Section 11: GSA State and Local Programs
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Cooperative Purchasing Program Overview
Authority for State and Local Government Access to Schedules under Cooperative Purchasing
- Section 211 of the E-Government Act of 2002 authorized GSA sales of Schedule 70 IT products and services to state and local governments through the introduction of Cooperative Purchasing. Cooperative Purchasing authorizes state and local government entities to purchase from Schedule 70 Information Technology (IT) contracts and Consolidated Schedule (formerly Corporate Contracts Schedule) with
associated IT Special Item Numbers (SINs).
- The Local Preparedness Acquisition Act, which authorizes state and local government to purchase alarm and signal systems, facility management systems, firefighting and rescue equipment, law enforcement and security equipment, marine craft and related equipment, special purpose clothing, and related services (as contained in Federal Supply Classification Code Group 84 or any amended or subsequent version of that Federal Supply Classification Group).
Purchases may be made by all eligible state and local entities at any time for any reason. Participation in Cooperative Purchasing is voluntary for both Schedule contractors and state and local government entities.
Use of GSA Schedules by state and local governments is voluntary. Agreement of a Schedule contractor to offer Cooperative Purchasing under the contract and acceptance of any order for Cooperative Purchasing from a state or local government is voluntary.
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