According to INPUT, the General Services Administration (GSA) released figures on state and local government’s use of GSA Schedule 70 for Q2 of FY 2010. Orders are down slightly from Q1. Despite this fact, Schedule 70 orders remain up 10% over this time last year.
A part of the GSA’s “cooperative purchasing program” Schedule 70 permits state and local governments to purchase a variety of IT products (software, services, etc.) along with other public safety solution through the federal GSA schedule.
Though the quarter to quarter slowing reflects spending scrutiny and budget cuts in most every state, the overall outlook for Schedule 70 items continues to look positive for government contractors selling to state and local agencies.