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Did you know that State and Local Governments can buy from IT Schedule 70 under the Cooperative Purchasing Program?

 

Summary

GSA Cooperative Purchasing Program, authorized by statute, allows state and local governments to purchase a variety of commercial supplies (products) and services under specific GSA Schedule contracts to save time, money and meet their everyday needs and missions.

The Cooperative Purchasing Program gives state and local governmental access to purchase information technology products and services, as well as law enforcement, security, first responder, and marine craft equipment, alarm and signal systems, and special purpose clothing.

IT Schedule 70 features over 5,000 industry partners offering a wide variety of commercial IT products and services.

Schedule 70 includes, but is not limited to:

  • IT Equipment, software and maintenance
  • IT professional services
  • Wireless and electronic commerce services
  • Cloud computing services
  • IT Training
  • Virtualization services
  • IPv6 services
  • Cybersecurity services
  • Access Certificates for Electronic Services (ACES) Program
  • Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Shared Service Provider (SSP) Program
  • HSPD-12 Product and service components

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. What is Cooperative Purchasing?

Section 211 of the E-Government Act of 2002 (the Act) amended the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act to allow for "Cooperative Purchasing." Cooperative Purchasing allows for the Administrator of General Services to provide states and localities access to certain items offered through the General Services Administration's (GSA's) Federal Supply Schedule 70, Information Technology (IT), and Consolidated (formerly Corporate Contracts) Schedule contracts, containing IT Special Item Numbers (SINs). The information technology available to state and local governments includes automated data processing equipment (including firmware), software, supplies, support equipment, and services.

Public Law 110-248, the Local Preparedness Acquisition Act, amended the "Cooperative Purchasing" provisions of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act to allow the Administrator of General Services to provide states and localities access to certain items offered through GSA's Federal Supply Schedule 84, Total Solutions for Law Enforcement, Security, Facility Management Systems, Fire, Rescue, Special Purpose Clothing, Marine Craft, and Emergency/Disaster Response. The products and services available to state and local governments include alarm and signal systems, facility management systems, firefighting and rescue equipment, law enforcement and security equipment, marine craft and related equipment, special purpose clothing, and related services.

2. Can state and local governments purchase from all GSA Schedules?

No. The Cooperative Purchasing Program only allows for state and local government entities to purchase from contracts awarded under GSA Schedule 70, Information Technology, contracts containing IT SINs awarded under the Consolidated (formerly Corporate Contracts) Schedule, and contracts awarded under GSA Schedule 84, Total Solutions for Law Enforcement, Security, Facility Management Systems, Fire, Rescue, Special Purpose Clothing, Marine Craft, and Emergency/Disaster Response. State and local government entities may not use the Cooperative Purchasing Program to purchase products and services from contracts awarded under any other GSA Schedules.

3. How do I order?

While GSA recommends that state and local purchasing officials follow the Schedule ordering procedures in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 8.4 to ensure receiving the best value from GSA Schedule contractors, use of these procedures is not mandated by GSA.

You must also use the ordering procedures needed to meet your state or local acquisition regulations and meet competition requirements. You can include the terms and conditions your state or local laws require, but they cannot conflict with the terms and conditions of the GSA Schedule contract.

For More Information: visit our “How to Order” page at: http://www.gsa.gov/portal/content/198589

4. Are Cooperative Purchasing orders subject to the Industrial Funding Fee (IFF)?

Yes. Each Schedule contract price includes an industrial funding fee, which is represented in the prices paid by ordering activities and passed on to GSA by Schedule contractors. The IFF reimburses GSA for procurement and administrative costs incurred to operate the GSA Schedules Program.

For More Information:
Visit the website: www.gsa.gov/cooperativepurchasing
View additional FAQ’s: http://www.gsa.gov/portal/content/202313

 

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