FAQ for Schedule 51 V
A GSA Schedule Contractor Team Arrangement (CTA) is an arrangement between two or more GSA Schedule contractors to work together to meet agency requirements. The CTA allows the contractor to meet the government agency needs by providing a total solution that combines the supplies and/or services from the team members' separate GSA Schedule contracts. It permits contractors to complement each other's capabilities to compete for orders for which they may not independently qualify. A customer benefits from a CTA by buying a solution rather than making separate buys from various contractors. See here for more information on Contractor Team Arrangements (CTA).
GSA's goal is to be the best value supplier of choice. GSA Schedule contracts are negotiated with the intent of achieving the contractors' "most favored customer" pricing/discounts under similar conditions. In order to ensure that they receive the best value at the lowest overall cost when using GSA Schedule contracts, agencies are encouraged and empowered to seek price reductions, not only for orders over the maximum order threshold, but also when circumstances warrant (see FAR 8.405-4).
This commercial practice brings more value and more choices to our customers. Customer orders are not restricted by a maximum order limit. In accordance with FAR 8.404(b) (3), the Maximum Order Threshold represents the point where it is advantageous for customers to seek a price reduction. In fact, after a customer reviews the price list(s) or GSA Advantage!®, the FAR instructs customers to generally seek price reductions for orders exceeding this threshold from Schedule contractor(s) appearing to provide the best value (considering price and other factors).
Go to GSA eLibrary, and then, in the search bar, type a company name or contract number (GS-21F-0000X). Choose the company name in red. To the right of your company information is the GSA contract representative.
Acquisition professionals from the FMHAC are available to provide (FREE) guidance and assistance in the use of the GSA Multiple Award Schedules. Please contact the FMHAC Hotline (Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. EST) at 816-926-6760 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any service that would be commercially available in support of the products offered could be available under the following Schedule 51 V SINs:
- 834 100 Commercial Coatings, Removers, Adhesives, Sealants, Stains, Varnishes, Shellacs, Lacquers, Applicators, Accessories and Related Services;
- 834 900 Lubricants, Petroleum and Waxes; and
- 577 001 Industrial Machinery and Equipment (Including Woodworking and Metalworking Machinery), Maintenance, Accessories and Related Services.
This option was just added to the Schedule and contractors are still modifying their contracts. Please contact the FMHAC Hotline (Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. EST) at 816-926-6760 or by email at email@example.com, to find out specifics.