Shopping For Gsa Office Furniture

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Most GSA office furniture is available under GSA Schedule 71. Although there are many manufacturers who currently hold GSA contracts under this schedule, there are many more that do not hold contracts, but they are still viable contractors worthy of federal purchasing consideration.

Many of these companies are registered through the Central Contractor Registry or CCR and they have already received their CAGE Code numbers validating their companies in the federal data base of contractors.

Not all contactors who register in the Central Contractor Registry will necessarily be listed on the GSA Advantage website but this does not mean they are not full service dealers. There are a host of dealers available to federal purchasers who represent multiple lines of high quality US made office furniture, training chairs, conference room furniture, lobby configurations, and much more. Most of these dealers are established and possess years of experience. For the most part, they are happy to accept federal purchasing cards as a viable method of payment.

I recommend that all federal purchasers search the Central Contractor Registry first, in an attempt to locate a nearby dealer capable of providing them with the service and undivided attention they deserve. The majority of these dealers do not have to have the ability to fulfill huge contracts because as authorized premier GSA dealers of record, they simply instruct the purchaser to draft their purchase requisitions or purchase orders directly to the manufacture; purchasers can make the second line of the purchase order read, and they the purchaser can fill in the blanks at leisure.

Usually the process of getting on GSA schedule can be a time consuming and daunting task for a dealer. It can be equally difficult for dealers to get their companies 8a certified. Even if companies are not 8a certified it does not mean they are not minority owned. They could simply be in the process of negotiating with their federal purchasing contacts to establish their company. With or without their own GSA Schedule and 8a certification, these dealers can still be excellent candidates for federal purchasers.

The purpose of this information is to help federal purchasers and state purchase consider viable alternatives. I hope to provide experience, insight, and information that could prevent you from losing valuable time and money. It is also my hope that you can avoid some of the pitfalls and mistakes. Good luck and May God bless you.

My name is Phil Swindle. I own and operate a successful GSA office furniture
company called Our goal is to provide the largest selection of GSA furniture online. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

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