State and Local Government

State and local governments can buy technology via Schedule 84 through the GSA Cooperative Purchasing Program. To find out if your government entity qualifies, or what fees may apply, please refer to the Cooperative Purchasing FAQs and for additional information review Cooperative Purchasing Program Brochure [PDF - 1.8 MB].

Benefits of Schedule 84

Using the federal government’s buying power, state and local governments can save money when they buy security and law enforcement equipment. This Schedule has multiple solutions:

  • Features alarm and signal systems;
  • Facility management systems;
  • Firefighting and rescue equipment;
  • Law Enforcement and security equipment;
  • Marine craft and related equipment;
  • Special purpose clothing; and
  • Related services.

GSA makes this possible through a program called Cooperative Purchasing. State and local governments are encouraged to place orders for Schedule 84. This Schedule has a nationwide network of industry partners, some of whom may be located in your state. By purchasing through local vendors you are able to keep your security spend within your state or local jurisdiction.

If you have questions about how your local government can take advantage of Schedule 84 benefits, contact our help center at or 855-472-7088.

Who Sells to State and Local Governments?

Thousands of technology businesses sell to state and local governments. To find them, go to GSA eLibrary and choose Schedule 84 special item numbers (SINs) that say “Subject to Cooperative Purchasing.” Select the industry partners who display the "COOP PURCH" logo. These businesses have indicated that they sell to state and local governments.

How do State and Local Government Entities Place Orders Against Schedule 84?

Using GSA Advantage: State and local government entities may use GSA Advantage!® after they register and obtain the necessary approvals.

Learn more about the requirements and your use of GSA Advantage at our Cooperative Purchasing FAQs page.

Using eBuy: State and local government entities may also use eBuy to create an online Request for Quotation (RFQ) that helps you make the best qualified purchase decisions. Learn more about the requirements and your use of eBuy at our Cooperative Purchasing FAQs page.

Acquisition Policy

We recommend that you follow federally mandated ordering procedures, i.e. the Ordering Procedures for Supplies, and Services Not Requiring a Statement of Work (Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 8.405-1) or the Ordering Procedures for Services Requiring a Statement of Work (FAR 8.405-2). Following these procedures complies with competitive procedure under the Competition in Contracting Act of 1984 (CICA).

While GSA recommends that state and local purchasing officials follow the schedule ordering procedures in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 8.4, GSA does not mandate these procedures.

For more information visit State and Local Programs.

Last Reviewed 2016-09-23