- No Competitive Solicitation Required
- No Benchmarking
- Prices Already Determined to be Fair and Reasonable
- Short Order Cycle (1 to 15 days)
- Can Exceed Maximum Order Amount (Coordinate order with GSA Program Manager)
- Can Accept Trade-ins and Grant Trade-in Credits on GSA Order
- Considered as a "Competitive" Procurement
- Low Risk for Protest
- Selected Commercial Promotions Available to Government Customers
- Contractor Team Arrangements
In order to provide flexibility and allow innovative acquisition methods when using the Federal Supply Schedules, team arrangements are encouraged!
- Price Reductions
In the past, contractors were unable to reduce prices. Now customers may seek price reductions when the potential for a lower price exists, such as on large orders.
- Maximum Order (MO) Provisions
MOLs (Maximum Order Limitations) have been eliminated! In their place is a new commercial feature called the Maximum Order (MO). The MO is the level for customers to seek a price reduction because the sized of their order is significant.
- Blanket Purchase Agreements
Why form a BPA? One of many good reasons is that a BPA can be set up for field offices across the nation allowing them to place orders directly. In doing this, the entire agency can reap the benefits of additional negotiated discounts under the BPA.
- GSA Contracting Officers have:
- Synopsized the procurement
- Negotiated the contract
- Determined the prices to be fair and reasonable
- Met requirements for CICA (Competition in Contracting Act, see FAR 6.102 (d) (3))
- Complied with all the procurement regulation in establishing the contracts