Order-Level Materials (OLMs)
OLMs are supplies and/or services acquired in direct support of an individual task or delivery order placed against a Schedule contract or BPA when the supplies or services are not known at the time of award.
Why are OLMs needed?
- Adding non-Schedule supplies/services to task and delivery orders using FAR 8.402(f) “open market” procedures can be cumbersome.
- OLMs provide an easier way to obtain supplies/services necessary to support task and delivery orders issued against GSA Schedules.
- OLMs reduce administrative costs related to contract duplication.
- OLMs reduce transaction costs by eliminating the need to award additional contracts for ancillary work or materials.
This authority allows buyers the flexibility to easily acquire OLMs, creating consistency between the Schedules program and other established indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contracts.
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