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Question Category: CoOp Purchasing FAQs

Are any GSA Schedule contract terms and conditions not incorporated by reference into Cooperative Purchasing orders?

Yes. The following contract terms and conditions are not incorporated by reference into Cooperative Purchasing orders: Disputes Clause; Patent Indemnity Clause; and Commercial Item Contract Terms and Conditions. Portions of the Commercial Item Contract terms and conditions that specify compliance with laws unique to federal government contracts are not applicable to Cooperative Purchasing orders.

Are Prompt Payment provisions incorporated into Cooperative Purchasing orders?

Yes. Clause 552.232-81, Payments by Non-Federal Ordering Activities, allows for the terms and conditions of a state’s prompt payment law to apply to orders placed by eligible non-federal ordering activities. However, if the ordering activity is not otherwise subject to a state prompt payment law, the activity is covered by the federal prompt payment act …

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If the contractor does not perform acceptably under a Cooperative Purchasing order issued by a state or local entity, should the ordering activity request the GSA Contracting Officer take corrective measures?

No. Acceptance of an order by the Schedule contractor under Cooperative Purchasing constitutes the formation of a new contract between the non-federal ordering activity and the Schedule contractor. The ordering activity’s Contracting Officer is responsible for all contract administration under the new contract. While the majority of the terms and conditions of the Schedule contract …

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How do I place an order against a Schedule contract?

State and local government entities are encouraged to use GSA’s Schedule Ordering Procedures to ensure the benefit of receiving the best value from GSA Schedule contractors. When it is not feasible to use GSA’s Schedule ordering procedures, state and local entities may follow their own ordering procedures for buying products and services under Cooperative Purchasing.

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