Make MAS buys above SAT
Plan your acquisition with a Multiple Award Schedule contract
If you don’t already have it, register for an eBuy account. We encourage you to use eBuy to issue requests for information, draft solicitations, or other documents to MAS contractors as part of your market research efforts.
MAS contracts are not exempt from:
- Acquisition planning as required by FAR Part 7.
- Agency-specific supplements.
- An IT acquisition strategy as required by FAR Part 39.
- The requirements when the order meets the definition of “bundled contract.” Refer to FAR 2.101 and 13.303-2(c)(3) for more info.
Look into BPAs if you have a recurring need for supplies or services.
All orders must include these elements.
Define your requirements and develop the solicitation
If your buy is above the simplified acquisition threshold ($250,000 and over), keep following these process steps.
If your buy is under the SAT, the processes and requirements differ depending on how much you plan to spend.
Consider adding language to your RFQ to get discounts.
Use our support resources. Use acquisitiongateway.gov to find sample scopes of work and performance work statements. Use SAM.gov to find the latest contract terms and conditions. Other resources include a MAS services pricing tool, and help from other buyers.
Issue the solicitation
Post your RFQ on eBuy to provide notice to as many contractors as practicable and satisfy the fair opportunity notification requirement.
Although prices have already been determined to be fair and reasonable, you must ask for discounts when your order is over the SAT.
Do a limited sources justification if applicable.
Determine overall price reasonableness by considering mix of labor and level of effort.
Compare quotes to the price lists available in eLibrary.
Make your best value determination and document it.
Award the task order
Administer and close out the order
Make sure you always comply with your agency and local regulatory and statutory requirements.