The difference between the “traditional” blanket purchase agreements (BPAs) and the BPAs implemented under the GSA calendar program is that “traditional” BPAs are subject to FAR Part 13 requirements. FAR Part 13 does not apply to GSA Schedule BPAs, with the exception of FAR 13.303-2 (c), which states that “BPAs may be set up with GSA Federal Supply Schedule contractors… FAR 8.405-3 indicates that BPAs control activities can be implemented as part of an employment contract to meet recurring needs. The implementation of EPS-BPA can be implemented with: (1) more than one supplier of similar supplies or services, in order to ensure maximum and feasible competition; (2) a single business in which a large number of individual purchases are likely to be made over a period of time, occasionally or below the simplified acquisition threshold; or (3) GSA Federal Supply Schedule supplier (for more information, see a future it series article). Buyers prepare THE BPAs without requesting an order and after contacting the suppliers to make arrangements for: (iii) the offer procedures. The order activity must provide a request for submission including the statement of work and evaluation criteria (for example. B past experience and performance) to plan contractors providing services that meet the Agency`s needs. The offer can be booked on GSA`s e-Buy electronic offering system (see item 8.402 (d)). At the buyer`s discretion, BPAs may be removed for the following types of small businesses: (A) Submits an offer request that contains a description of deliveries to be delivered or services to be provided and the basis of the selection. When stopping orders against BPAs, we have the following indications: If a federal contract agent decides that issuing a BPA is a good idea, he should do this: Each order (including its order options) against an existing EPS before the end of EPS has its own performance period (including order options). It must be completed (including possible order options) in accordance with Schedule Contract FAR`s Clause 52.216-22 (d), which contains (ii) the description of the acquired supply or service; iv) To determine the number of multiple EPS that can be allocated for the finding or relevance of a single-mark-up EPS, the awarding authority must take into account the following factors and document the decision in the action plan or in the BPA file: (2) In addition to the price (see 8,404 (d) and 8,405-4), the order activity may, to determine the best value , take into account, among other things, the following: (ii) orders that exceed the micro threshold but do not exceed the acquisition. “Any order placed during the expiry of this contract that has not been placed within this period is concluded by the contractor within the time indicated in the order. The contract regulates the rights and obligations of the contractor and the government with respect to this contract, to the extent that it was concluded during the actual period of the contract, provided that the contractor does not have to make deliveries through the contract, including options, at the end of the basic order period, after the conclusion of the customer`s order. The following circumstances are the circumstances under which contractors can implement EPS: as soon as EPS is available, buyers must continue to seek competition to purchase more than $2500.

Buyers can meet this requirement by contacting at least three borrowers to receive offers. The ideal BPA suppliers for BPA purchases are those that have: A GSA BPA calendar is an agreement of a state buyer with a Schedule contractor to meet repetitive needs for supplies or services (FAR 8.405-3). BPAs allow the contractor and buyer to meet recurring needs taking into account the specific requirements of the customer, while the buyer`s full purchasing power is used by using quantity discounts, saving administrative time and reducing red tape.