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Question Category: Disaster Recovery FAQs

New Authorization for National Voluntary Organizations Active in a Disaster (NVOAD) to Purchase via Schedules

GSA Schedule contractors can now sell to the National Voluntary Organizations Active in a Disaster (NVOAD) through their Federal Supply Schedules contract.  Section 2 of the Federal Supply Schedules Usage Act of 2010 (Public Law 111-263), states that the Administrator of General Services may provide for the use of  Federal Supply Schedules, by other qualified …

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Can state or local government grantees purchase from GSA Schedules? If state or local governments themselves receive grant money, can they use these funds to purchase products and services from GSA Schedules?

Under Disaster Recovery Purchasing, only state and local government entities, as defined in General Services Administration Acquisition Manual (GSAM) 538.7001, are eligible to purchase from GSA Schedules. As noted in the definition, the term, state and local government entities, “…does not include contractors of, or grantees of, state or local governments.” Thus, state or local …

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Can state and local governments use other GSA contracts?

No. Disaster Recovery Purchasing authority is limited to GSA Schedule contracts and does not include any other GSA programs. Schedules e-Library contains a list of all GSA Schedules subject to Disaster Recovery Purchasing.

When does Disaster Recovery Purchasing go into effect?

Technically, Disaster Recovery Purchasing was effective upon publication of the interim rule in the Federal Register on February 1, 2007. Existing GSA Schedule contracts must be modified, as mutually agreed between the Schedule contractor and GSA, to allow for Disaster Recovery Purchasing.

How are state and local governments defined?

The General Services Administration Acquisition Manual (GSAM), Part 538.7001, Definitions, offers the following definition of state and local governments: “The States of the United States, counties, municipalities, cities, towns, townships, tribal governments, public authorities (including public or Indian housing agencies under the United States Housing Act of 1937), school districts, colleges, and other institutions of …

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Are Schedule contractors required to accept orders from state and local government entities?

Schedule contractors have the option of deciding whether they will accept orders placed by state or local government buyers. Schedule contractors will make this decision on two levels. First, on the contract level, Schedule contractors will decide whether they want to offer Disaster Recovery Purchasing and enter into a mutual agreement with GSA to modify …

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