Instructions For Using the GSA
Recently, GSA updated the GSA Advantage!
web site. We have received many calls from vendors confused about
its new interface. ECSI decided to put together the following instructions
and tips for searching the site. We hope you will find them helpful.
Accesing GSA Advantage!:
1. Type www.gsaadvantage.gov
in your web browser then hit the ENTER key.
2. When the GSA Advantage! home
page comes up on your screen,
scroll approximately halfway down the page until you see a heading titled
"5 Ways to Shop Advantage! Now".
3. In the first block under Search,
type in the contract number that you are searching for ie. to search for
ECSI's services, type in our contract number, GS-35F-5895H. You can
also type in the name of the company that you are searching for.
4. The next screen is the 'Member Login'
You DO NOT need to register
to proceed. On the right side of the screen, you will see a area
to enter your zip code. Simply type your zip code in the space provided
and click on the "Login" button. It does not matter what zip code
5. If you typed in a valid contract
number or company name of a vendor currently on Advantage!, you
will be brought directly to the products or services for that particular
Searching within a vendors data:
If you typed an incorrect contract number or a company name that is similar
to others in Advantage! you may be given a list of choices.
Simply click on the one that you would like.
In order to search for a particular product
from within a vendor's product information, enter in the product number
that you are looking for in the 'Search' box on the left hand side.
Be sure to click on "Search within results".
Click the "Go" button and you will be brought to the particular product
that you are looking for.
Remember, GSA Advantage! is geared
toward the government buyer and is optimized for allowing buyers to quickly
locate product and pricing data.