A single-award BPA should rarely be used in conformance with the FAR preference for multiple-award BPAs. When establishing a single-award BPA, the ordering activity should address the following:
For example, you have a recurring requirement for a wide variety of common use electronic components for “in-house” maintenance of the agency’s information technology equipment. Using GSA eLibrary, you find that IT support equipment is listed under Schedule 70, Special Item Number (SIN) 132 8, and that there are numerous IT dealers whose Schedule contract price lists include the wide range of supplies that you require. Several of the dealers are small.
You issue an RFQ for a single award Schedule BPA encompassing the indefinite quantities of items in the generic categories of the types of supplies you require, e.g., microchips, hard drives, flash memories, etc. You establish evaluation factors such as business size, past performance, delivery and price.