Ordering activities should consider trade-ins against the purchase of new equipment when determining the “Best Value” purchase or at the lowest overall cost; e.g., the price of the item plus administrative costs, such as removal (labor), transportation costs, storage costs, etc. If equipment was traded in as part of the purchase arrangement, the file should show the type, brand and value of the equipment exchanged. Trade-ins must comply with provisions of the Federal Property Management Regulations refer to 41 CFR 102.39 (refer to

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Trade-ins are allowable and can be applied directly to orders placed against GSA Schedule contracts.