Mr. Chain has recently been awarded its GSA Schedule and Contract!  Hooray!  Wait, er……what does that mean and why are we excited about it?  We’ll tell you!

GSA stands for General Services Administration, which was founded by President Harry Truman in 1949. The newly formed GSA consolidated several government offices, including the National Archives, the Federal Works Agency, the War Assets Administration and the Bureau of Federal Supply, into one agency whose function was to administer office supplies to federal employees and agencies.  Also falling under their area of responsibility was disposing of surplus war goods, managing government records and handling emergency preparedness.

Over the years, the GSA has come to offer a wide variety of products and services to government employees at a discounted rate.  The goal is to make government agencies and projects as economically efficient as possible.

“Products” covers a wide swath of objects and isn’t limited to pens, paper and office equipment: included in the long list of items that can be secured are vehicles, construction and industrial supplies and technology equipment. “Services” offered include advertising, HR and logistics, to name a few.  Through itswebsite, the GSA manages a directory of vendors who have been approved to sell these items and services at the government discounted rate and even allows federal employees to place their orders.

Since being awarded our GSA contract, most of our products have become available for purchase through GSA’s website. We’ll also honor GSA pricing for orders made directly through our website and representatives. We are proud to help government agencies do their best work on our country’s behalf.