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Finding FES and Tactical Equipment Through GSA

By on October 17, 2018

Providing America’s military and first responders with equipment is a big job, and that’s why the government created the Global Services Administration, also known as GSA. This program allows for defense contractors to provide that tactical equipment and other gear that these brave men and women need to do the tough jobs they do. Buying equipment and gear like FES (fire and emergency services equipment) is a huge responsibility, but not an insurmountable one — especially when you know where to look and how to buy.

Firefighting Equipment

First responders, military professionals and others who go rushing toward danger when most people go running away have the toughest jobs out there. These are the people who put themselves in harm’s way to help others, and put their own lives on the line to do jobs that lots of people are too afraid to do. That’s why these pros deserve the best FES and the best tactical equipment available.

Fire and emergency services equipment needs to be in good working order at all times. This equipment must also meet rigorous quality and safety standards, because it’s being used by first responders who need to work with the best in order to do the best possible job to help others who need help the most. After all, there’s an old saying that says any carpenter is only as good as his tools. Any military professional or first responder is only as good as their equipment!

Buying Equipment

Defense contractors who want to stay in business will maintain a good reputation by providing only high-quality tactical equipment and FES. Emergency services equipment government contracts are extremely valuable, and everyone knows it. Good defense contractors provide the best so they can keep doing business.

When purchasing tactical equipment and firefighting equipment, look for specific details. Safety ratings and field tests of equipment indicate how high-quality each item is and which standards it meets. Look for these specifics before purchasing FES and other tactical gear and equipment. The military has strict standards for everything that’s used by soldiers, so anything that’s rated as military-approved or military-grade will meet strict safety and durability requirements.

Using the Program

In the 2017 fiscal year, government buyers spent almost $1.2 billion through the GSA Security Schedule. There’s a lot of opportunity out there, and a lot of ways to use the system. The GSA Security Schedule has more than 100 different subcategories, or Special Item Numbers (SINs). The GSA Schedules program has around 30 schedules, or contracts, categorized by industry. Use all the opportunities and options available to get the best possible equipment and gear.

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