RESTON, Va., April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Purchasing off of the General Services Administration's (GSA) Schedule 70 by state and local governments and public educational entities in federal FY 2010 grew by 7.5% to $608 billion, says a report issued by Deltek's INPUT Business Unit. The latest study, GSA Schedule 70 Use by State and Local Governments, is an annual report that analyzes vendor-reported volume data from GSA Schedule 70 contracts. Besides tracking state, local and public education payments of past Schedule 70s all the way to its origin in 2003, the report also compares consumption between GSA's special item numbers (SINs) to determine what technology categories are finding the most success within Schedule 70 contracts. Analyzing this year's overall IT spending trends and volumes, Deltek projects that continued growth in state and local GSA Schedule 70 usage will not only be driven by wireless services and perpetual software licensing orders, but will also exceed $2 billion annually by 2015.
As highlighted in the report, Schedule 70 orders for the first quarter of federal fiscal year 2011 rose 3.99 percent to a total of $144.9 million, compared to the $139.49 million seen in the first quarter of FY 2010. It is notable for contractors that sales to state and local governments through this contracting vehicle broke $600 million in FY 2010, and contractors can leverage this report to analyze the top five Schedule 70 sales contractors by sales volume: Verizon Wireless, Oracle, DLT Solutions, Mythics and CDW-G.
"Despite the economic downturn, consumption of IT goods and services via GSA Schedule 70 is growing nearly twice as fast as the total state and local market, further boosting its value as a vehicle for business development," said Jason Sajko, principal analyst, general government services, for Deltek's INPUT Business Unit. "Successful suppliers are making clear the environmental, local economic and bottom line impact of their offerings and supply chain, sustaining the GSA Schedule 70 as a primary contracting vehicle for state and local government spending. What we're seeing now however, is that state level governments are still more likely to leverage other IT cooperative orders, creating a Schedule 70 contracting arena that is predominately made up of local government and public education sales."
The report outline advanced forecasting models and long-term strategy recommendations, and also covers:
- Mapping of complete state and local access to GSA Schedule 70
- Anticipated drivers of state and local government IT procurement
- Implications of federal cutbacks, and what it may mean for GSA schedule sales on the state, local and public education levels
Report Availability: GSA Schedule 70 Use by State and Local Governments is available on INPUT's website at the following link: http://GSASchedule70report.input.com
Report Author: Jason Sajko, senior analyst at INPUT, is available for media inquiries.
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About INPUT, a Deltek Business Unit
INPUT powers Deltek's information Solutions and was acquired by Deltek in October 2010. INPUT helps companies develop federal, state, and local government business and helps public sector organizations achieve their business objectives. More than 2,000 member organizations, including small specialized companies, new entrants to the public sector, and the largest government contractors and agencies, rely on INPUT for the latest government contracting opportunities and market information, consulting, powerful sales management tools, and educational and networking events. For more information about INPUT, visit www.INPUT.com.