Can state or local government grantees purchase from GSA Schedules? If state or local governments themselves receive grant money, can they use these funds to purchase products and services from GSA Schedules?
Under Disaster Recovery Purchasing, only state and local government entities, as defined in General Services Administration Acquisition Manual (GSAM) 538.7001, are eligible to purchase from GSA Schedules. As noted in the definition, the term, state and local government entities, “…does not include contractors of, or grantees of, state or local governments.” Thus, state or local government grantees cannot purchase Schedule products or services under Disaster Recovery Purchasing. With regard to state or local governments themselves receiving grant money, these entities are eligible users under Disaster Recovery Purchasing by virtue of meeting the definition of state and local government entities; the source of funding for these entities is irrelevant.