The General Services Administration today issued a proposed rule that would provide increased access to GSA’s Federal Supply Schedules.
The rule would implement a number of statutory provisions to provide increased FSS access to:
- the American National Red Cross;
- other qualified organizations, including National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster; and
- state and local governments.
The GSA acquisition regulation currently authorizes state or local governments to use Schedules for certain goods and services to be used to facilitate disaster preparedness or response, but the proposed rule would allow state or local governments to use the Schedules to facilitate recovery from a disaster or attack.
The current version of the GSAR also allows state and local government to place orders against Schedule 70 contracts, Consolidated Schedule contracts containing information technology Special Item Numbers, and Schedule 84 contracts, if the contractor elects to accept these types of orders.
Comments on the rule referencing GSAR Case 2010-G511 are due June 16, 2014.