State and Local Governments

How is GSA supporting the procurement needs of state and local governments?

  • Please see GSA Order OGP 4800.2I for information regarding eligibility to use GSA sources of supply and services.
  • GSA has outlined available purchasing resources and support for state and local governments [PDF - 436 KB] eligible to directly access GSA Schedules. State and local governments should always coordinate purchases in accordance with guidance issued by FEMA (or other applicable agency) and follow the regulations and requirements outlined by funding agencies prior to purchasing from any source.
  • Hospitals that are instrumentalities of state and local governments have access to the same programs as state and local governments.
  • During the extent of the COVID-19 emergency declaration, state and local government entities, including instrumentalities, may make self-determinations of eligibility and should send written confirmation to gsaeligibilitydetermination@gsa.gov. See 40 U.S.C. 502(c) and (d).
  • Please note that not all Schedule vendors participate in these programs. Additionally, vendors may offer items under these programs, but may not have supplies available on hand to provide to state and local government entities. Please contact vendors directly before placing orders on GSA Advantage! to ensure their availability.
  • GSA's Federal Surplus Personal Property Donation program enables state and local governments to receive surplus equipment and supplies. GSA is expediting personal property donation requests for COVID-19 response efforts where possible. For more information please contact your State Agency for Surplus Property (www.gsa.gov/sasp).

Who can buy from Schedules?

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). Please visit each program page to see if you are eligible to purchase.

If you have a question about eligibility, please visit the GSA eligibility determinations page for more information. If needed, GSA will issue a formal determination on behalf of the requesting entity that clearly outlines access to GSA sources of supply. Entities that clearly fall under the definition of state and local government do NOT need to request an eligibility determination.

Why buy from Schedules?

Schedules offer:

  • 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, and
    • simplify online purchasing

What can you buy through Schedules?

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

Program Name Description
Cooperative Purchasing Program IT, security, and law enforcement products, services, and solutions that support everyday activities and your overall mission are available through Schedule 70 and Schedule 84.
Disaster Purchasing Program Products and services under all Schedules are available, when buying in support of disaster preparation, response, and major disaster recovery, as well as recovery from biological, radiological, or terrorist attacks.
Public Health Emergencies Products and services offered under all Schedules when spending federal grants funds in direct response to public health emergencies.
1122 Program Equipment to support counterdrug missions, homeland security, and emergency response from General Services Administration (GSA), Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), and Department of Defense (DoD) sources of supply. Equipment from GSA sources is limited to specific Schedules and specific vehicles available from GSA’s AutoChoice Program. Contact your State Point of Contact (SPOC) for the 1122 program [PDF - 33 KB].

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

National Wildland Fire Program - This program was transferred to the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) on May 1, 2014.

Donation Programs

GSA also supports two donation-based programs that support state and local governments:

Last Reviewed: 2020-03-31