(2) a single undertaking where it is likely that in a given period a large number of individual purchases will be made at or below the simplified acquisition threshold; or (i) if an acquisition cannot be reserved for small businesses for supplies for use in the United States and trade agreements apply (see subsection 25.4), replace the clause in FAR 52.225-3, Buy American Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act, used with Alternate I or Alternate II, if applicable instead of the purchase clause in LES 52.225-1, American Supplies. One of the main differences between “traditional” BPAs and Schedule BPAs is that these global framework purchase agreements are subject to the Simplified Acquisition Threshold. In other words, no agency can use “traditional” BPAs to buy products or services above the sat limit. However, if BPA is set on a schedule contract, SAT is no longer an issue. Of course, all the other benefits of continuing GSA schedules also apply to Schedule BPAs. BPA has great potential to increase your revenue. With a standard 5-year contract of a MAS BPA, you can guarantee your income with the GSA calendar while focusing on other directions of your business. The definition of BPMAs may be determined with the following undertakings: (1) more than one supplier of supplies or services of the same type, in order to ensure maximum viable competition; (2) a single undertaking in which, during a given period, a large number of individual purchases are likely to be made on or below the simplified acquisition threshold; or (3) GSA Federal Supply Schedule contractor (learn more in a future computer series article). Buyers create BPAs without order request and only after contacting suppliers to make the necessary arrangements for: (3) Purchase Restriction. A statement that indicates the dollar limit for each PURCHASE under EPS (see 13.303-5(b)).

(a) Except as provided in point 32.1108(b)(2), the government-wide commercial acquisition card is permitted for use in the manufacture and/or payment of purchases of supplies, services or construction work. The government-wide commercial acquisition card may be used by contract agents and other persons designated in accordance with point 1.603-3. The card can only be used for purchases authorized by law or regulation. (c) Where an organization other than the procuring entity that has established a BPA has the right to make purchases under this BPA, the Agency responsible for the procurement body shall ensure that the procedures referred to in paragraph (a) of this Subsection are followed. (1) define parameters to limit purchases to individual goods or groups or categories of products or to allow the supplier to provide unlimited supplies or services; and (6) invoices. One of the following declarations must be included (except that the declaration in paragraph (a) (6) (iii) of this subsection should not be used when the accumulation of each invoice by the government significantly increases the administrative costs of this method of purchase: BPAs are also subject to different set-asides, including WOSB, VOSDSB, HUBZone, 8a, VA FSS and others…