About Us: Contracting with UMass Donahue Institute via GSA
The University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute (UMDI) is a public service, outreach and economic development unit of the University of Massachusetts. The Institute applies theory and innovation to solve real-world challenges and enable clients to achieve their goals and aspirations. The Institute serves clients in the public, non-profit, and private sectors throughout the nation and the world. For more information, www.donahue.umass.edu.
The United States General Services Administration (GSA) was established in 1949 to streamline the administrative work of the federal government. One of GSA’s current functions is to provide a centralized procurement location for use by federal government entities. Through this location, GSA ensures high-quality products and services are offered by GSA-approved vendors, at discounted GSA rates, in turn overseeing the procurement of billions of dollars worth of cost-effective products. GSA’s procurement site covers a vast network of areas such as training, property and management practices, etc. in the interest of promoting efficient government operations.
History of GSA and UMDI
UMDI has been an approved GSA vendor since 2002. UMDI is currently approved to bid on business consulting solutions opportunities within the GSA Professional Services Schedule (PSS) under categories 874-1 (Integrated Consulting Services) and 874-4 (Training Services). Within these categories, UMDI offers services to federal clients at our most preferred discounted rates. Our GSA Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) contract number is GS10F0211M.
Advantages of contracting with UMDI through GSA
GSA serves as a fast and easy contracting vehicle for customers and vendors alike.
GSA offers access to tools and opportunities exclusive to GSA customers and vendors.
GSA reviews and approves our most preferred discounted rates.
GSA guarantees UMDI’s compliance with all terms and conditions of our GSA contract for the life of our contract.