General Service Administration runs the GSA Advantage! as an ordering service for the government agencies to buy from commercial companies. The main focus of GSA Advantage! is to reduce the time and the cost of purchasing commercial goods.
Do you have a company and interested in selling your products or services to federal government agencies? Well, sure but the competition is very high so you need to know how you stack up against others.
As for the buyer’s perspective, anybody can see and compare the list of products and services offered. Federal employees can purchase goods from the GSA Advantage! by using GSA SmartPay, GSA Activity Address Code, or a Department of Defense Activity Address Code.
Although the GSA Advantage! is no longer limited to federal employees, state and local government entities cannot use the methods above. Instead, state and local government entities must use their state or local government issued credit card to make purchases. The purchases can be made under the Cooperative Purchasing Program or the Disaster Recovery Purchasing Program.
At any given time, there are millions of products on the GSA Advantage! Catalog. According to the newly issued GSA Advantage! Catalog for 2020, here are the main categories.
- Toner and Ink Cartridges
- Toner Cartridges
- Ink Cartridges
- Office Products
- Office Machines and Equipment
- Calendars and Personal Organizers
- Mailing and Packing Supplies
- Basic Office Supplies
- Furniture and Furnishings
- Dormitory and Quarters Furniture
- Industrial Storage
- Housewares and Cleaning
- Cleaning Supplies
- Kitchen and Breakroom supplies
- Safety Products
- Medical and First Aid
- Safety Storage Cabinets
- Security Cabinets
- Tools and Hardware
- Electrical and Electronic Tools
- Scissors, Shears, Snips, and Cutters
- Outdoor Equipment
As you can see, not many new items added in 2020. For the most part, the items are pretty much the same as last year. But there have been some additions to the catalog which were expected by a large number of people. The highlights of new items in the GSA Advantage! Catalog are as follows: notebooks, weatherproof labels, packing tapes with dispensers, inspection mirrors, barricade tape, single pedestal desks, and writing desks.
To download the full 538-page catalog, click the button below. The information on the catalog includes the product descriptions and different ways to reach the sellers to buy the products and services.