State and local agencies can buy emergency response products through GSA
The program allows state and local agencies to buy law enforcement, security and first responder goods and services off a GSA contract known as Schedule 84. The interim rule implements the Local Preparedness Acquisition Act, signed by President Bush on June 26.
“Access to Schedule 84 will help our state and local government partners make their communities safer today,” GSA Acting Administrator Jim Williams said.
GSA established its cooperative purchasing program in 2003 to allow state and local governments to procure information technology (IT) equipment, software and services found under Schedule 70 and consolidated schedule contracts containing IT special item numbers.
Under GSA’s expanded cooperative purchasing program, state and local governments also can buy products and services for law enforcement, security, facilities management, fire, rescue, clothing, marine craft and emergency/disaster response equipment.
As individual Schedule 84 vendors agree to participate in the program, a blue over red (“COOP/PURCH”) icon will appear next to their company names and the products/services displayed in GSA E-library and GSA Advantage!. In addition, state and local agencies can purchase products and services from schedules 70 and 84 under cooperative purchasing from GSA Advantage!.
For more information on the cooperative purchasing program, click here.