FAR Based Strategies
Federal Supply Schedules – FAR 8.4
Commercial Items – FAR 12
Simplified Acquisitions – FAR 13
Contracting by Negotiation – FAR 15
IDIQ – FAR 16.5
Letter Contract – FAR 16.603
Agreements – FAR 16.7
Small Business – FAR 19
BAA – FAR 35.016
Commercial Solutions Opening (CSO)
Non-FAR Based Strategies
Federal Supply Schedules – FAR Part 8.4
Federal Supply Schedules provide agencies with a simplified ordering process for obtaining commercial supplies and services at prices associated with volume buying. FAR Part 8.4, Federal Supply Schedules, and FAR Part 38, Federal Supply Schedule Contracts, govern the operation and use of the schedule program. Schedules contain negotiated fixed-prices for the products and services each contractor proposes to offer under the schedule (or hourly-rates for services), and then publishes the prices on the GSA Schedules e-Library.
Agencies can place Task Orders or Delivery Orders under GSA Federal Supply Schedule for required products or services. Additionally, agencies can establish Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs) under all schedule contracts.