Question Category: BPA FAQs

Is there a time limit on the length of a BPA established under a GSA Schedule contract?

A BPA cannot exceed the GSA Schedule contract period. GSA Schedule contracts have a base contract period of five years with three five-year option periods. If GSA exercises an option to extend the term of the GSA Schedule contract, the BPA can be extended as well. Annual reviews must be conducted to determine whether the …

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Is there a limit on the dollar value of an order placed against an established Schedule BPA?

No. The maximum order limitation requirement has been removed from MAS procedures. 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. If fact, for orders exceeding the maximum order threshold, after a customer reviews the pricelist(s) or GSA Advantage!, the FAR …

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Regarding a multiple award schedule blanket purchase agreement, can we modify terms and conditions of the Federal Supply Schedule contract (e.g., FSS requires 60 day delivery from receipt of order, but we want a 30 day requirements)?

FSS contracts provide various expedited delivery terms. Generally, the alteration of or tailoring of a Federal Supply Schedule contract terms and conditions to meet the needs of individual procurements are not permitted. Such tailoring may violate the Competition in Contracting Act of 1984 (CICA) and alter the scope of the contract. Tailoring for a special …

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What is the difference between "traditional" Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs) under Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR ) Part 13, Simplified Acquisition Procedures, and BPAs established under the GSA Federal Supply Schedules Program in accordance with

Although the objective of both “traditional” BPAs and GSA Schedule BPAs (also known as Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) BPAs) is to provide a simplified method of fulfilling anticipated repetitive needs for services and products, “traditional” BPAs are subject to the requirements of FAR Part 13. With the exception of FAR 13.303-2(c), which states that “BPAs …

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When an ordering office establishes a BPA against a GSA Schedule contract, do orders placed under the BPA meet Competition in Contracting Act (CICA) requirements for full and open competition?

In accordance with FAR 6.102(d)(3), use of the Multiple Award Schedules Program is considered a “competitive procedure” under the Competition in Contracting Act of 1984 (CICA) when the MAS ordering procedures are followed; i.e., the Ordering Procedures For Services And Products Not Requiring A Statement Of Work in FAR 8.404 and the Ordering Procedures For …

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