A GSA Schedule BPA is an agreement entered into by a state buyer with a Schedule contractor to meet repetitive needs for supplies or services (FAR 8.405-3). BPAs make it easier for the contractor and buyer to meet recurring needs, taking into account the specific needs of the customer, while taking advantage of the buyer`s full purchasing power by using quantity discounts, saving administrative time and reducing paperwork. BPAs are beneficial for: (A) The order activity must offer each holder of multi-priced EPS a fair opportunity to be considered for any order exceeding the micro-purchase threshold but not exceeding the simplified acquisition threshold, unless one of the derogations in point 8.405-6 (a) (1) (i) applies. (ii) orders that exceed the micro-purchase threshold but do not exceed the simplified acquisition threshold. (ii) a description of the delivery or service acquired; (i) orders on or below the micro-purchase threshold. The order activity may place orders on or below the micro-purchase threshold with any BPA holder who can meet the Agency`s requirements. The ordering activity should try to distribute such orders among BPA holders. (iv) When determining the number of multi-award APBs to be determined or whether a BPA with a single contract is appropriate, the contract authority should take into account the following factors and document the decision in the procurement plan or in the BPA file: (C) Ensure that all bids received are duly taken into account and that the award is made in accordance with the basis of the selection in the call for tenders. After requesting discounts (see 8.405-4), set the BPA with the contractor(s) who offer the best value. (B) The order activity does not need to contact all BPA holders with multiple distinctions before placing an order if information is available to ensure that each BPA holder has a fair opportunity to be considered for each order. (iii) The requirement of a disposition for a BPA with a one-time supplement of more than $100 million is in addition to any applicable requirement for a justification limited to 8.405-6.
However, the two documents can be combined into a single document. Alternatively, procurement activities may take into account socio-economic status when contractors are identified for counterparty or competition for the award of a contract or GAP. At a minimum, ordering activities, if available, should take into account at least one small business, one small business owned by veterans, one small business owned by persons with disabilities on duty, one small business from HUBZone, one small business owned by women, or one small business disadvantaged contractors (FAR 8.405-5). When balancing orders with BBPA, we have the following indications: (1) Take into account reasonably available information about the supply or service offered under MAS contracts by interviewing at least three contractors planned via the GSA Advantage! online purchasing service, by checking the catalogues or price lists of at least three contractors or by requesting offers from at least three plan contractors (see 8.405-5); or (3) After award, order activities must notify unsuccessful suppliers in a timely manner. Where an unsuccessful tenderer requests information on a premium based on factors other than price, a brief explanation of the basis for the award decision should be provided. . (1) For deliveries and services for which no description of the work is required. The procedures provided for in this paragraph shall apply when establishing a BPA for the supplies and services listed in the schedule contract at a fixed price for the performance of a given task, in the absence of specifications (e.g. B installation, maintenance and repair). . . .