How to Use BMO

The BMO Contract and BMO SB Contract will help your agency acquire building maintenance and operations services more efficiently and economically. GSA issues a Delegation of Procurement Authority to the customer agency Ordering Contracting Officer (OCO) who performs the acquisition.

For detailed ordering procedures, please refer to the BMO Ordering Guide [PDF - 302 KB].

Federal Contracting Officers must follow these steps to begin using GSA's BMO.

Request Delegation of Procurement Authority (DPA) Training

The DPA establishes the Ordering Contracting Officer's (OCO's) roles and responsibilities. DPA training is a mandatory activity for Ordering Contracting Officers (OCO). Only warranted Contracting Officers (CO) are eligible to receive a DPA. A single DPA will be issued for both BMO and BMO SB.

To get started, use the BMO Training Request Form. If you are unable to access this form, please complete this Word document and submit your training requests to See BMO Training for an upcoming schedule of training events.

After requesting a DPA:

  • GSA will review your training request, and if approved, will schedule training;
  • BMO CO will issue the Delegation of Procurement Authority to a warranted Federal Government Contracting Officer once training is complete;
  • You will receive delegation confirmation within two to five business days from completion of training;
  • You will be able to issue task orders AFTER receiving your DPA. The DPA will clearly define the roles and responsibilities between the BMO CO and the OCO.

Scope Reviews

GSA offers scope reviews to ensure the BMO/BMO SB contracts are being used properly.  While an advanced scope review is optional, it is highly encouraged to ensure the best fit with BMO services and to help reduce the risk of protest due to scope.  Most reviews will be completed within 48 hours, depending on the complexity of the task order.  Please complete this BMO Scope Request Form [DOC - 49.00 KB] and send along with the statement of work to the BMO Team at email:

How to Issue a Task Order

For more detailed procedures, please refer to the BMO Ordering Guide [PDF - 302 KB]. Ordering guidelines are in accordance with FAR Part 16.505.

  1. Conduct Market Research and Acquisition Planning.
  2. Request optional scope review (
  3. Build the Task Order Solicitation.
  4. Issue the Task Order Solicitation via GSA eBuy or your Agency's preferred method.
  5. Conduct Evaluations. Award the Task Order.
  6. Report Contract Actions: View instructions on task order reporting in the FPDS-NG System.
  7. Administer the Task order.
  8. Review Past Performance: Review and report your contractor's past performance.
  9. Close out your task order when appropriate.

Federal Buying Options on Acquisition Gateway

See what's new in Category Management, the process of managing product or service categories as strategic business units and customizing them to meet customer needs. The Acquisition Gateway is an information portal for all purchasing vehicles, presented in hallways of like solutions. 

Check out BMO on the Acquisition Gateway through OMB Max. Select “Facilities and Construction”  under Hallways to get more info on BMO and other Facility Related Services.


Last Reviewed 2016-07-26