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How GSA Buys: Schedules and Contracts

GSA uses a variety of contracting vehicles to effectively manage procurement for both its own operations and its government customers.

Schedules

Under the GSA Schedules Program (also referred to as Multiple Award Schedules and Federal Supply Schedules), GSA establishes long-term governmentwide contracts with commercial firms to provide access to more than 11 million commercial supplies (products) and services. While the GSA Schedules Program is only one procurement vehicles, it is one of the largest programs and the most preferred for commercial products and services.

The MAS Program was designed to provide discount resources to all GSA federal agencies worldwide, as well as state and local governments. When you have a contract with GSA under this program, you may sell to any government agency with just one source instead of having separate contracts with each agency.

More information about schedules can be found at www.gsa.gov/schedules.

Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ)

GSA has awarded several multiple award IDIQ contracts to procure technical expertise in areas such as cost-estimating, architect/engineer services, seismic/structural/blast services, construction management and inspection, general construction, repair and alteration, design-build, demolition, and remediation services.

View the list of GSA's Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity contracts. This link downloads an Excel document.

Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA)

 A GSA Schedules BPA is an agreement established by a customer with a GSA Schedules contractor to fill repetitive needs for supplies or services (Federal Acquisition Regulation 8.405-3). It simplifies the filling of recurring needs, while leveraging a customer's buying power by taking advantage of quantity discounts, saving administrative time and reducing paperwork.

More information about BPAs can be found at www.gsa.gov/bpa.

Governmentwide Acquisition Contracts (GWACs)

GSA is also authorized to establish task orders or delivery order contracts for information technology for use by other agencies. These GWACs have unique contracting features and specialized benefits for GSA customers.

More information about GWACs can be found at www.gsa.gov/gwacs.