GSA Reverse Auctions
Government customers use reverse auctions to save money on acquisitions of non-complex commodities and simple services. Auctions help deliver increased savings for federal agencies while making it easier for small businesses to compete.
GSA Reverse Auctions is a Government-managed platform and marketplace for products, services, and solutions offered through GSA Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) and Blanket Purchase agreements (BPAs).
GSA Schedules and Reverse Auctions
GSA Schedule users are encouraged to use the GSA Reverse Auction platform when it fits their acquisition strategy. It is the responsibility of the ordering activity contracting officer to ensure that all order-level requirements (including competition requirements per FAR 8.405-1) are met, and that any additional local agency policies are followed (See FAR 8.404(b)(1)). The FAR, including FAR Subpart 8.4, does not prohibit the use of reverse auctions.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Reverse Auctions