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What is a GSA Schedule?

GSA Schedule IT Schedule 70

The General Services Administration (GSA) Schedules Program, also known as the MAS (Multiple Award Schedules) Program, provides a simplified process for government agencies to obtain supplies and services. It is the premier acquisition vehicle in government with approximately $50 billion a year in spending or 10 percent of overall federal procurement spending. Through the MAS Program, GSA contracts with thousands of commercial businesses that provide access to a vast array of professional services such as management, financial, engineering, environment, accounting, graphic design, and landscape services. In addition to commercial services, commercial supplies range from computer hardware to office supplies. To be successful under the GSA Schedules program, vendors should be prepared to take necessary steps to be productive in a highly competitive marketplace. Having a GSA Schedule contract is a significant investment on the part of the vendor and GSA. Careful analysis, planning, and proactive steps are required to ensure vendors are successful under the GSA Schedules program.

What is IT Schedule 70?

IT Schedule 70 is a long-term contract issued by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) to a commercial technology vendor.  Award of a Schedule contract signifies that the GSA has determined that the vendor’s pricing is fair and reasonable and the vendor is in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.

Purchasing from pre- approved vendors allows agencies to cut through red tape and receive goods and services faster. A vendor doesn’t need to win a GSA Schedule contract in order to do business with U.S. government agencies, but having a Schedule contract can cut down on administrative costs, both for the vendor and for the agency. Federal agencies typically submit requests to three vendors on a Schedule and choose the vendor that offers the best value.

Vendors must undergo a rigorous application process, including the negotiation of fair and reasonable prices in order to win a GSA Schedule contract. IT Schedule 70 is one of 62 GSA Schedules under which a vendor can apply for a contract. It is the GSA’s largest Schedule.

AMAX’s GSA Schedule

As a GSA approved vendor, AMAX is proud to offer our online GSA IT Schedule 70 catalog to our government customers in a streamlined process to procure the most reliable and best quality storage servers and rackmount server solutions including GPU high performance workstations, servers and clusters as well as data center, cloud and big data solutions.

AMAX works closely with our public sector customers to create the most flexible, cost-effective solutions to satisfy the most customized computing requirements. Our dedicated team has mastered all the regulations required to provide you with a comprehensive portfolio of systems, services, and support – no matter how customized your IT infrastructure, or how specialized your purchasing requirements.

Our customers include: Department of the Army, Department of the Navy, The National Institute of Health, Department of the Air Force, The United States Federal Reserve System, etc.

AMAX’s GSA Product Offerings

AMAX offers GSA storage solutions, GSA servers, GSA clusters, and GSA GPU computing solutions to our government customers. For detailed product offerings, you can visit our GSA page for more information: http://www.amax.com/enterprise/governmentsolutions.asp.