1122 Program

The 1122 Program, owned and managed by the Department of Defense, allows states and units of local government access to federal sources of supply to purchase equipment to support counter-drug, homeland security, and emergency response activities.

The Department of Defense (DOD), Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), and the General Services Administration (GSA) provide equipment for purchase to the participating states under this program.

See GSA Multiple Award Schedule, Schedule Buyers, Schedule Features, Schedule News and Updates, and Schedule Electronic Tools for more information.

Authority for the 1122 Program

  • Section 1122 of the fiscal year 1994 National Defense Authorization Act established the authority for State and local governments to purchase law enforcement equipment through Federal procurement channels, provided that the equipment is used in the performance of counter-drug activities.
  • Section 885 of the Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009 amended 10 U.S.C. 381, to expand the procurement authority under the 1122 Program beyond counter-drug activities, to include equipment for homeland security and emergency response activities.

Who is Eligible

Under statute, "State" and "units of local government" are eligible to purchase under the 1122 program. The term 'State' includes the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and any territory or possession of the United States.

The term ''unit of local government'' means any city, county, township, town, borough, parish, village, or other general purpose political subdivision of a State; an Indian tribe which performs law enforcement or emergency response functions as determined by the Secretary of the Interior; or any agency of the District of Columbia government or the United States Government performing law enforcement or emergency response functions in and for the District of Columbia or the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands.

In order to make a purchase under the 1122 Program, your state must have a certified State Point of Contact.

How to Order

Ordering Procedures

To ensure you receive the best value from Schedule contractors, GSA recommends eligible buying entities follow federal Schedule ordering procedures to receive best value. Following federal ordering guidelines is not mandated.

State and local buyers are responsible for following the ordering and competitive procedures outlined by their local procurement regulations. Additionally, when purchasing with federal grant funds, buyers must follow the regulations and procedures outlined by the granting agency.

State and local governments that want to buy from Schedules are responsible for ensuring that only authorized representatives place orders against these Schedules.

Mandatory Order Language

Buyers must include the Schedule contract number on all Schedule orders. In addition to the Schedule contract number, please include the following language:

"This order is placed pursuant to the 1122 Program, in support of counter-drug, homeland security, or emergency response activities, under the authority of (insert the SPOC Name), the State Point of Contact (SPOC) for the State of (insert the state)."

Order Acceptance

Participation in the 1122 Program is voluntary. Our suite of e-Tools allows buyers to quickly conduct market research, place electronic requests for quotes or proposals, and place orders.

Contractors under authorized Schedules and Special Item Numbers (SINs) are listed in GSA eLibrary and GSA Advantage!®.

Schedule contractors have the option of accepting orders placed by state and local government buyers. They may decline an order, for any reason, within a five-day period after receipt of the order. However, credit card orders must be declined within 24 hours. State and local governments that want to use the Federal Supply Schedules are responsible for ensuring that only authorized representatives place orders against these Schedules.

Need More Information?

Please contact the GSA National Customer Service Center for additional information on the 1122 Program.

Additional State and Local Programs

In addition to the 1122 Program, state and local government buyers can take advantage of the federal government’s purchasing power through:

Last Reviewed: 2023-01-27