GSA is the government’s savings agency and the wealth of our resources is not limited to federal agencies alone. The Cooperative Purchasing Program allows state, local and tribal governments to benefit from pre-vetted vendors on a variety of Information Technology products and services as well as security and law enforcement products and services offered through specific GSA Schedule contracts. This program allows eligible entities to purchase from Cooperative Purchasing approved vendors, at any time, for any reason, using any funds available.
Schedule contracts open under Cooperative Purchasing, include:
- Schedule 70 - The largest and most widely-used acquisition vehicle in the federal government. It features a wide variety of information technology products and services including mobile device and mobile application management (MDM/MAM) tools, automated data processing equipment (firmware), software, cloud computing services, hardware, support equipment, and professional services.
- Schedule 84 - Used for the purchase of security and law enforcement equipment. It features alarm and signal systems, facility management systems, firefighting and rescue equipment, law enforcement and security equipment, marine craft and related equipment, special purpose clothing, and related services.
Under Cooperative Purchasing, State, local and tribal governments also have access to specific Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs). BPAs deliver cost savings and buying efficiencies. BPAs currently available under Cooperative Purchasing include:
- FSSI Wireless BPAs with wireless service plans and phones available at no additional cost.
- Certain SmartBuy BPAs for software and supporting services.
- Email as a Service (EaaS) BPA
- The National Information Technology Commodity Program (NITCP) BPA for IT products such as computers, tablets, monitors, data center equipment and mobile solutions.
- The Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) Program - Tools and Continuous Monitoring as a Service (CMaaS) BPAs provide specialized information technology (IT) tools and CMaaS to combat cyber threats in the civilian ".gov" networks.
To learn more, visit Cooperative Purchasing FAQs. In GSA eLibrary, look for special item numbers (SINs) that say “Subject to Cooperative Purchasing.” Participating partners are identified by a “Coop Purch” logo in eLibrary and GSA Advantage!®
Participation in the Cooperative Purchasing Program is voluntary. To ensure you receive the best value from Schedule contractors, GSA recommends, but does not require, that state and local purchasing officials follow Schedule ordering procedures in Federal Acquisition Regulation 8.4. All entities should follow the ordering and competitive procedures that meet their local procurement regulations.
For more information visit www.gsa.gov/stateandlocal