GSA Schedules Frequently Asked Questions

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Who is eligible to use GSA Schedule contracts?

GSA Order Administrative (ADM) 4800.2H, Eligibility to Use GSA Sources of Supply and Services, provides detailed information regarding those agencies, activities, and organizations that have been determined to be eligible to use GSA Schedule contracts.

Can I use my governmentwide commercial purchase card for payment?

GSA Schedule contractors are required to accept the purchase card for payments equal to or less than the micro-purchase threshold. GSA Schedule contractors are also encouraged to accept the card for dollar amounts above the micro-purchase threshold. Ordering activities can consider purchase card acceptance when deciding which contractor represents the best value.

How do I know I am getting the best price?

GSA’s goal is to be the best value supplier of choice.

GSA Schedule contracts are negotiated with the intent of achieving the contractors’ “most favored customer” pricing/discounts under similar conditions.

Can items NOT on a GSA Schedule contract be included on a Schedule order?

Yes, under certain circumstances. Open market items are also known as incidental items, non-contract items, non-Schedule items, and items not on a GSA Schedule contract.

Sometimes I need delivery right away. Can I get it using GSA Schedule contracts?

GSA Schedule contracts have the same delivery times as the contractors’ commercial delivery times. GSA Schedule contracts can also contain expedited delivery terms, or customers can request expedited delivery to meet their requirements.

Can State and Local Government Agencies buy off of the GSA Schedule?

Yes, Multiple authorized programs allow State and Local Governments to use GSA Schedules for select goods and services. Visit our State and Local Government Ordering page to learn more or contact the Function5 GSA Program Manager below for questions or pricing.

For a complete list of other GSA Schedule FAQ’s, please visit or contact your GSA Representative below.

Primary Contact
Lou Germain
GSA Program Manager
Direct: 585-295-8195

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