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Guidance on Issuing GWAC Task Orders

Acquisitions should follow these basic steps:

  1. Plan the acquisition;
  2. Define requirements and develop the solicitation;
  3. Issue solicitations and offer fair opportunity (unless there is an exception);
  4. Evaluate proposals;
  5. Document award, debriefings, and protests; and,
  6. Administer and close out the order.

View ordering guides

The ordering guides below define roles and responsibilities for the GWAC ordering processes and provide helpful instructions for using GWACs:

Your agency's internal process takes precedence

When using any interagency contract, your agency's internal ordering process takes precedence. If you are the issuing agency's ordering contracting officer, it is your responsibility to know of agency-specific policies for issuing orders on contract vehicles.

Notice to Ordering Contracting Officers using FY12 - FY13 appropriated funds (Word, 17 KB)

For Department of Defense (DoD) customers

For specific questions related to DoD’s authority to use interagency contracts, please contact the Defense Procurement Acquisition Policy (DPAP) at Michael.j.canales4.civ@mail.mil or (703) 695-8571.

8(a) STARS II

Name Format Size Publish date
8(a) STARS II Ordering Guide
A guide for ordering and administering task orders under the 8(a) STARS II GWAC.
PDF 810 KB 08/31/2011

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Alliant

Name Format Size Publish Date
Alliant Ordering Guide
A guide for ordering and administering task orders under the Alliant GWAC.
Word 227 KB 10/01/2010

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Alliant Small Business

Name Format Size Publish date
Alliant Small Business Ordering Guide
A guide for ordering and administering task orders under the Alliant Small Business GWAC.
PDF 350 KB 03/26/2012

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VETS

Name Format Size Publish date
VETS Ordering Guide
A guide for ordering and administering task orders under the VETS GWAC.
PDF 509 KB 01/27/2009
VETS Ordering Guide Addendum GSA-01
This addendum addresses the interim FAR rule 16.505, which resulted from the National Defense Authorization Act of 2008.
PDF 53 KB 09/17/2008
VETS Ordering Guide Addendum GSA-02
This addendum addresses the final FAR rule 16.505, which resulted from the National Defense Authorization Act of 2008. It contains minor changes to the interim rule released as GSA-01 above — please read both together.
PDF 153 KB 03/23/2010

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