State and Local Governments

Commercial products and services are available for purchase by state and local governments, including tribal governments and educational institutions defined under 40 U.S.C. § 502(c), under certain authorities. These products and services are provided through the GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) program.

Convenient purchasing resources and support for state and local governments [PDF - 436 KB] provides an overview of the resources available to state and local (S&L) government entities. These entities should always coordinate purchases in accordance with applicable laws and guidance from relevant agencies, such as guidance issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) when purchasing under the Disaster Purchasing Program. Please note that not all Schedule contractors participate in these programs. Additionally, contractors may offer items under these programs, but may not have supplies available on hand to fulfill state and local requirements. Please contact contractors directly before placing orders on GSA Advantage! to ensure availability of products.

Please see GSA Order OGP 4800.2I for information regarding eligibility to use GSA sources of supply and services. If you have a question about eligibility, please visit GSA eligibility determinations.

Benefits of using MAS

The Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) offers:

  • Strong, competitive pool of pre-vetted contractors.
  • Pre-negotiated terms, conditions, and competitive prices with the flexibility to seek more discounts.
  • Emerging technologies and innovative solutions.
  • Electronic tools that help you:
    • conduct market research.
    • find qualified sources.
    • streamline and maximize competition.
    • simplify online purchasing.

Authorities to use MAS

State, local, tribal governments and educational institutions may utilize the following programs to buy goods and services through the MAS Program.

Each individual program page includes detailed scope definitions and ordering guidelines.

Program Name Description
Cooperative Purchasing Program Purchase security and law enforcement equipment and technology products and professional services from Multiple Awards Schedule (MAS) Information Technology.
Disaster Purchasing Program Purchase directly from approved GSA vendors to prepare for, respond to, or recover from disasters or acts of terrorism.
Public Health Emergencies Purchase directly from GSA contractors when expending federal grant funds in response to public health emergencies.
1122 Program Purchase approved law enforcement equipment and vehicles from selected GSA Schedules and AutoChoice for use in counter-drug, homeland security, and emergency response activities.
Last Reviewed: 2023-04-18