The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) establishes long-term government-wide contracts to provide federal agencies with access to products and services. Agencies can order directly from GSA Schedule contractors, like PBSI or through the GSA Advantage! Online shopping and ordering system.
GSA Schedules offer several features and advantages such as:
- Blanket Purchase Agreements
- Contractor Team Arrangement
- Price Reductions
- Continuous Open Seasons
- Worldwide coverage
- Purchase Card Acceptance
When orders are placed against a GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) contract, using the procedures under Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 8.4,
they are considered to be issued using full and open competition (see FAR 6.102(d)(3)). Ordering offices need not seek further competition, synopsize the requirement, make a separate determination of fair and reasonable pricing, or consider small business programs. By placing an order against a GSA Schedule contract using the procedures in this section, the ordering office has concluded that the order represents the best value and results in the lowest overall cost alternative considering price, special features, administrative costs, etc.) to meet the government’s needs.
Eligibility to Use GSA Sources of Supply and Services provides definitive guidelines concerning eligibility requirements and limitations for agencies, activities, and organizations. In addition, the following appendices identify those specific agencies, activities, and organizations for which eligibility determinations have been made:
- Appendix A—Executive Agencies
- Appendix B—Other Eligible Users
- Appendix C—International Organizations and Others Determined Eligible under Section 607 of the Foreign Assistance Act.
Our GSA Schedule Authorized Services
Services commonly offered under our 874-1 schedule: in Strategic Action Planning, Performance Management, Organizational assessment, Diagnostic Assessments, Source Selection, Process and Productivity Improvement.
We are experts in International Forensic Laboratory Development and ISO 17025 - 17020
Our custom course development and training services cover the following: Strategy, Policy, Doctrine, Analysis of all types, whether pertaining to Data, Equipment, Tactics, or Training, Integration Services of all types, Research and Development, Interoperability, Subject Matter Expert (SME) test and evaluation, forensic analyses, court testimony, forensic training, validation and verification. Our management development activities range from mentoring/training personnel in the host country in the building of forensic laboratory from nothing to preparing an existing operation for accreditation.
PBSI uses senior level forensic examiners with a broad background in specific examination techniques to mentor laboratory examiners. They teach internationally accepted forensic examination techniques and quality assurance procedures. Our advisor team is staffed with individuals with decades of hands-on experience in their field of expertise.
Our U.S. Government clients include the U.S. Department of State – INL as well as various U.S. Embassies’ world-wide.