Procurement has never been easier for government agencies looking for help with records management.
The Government Services Administration (GSA) has already done all the hard work in formulating its GSA Schedules – also known as Multiple Award Schedules (MAS). These schedules are “long-term government wide contracts with commercial firms providing federal, state, and local government buyers access to more than 11 million commercial supplies (products) and services at volume discount pricing.”
GSA schedules are the primary contract vehicle for working with government and account for tens of billions of dollars in federal procurement spending every year. In effect, these schedules ensure that government agencies can find and buy from preauthorized, pre-negotiated vendors through a simplified process, saving both time and money.
GSA Schedule 36: access to records management-related vendors and services
Through GSA Schedule 36, government buyers can access a wide array of products and services that meet Electronic Records Management (ERM) requirements set by the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) from vendors who have additionally met stringent vetting requirements. After their initial approval, vendors under GSA Schedule 36 are required to continue self-certifying their services to ensure that they can meet future as well as current requirements. Thus, GSA Schedule 36 minimizes the need for federal agencies to perform their own due diligence on contractors. Further, buying from GSA schedule 36 offers:
- A faster, streamlined, and uniform buying process;
- Pre-negotiated pricing for best value; and
- Access to cutting-edge services and solutions
GSA Schedule 36 comprehensively incorporates almost every aspect of records management, including:
- Physical Records Management Solutions (Special Item Number (SIN) 51 504)
- Electronic Records Management Solutions (SIN 51 600)
- Document Production Services (SIN 51 505)
- Document Conversion Services (SIN 51 506)
- Destruction Services (SIN 51 507)
- Network Connectivity Support Services (SIN 51 509)
- Network, Optical Imaging Systems and Solutions (SIN 51 409)
- And others
Records Management Solutions (SIN 51 504 and SIN 51 600) are particularly noteworthy due their importance in meeting NARA’s ongoing digitization plan. Through these SINs, government buyers can access the vendors and services that can help them meet NARA’s requirements for digitizing permanent and temporary records. Moreover, any vendor approved for GSA Schedule 36 inclusion will have demonstrated that their solutions offer reliability, accuracy, usability, and integrity.
Peniel Solutions LLC (PSL) has been granted approval as a Schedule 36 GSA vendor to provide services under contract 47QSMA19D08PC through 2024. As a Schedule 36 provider, PSL offers federal clients discounted pricing, terms, and conditions that have been pre-negotiated. Additionally, these schedule orders count toward any small-business goals. For more information, please contact us today.
PSL is a global outsource provider whose mission is to provide solutions that facilitate the movement of business-critical information between and among government agencies, business enterprises, and their partners. For more information, please visit https://www.penielsolutions.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.