Purchase Card Holders
Purchase cards make it easy for you to buy the things you need for your agency. All Schedule contractors are required to accept the government purchase card for purchases up to the micro-purchase threshold and encouraged to do so for purchases over it.
GSA makes buying with the purchase card easy and efficient, utilizing modern tools to help facilitate market research and connect you instantly with contractors that can meet your need.
Ordering from Schedule
|Purchases Below the Micro-purchase Threshold||Purchases Between the Micro-purchase Threshold and the Simplified Acquisition Threshold||Purchases Over the Simplified Acquisition Threshold|
Minimum Order Quantity - Purchases on Schedule, in general, are free on board (FOB) destination. In order to support FOB destination and include shipping prices in the prices of the goods, some products do have a set minimum order quantity. This quantity varies by Schedule and is noted in GSA Advantage.
While most orders issued using the purchase card will be under the micro-purchase level, purchase card holders may have a spending limit above the micro-purchase threshold. In fact, FAR 13.301 states that purchase cards shouldn’t be limited to micro-purchases.
Streamlined ordering procedures let you reasonably consider available information about the supply or service offered under MAS contracts and execute a purchase. Reasonable review of items means:
As always, you are encouraged to ask for additional discounts.
Resources and Tools
Use these acquisition eTools to help simplify ordering under MAS:
- Acquisition Gateway
- Purchasing and Market Research Tools
- SmartPay - Detailed information for purchase card holders