DPA Purchases and 2-Year Contracts Via GSA Schedules
An agency seeking to purchase goods or set-up a 2-year State contract off a GSA Schedule Contract shall only proceed when one of the following can be demonstrated:
- The goods or services available to be purchased through a GSA Schedule Contract are not available under existing State contract(s).
- The price of goods or services available to be purchased though a GSA Schedule Contract will be at a better price or value than under the existing State contract(s).
- The goods or services available through the GSA Schedule Contract are more advantageous to the State, price and other factors considered, than the same goods or services that are available under the existing State contract. A specific explanation of how the goods or services available through the GSA-Priced Contract are more advantageous must be provided. Information about State contracts is available on the web at http://www.nj.gov/treasury/purchase/noa/contracts/noa.shtml
NOTE: If the product or service is not available under State contract and is within the agency’s Delegated Purchase Authority (DPA) threshold, then the agency must follow the process for DPA purchases as indicated in DPP’s circular 11-10-DPP.
The procedure to award a 2-year State contract based off a GSA Schedule, can be viewed on the circular “Purchases From Federal Supply Schedules or Schedules of Other Federal Procurement Programs (GSA-Priced Contracts)” Click here.
GSA-based State Contracts
Term Contracts that begin with a “G” signify that the contract is a GSA-based contract.
GSA Advantage!® (www.gsa.gov/advantage) is the online shopping and ordering system that provides access to thousands of contractors and millions of supplies (products) and services. Anyone may browse on GSA
Advantage!® to view and compare the variety of products and services offered State and local governments may use GSA Advantage to purchase products under Cooperative Purchasing and Disaster Recovery Programs.
GSA eLibrary (www.gsa.gov/elibrary) is the online source for the latest contract award information for GSA schedules, Access to information on millions of supplies (products) and services Links to contractor websites, email addresses, and text files containing contract terms and conditions Identification of Schedule contractors participating in Cooperative Purchasing and/or Disaster Recovery Purchasing.
eBuy, (www.gsa.gov/ebuy) a component of GSA Advantage!®, is an online Request for Quotation (RFQ) tool. eBuy is designed to facilitate the request for submission of quotations for a wide range of commercial supplies (products) and services under the following acquisition vehicles. State and local government entities may use eBuy to post RFQs for GSA Schedule supplies and services under the Cooperative Purchasing Program and the Disaster Recovery Purchasing Program.
For any questions on any of the programs or etools contact