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How are the procedures for ordering services under the Multiple Award Schedules Program different from the procedures for ordering products?

Although the Ordering Procedures for Services Requiring a Statement of Work differ from the Ordering Procedures for Products and Services That Do Not Require a Statement of Work in FAR 8.404(b), both sets of procedures are designed to simplify the acquisition process.

  • For orders of services and/or products up to the micro-purchase threshold: Place the order with any Schedule contractor.
  • For orders above the micro-purchase threshold but below the maximum order threshold:
    • Services Requiring a Statement of Work: Prepare a request for quotes that includes the statement of work; transmit the request to at least three Schedule contractors; evaluate responses; and make a best value selection.
    • Products and Services That Do Not Require a Statement of Work: Review the GSA Advantage! online shopping service or at least three Schedule contractors’ pricelists; evaluate; and make a best value selection.
  • For orders above the maximum order threshold:
    • Services Requiring a Statement of Work: Follow the same procedures for orders above the micro-purchase threshold, except transmit the request for quotes to additional Schedule contractors; seek price reductions; evaluate responses; and make a best value selection.
    • Products and Services That Do Not Require a Statement of Work: Follow the same procedures for orders above the micro-purchase threshold, except review additional Schedule contractors’ pricelists or use the GSA Advantage! online shopping service; seek price reductions; evaluate; and make a best value selection.

Note: For orders of services exceeding $100,000 using Department of Defense (DoD) funds, the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) has been amended in Section 208.404 to implement Section 803 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2002 (Public Law 107-107). DoD offices and non-DoD activities placing orders on behalf of DoD should refer to DFARS 208.404 and 208.404-70 for additional information regarding ordering procedures and documentation requirements.

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