Section 1: Overview

Overview of the GSA Schedules Program

The Schedules program provides eligible federal agencies and state/local government entities with a simplified process for obtaining supplies and services.

Simply put, a Schedule is a listing of companies that supply comparable commercial supplies and services through contracts awarded by GSA. With numerous Schedules in place, the program offers tremendous choices and flexibility.

Schedule contracts are Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracts awarded to responsible companies that offer commercial services or supplies at fair and reasonable prices. These contracts can be used by eligible ordering activities worldwide (refer to “Eligibility to Use GSA Sources of Supply and Services”). After GSA awards the contracts, ordering activities order from Schedule contractors and deliveries are made directly to the customer.

Priorities for Use of the GSA Schedules Program

FAR 8.002 establishes priorities for the use of government supply and service sources to satisfy ordering activity requirements. For more information, visit the online version of the FAR at