GSA Areawide Public Utility Contracts

We have authority under 40 U.S.C. 501 and FAR Part 41 to procure utility services for federal agencies such as electricity, natural gas, water, wastewater, and steam and establish long-term (10-year) government-wide contracts for utilities. In certain vertically integrated service territories, you can order these services directly from the GSA Areawide Contract for your facility(ies). View our listing of Areawide Contracts.

For Federal Agency Customers

Federal contracting officers can procure utility services through our GSA Areawide Public Utility Contract, a master blanket contract for public utility services. The GSA Areawide Public Utility Contract lists the terms and conditions of service, incorporates all applicable federal clauses, and provides instructions for federal agencies. Part 41 of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) requires that agencies with annual spending over the simplified acquisition threshold use a GSA Areawide Public Utility Contract if one is available. Exceptions are when service is available from another federal agency or the government benefits from obtaining services under a single-point contract and has a delegation of authority from GSA.

For Vendors

Read the memorandum on federal use of Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPCs) and Utility Energy Service Contracts (UESCs) [PDF - 4 MB] to learn about entering into ESPCs and UESCs for energy efficiency and new renewable energy and carbon pollution-free electricity generation.

Prime contractors must submit the Summary Subcontract Report into the Electronic Subcontracting Reporting System (eSRS).


For questions on procuring utility services through a GSA Areawide contract, contact

Last Reviewed: 2022-10-18