Tired of the hassle of having to research products and pricing to buy floor covering? We can help. Let Continental do the work for you! Continental Flooring Company has been serving government and public sector agencies worldwide with flooring procurement solutions for more than 38 years. We are known for quality products, mill-direct delivery, flooring installation services and great customer service. Our relationships with a variety of manufacturers means you will be able to purchase the products you need for all your maintenance and project requirements…carpeting, resilient flooring, ceiling products, floor matting and more.
Buying through GSA
If you work in a federal government agency, you may know that buying through a GSA Contract can simplify the floor covering buying process. Some background first… GSA stands for General Services Administration. It was established in 1949 to help federal agencies buy goods and services at the best value available. Think of it as a big collection of pre-negotiated contracts that procurement personnel can use to buy what they need. This collection of contracts is called the GSA Schedule or Federal Supply Schedules and they allow government agencies to buy countless kinds of commercial products at fixed low prices for a specific period of time.
So why buy from a GSA Contract? First things first, it’s easy. It saves the time and effort of going through the bidding process. (GSA has already done that for you to get the best pricing anyway!) Other benefits include:
- Excellent pricing. Because the products have already been awarded a contract by GSA so you can be assured of volume discount pricing and best value pricing.
- Choices, choices, choices. The GSA contract covers every type of floor covering and ceiling tile you would need.
- Control of the process. Since you already have a contracted vendor in place through GSA, you can order what you need when you need it. One PO, One Call.
Continental Flooring offers materials only or complete flooring installation services for all your floor covering and ceiling system needs. GSA Buyers may wish to register online to view GSA pricing. This feature allows buyers quick, up-to-date access to 17 different GSA contracted manufacturers.
Buying through 1GPA
There is power in numbers! Time and again, it has been proven that pooled resources result in better pricing. Continental Flooring Company has recently been awarded national flooring contract #16-01S-01 by the 1 Government Procurement Alliance.
The 1 Government Procurement Alliance (1GPA) is a non-profit national governmental purchasing cooperative which allows public agencies to take advantage of existing contracts to purchase the goods and services they need from local and national vendors at the most competitive prices. 1GPA’s pooled purchasing power means public and private schools, cities, counties and state agencies, as well as colleges, universities and Native American communities can utilize all of our contracts.
1GPA’s purchasing power and established public contracts means governmental entities can save actual budget dollars utilizing best business practices. And, as required by law, contracts are approved and awarded by 1GPA’s lead governmental entities and are available for use and benefit of all entities complying with their own state procurement laws and regulations.
Teaming with 1GPA on a nationwide contract affords us the opportunity to extend our expertise in government procurement and alliances with top manufacturers to many facilities who may not otherwise be able to take advantage of direct contract pricing.
Agencies can save time and money on flooring procurement utilizing the contracts as it avoids the lengthy bidding process while offering the advantage that products on contract have been competitively bid. Multiple manufacturers are available through our 1GPA contract.
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