FAR 51 Deviation

On October 23, 2014, The GSA Senior Procurement Executive Jeff Koses signed a class deviation to Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 51. This class deviation allows contracting officers to authorize all GSA contractors, who are performing on a time-and-material or labor-hour basis, to purchase ancillary supplies and services from Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) contractors or process requisitions through the GSA Global Supply Program. This class deviation is valid for five (5) years from October 23, 2014. 

The Contractor Use of Schedules document below provides information for ordering activities to use when authorizing contractors to use Schedule contracts in accordance with FAR Part 51. 

  • 1.0 Introduction of the FAR 51 Deviation; 
  • 2.0 Criteria for Use;
  • 3.0 Responsibilities; 
  • 4.0 Process;
  • 5.0 Questions and Answers; and 
  • 6.0 Authorization Template.

Download the Deviation Ordering Guide [PDF, 1281KB].

Last Reviewed 2015-06-29