How does eBuy work?

When using the eBuy system, ordering activities simply prepare and post an RFQ (with or without an SOW) for specific supplies and services for a designated period of time.

While an ordering activity may choose to notify a select population of Schedule contractors of their requirement (who receive an e-mail notice of the posting), it is available for review by all Schedule contractors awarded the identified SIN(s).

Schedule contractors not notified of the posting by e-mail may still submit a quote for any RFQ placed under their awarded SIN. Schedule contractors are encouraged to check the eBuy site daily for RFQ opportunities. Only Schedule contractors with electronic price lists loaded to GSA Advantage!® have access to eBuy and the opportunity to review and receive notifications of postings.

Schedule contractors post their quotes directly to eBuy. Once an RFQ has closed, the ordering activity may then evaluate and accept the quote that represents the best value. Access to this information is limited to the ordering activity.