Effective June 18, 2019, the federal government awarded BKD a General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule contract. Managing Partner Angela Morelock shares her thoughts on the exciting news coming from BKD’s Public Sector Advisory Services division.
What is a GSA Schedule and what requirements must a business meet to receive one?
The GSA Schedule is a pre-established governmentwide contract that allows organizations to sell products and services to government customers. As a symbol of quality and good standing related to a company’s processes and commitment to fair pricing, the contract proves to government buyers a contractor is financially viable and has commissary past performance in providing the requested work. Organizations undergo a rigorous process to receive a GSA Schedule and are required to provide:
• Evidence of sound financial practices and standards.
• Extensive information related to the scope, billing and staffing of representative projects.
Can you describe the significance of this achievement for BKD clients?
BKD is now part of the most widely used federal contracting vehicle, which broadens our exposure to federal and state government buyers and allows us to continue diversifying our public sector expertise. With this seal of approval, clients can gain additional confidence knowing BKD has the proven ability to deliver Unmatched Client Service® on large, complex engagements.
Any thoughts on what’s next for BKD?
The firm is moving toward a multifaceted approach to increase BKD’s brand awareness within the federal arena by marketing ourselves directly to prospective agencies and potential teaming partners who have strong, positive reputations in the marketplace. Obtaining a GSA contract really is just the beginning.