Typically, vendors interested in entering Schedule 70 must meet a two-year professional experience requirement.
The IT Schedule 70 Startup Springboard is an alternative, targeted to new start-ups with less than two years of experience. Instead, Roth said GSA will consider other alternatives when evaluating a start-up company’s offer, such as the experience of the executives involved in the project and the product itself that the company is proposing.
“You may have a senior executive who’s worked with another firm in this industry and has spun off and started another entity,” she said. “We also look at some of our younger or emerging companies that have new technologies that have not been in the marketplace for two years but again, they have other experience as well as financial health information that we can evaluate and other technical aspects as well.”