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Generally the ordering process below, shown for illustrative purposes, should be followed. Use the state and local governments ordering procedures if applicable. You should also comply with your organization's acquisition rules.
A. Perform a requirements analysis and then follow the ordering process outlined below. The ordering process may vary based on whether or not a Statement of Work (SOW) is required.
B. Perform market research using the tools below:
C. Follow the eBuy template, which will guide you through issuing an RFI or RFQ, and help you submit it to vendors.
D. Evaluate the responses you receive. For an RFI, evaluate to determine if vendors exist to move into an RFQ state. For an RFQ, evaluate the quote. Use GSA eLibrary to investigate the industry partners and research their detailed contract information.
E. Make the award, usually through a paperless contracting systems or other eProcurement tool.
Check your eligibility through the Eligibility to Use GSA Sources of Supply and Services (GSA Order ADM 4800.2G) or the state and local governments page.