Question Category: GSA FAQs

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.

What is a Contractor Team Arrangement (CTA) under the Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) Program?

A detailed explanation is under the CTA FAQ section below.  A CTA under the MAS Program is an arrangement in which two or more Schedule contractors join together to provide a total solution to meet a customer’s needs. Orders placed under a CTA are subject to the terms and conditions of each team member’s Schedule …

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What is a GSA Schedule?

That is the best question that anyone could possibly ask! First of all, a GSA Schedule is NOT a list or a number. A GSA Schedule is a contract between YOU and the Government period. It is the easiest contracting vehicle to obtain, use and administer for any company that has commercially available products and/or …

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