge and allows you to put your catalog into GSA Advantage. If you require training the signup is available at http://vsc.gsa.gov/training/online_training_reg.cfm. Currently GSA is working on phasing out the utilization of the SIP program but they still have a little more work to do to get that completed.
- Register Your contract in the Vendor Support Center– You need to go to website http://vsc.gsa.gov to register and obtain a password. This is a mandatory procedure, be sure to have your DUNS Number & Contract Number available.
- Upload Your Products and services in GSA Advantage– This is essential so that other agencies will be able to know what you offer and identify company and contract number(s).
- Maintain Quarterly Sales Reporting-You are required to maintain quarterly sales reporting by Special Item Number (SIN) through the 72A Quarterly Reporting System. All sales must include the Industrial Funding Fee (IFF).
- Maintain all Modifications– Any changes made during the life of your contract is the contractors responsibility. For proper procedures of modifying a contract please refer to GSAR 552.243-72.
- Market Your Contract– Just because you went through the blood, sweat, and tears of obtaining your contract doesn’t mean you are guaranteed sales. Building a solid networking foundation can improve sales of your company’s products or services.
WANT TO USE THIS ARTICLE IN YOUR NEWSLETTER OR WEB SITE?
You can, as long as you include the following with it: “Ilene Giles is an expert with GSA contracts and its processes and she has helped contractors worldwide in winning federal business with a GSA contract. Get her FREE CD “Top 3 Things You Should Know When Applying for a GSA Contract” at www.GSAProposalMaven.com”