Question Category: GSA FAQs

Who is GSA?

GSA is a centralized federal procurement and property management agency created by Congress to improve government efficiency and help federal agencies better serve the public. It acquires, on behalf of federal agencies, office space, equipment, telecommunications, information technology, supplies and services. GSA provides services and solutions for the office operations of over 1 million federal …

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How are the procedures for ordering services under the Multiple Award Schedules Program different from the procedures for ordering products?

Although the Ordering Procedures for Services Requiring a Statement of Work differ from the Ordering Procedures for Products and Services That Do Not Require a Statement of Work in FAR 8.404(b), both sets of procedures are designed to simplify the acquisition process. For orders of services and/or products up to the micro-purchase threshold: Place the …

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What does it cost and why?

The Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) 52.203.5 expressly prohibits any company from receiving compensation based upon GSA acting favorably towards a prospective vendor. Therefore, it is illegal for MarketUS to accept a commission against your potential GSA sales. An officer of your company may have to sign a Standard Form 119 certifying that you are not/will …

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What is a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) under a Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) contract? Are there any dollar limitations when establishing BPAs?

A detailed explanation is under the BPA FAQ section below.  An MAS BPA is a simplified method of filling recurring needs for services and products, while leveraging a customer’s buying power by taking advantage of quantity discounts, saving administrative time, and reducing paperwork. A BPA is an “account” established by a customer with a Schedule …

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Can I use my governmentwide commercial purchase card for payment?

Acceptance of the governmentwide commercial purchase card is a strongly encouraged payment method. Schedule contractors are required to accept the purchase card for payments equal to or less than the micro-purchase threshold. Schedule contractors are also encouraged to accept the card for dollar amounts above this threshold.

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