Contractual terms and conditions are contained in Schedule contracts and are not to be renegotiated when establishing GSA Schedule BPAs. As a purchasing option, Schedule BPAs eliminate such contracting and open market costs as the search for sources, the need to prepare solicitations, and the requirement to synopsize the acquisition.
A Schedule BPA can be set up for an agency’s field offices across the nation, thus allowing them to participate in the Schedule BPA and place orders directly with Schedule contractors. In doing so, the entire agency reaps the benefits of additional discounts negotiated into the Schedule BPA.
A multi-agency Schedule BPA is also permitted if the Schedule BPA identifies the participating agencies and their estimated requirements at the time the Schedule BPA is established.