When an ordering activity has a requirement, the first decision that should be made is if a MAS BPA is appropriate to use. The ordering activity compares the performance work statement (PWS) to the GSA Schedules to see if there is a match.
Assuming the PWS is in-scope, the next step is to decide whether to issue a task order against a Schedule or to use a BPA. The reasoning behind using a BPA is based on whether or not the requirement is going to be recurring. If the requirement is not recurring, then the ordering activity should issue a task order, or an RFQ and submit an order based on the quotes. If the requirement is recurring, the ordering activity must determine whether the requirement is broad or narrow.
If the requirement is broad, a multiple-award BPA should be used. A single-award BPA should be used if the requirement is narrow.