State and Local Government Ordering
State and local governments can purchase IT hardware at the discounted prices offered to GSA agencies through the GSA Cooperative Purchasing Program. By using the purchasing power of the federal government, GSA can help cities and towns meet their mission while reducing costs and maximizing efficiency. Along with State and Local Agencies other eligible entities include Healthcare, Higher Education and K-12 Education.
How do State and Local Government Entities Place Orders Against IT Schedule 70?
Using GSA Advantage: Using GSA Advantage: State and local government entities may use GSA Advantage.® after they register and obtain the necessary approvals. Learn more about the requirements and your use of GSA Advantage call your Function5 Primary Contact and simply identify yourself has a State & Local Agency and request GSA pricing.
Who Sells to State and Local Governments?
Thousands of technology businesses sell to state and local governments. To find them, go to GSA eLibrary and choose IT Schedule 70 special item numbers (SINs) that say “Subject to Cooperative Purchasing.” Select the industry partners who display the “COOP PURCH” logo. These businesses have indicated that they sell to state and local governments.
Benefits of IT Schedule 70
Using the federal government’s buying power, state and local governments can save money when they buy:
- Information technology (IT) software
- Support equipment
GSA makes this possible through a program called Cooperative Purchasing. State and local governments are encouraged to place orders for IT through Schedule 70.
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 industry partners 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 industry partners, 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.
For information on all GSA State and Local Government Programs offered through GSA, visit Programs for State and Local Governments or contact Function5 for any questions or to receive a quote.