(1) Prior to the award of a contract under a basic contract, the customer shall – (iii) sign or obtain all applicable justifications and approvals and all findings, findings and findings and comply with other requirements in accordance with paragraph 1.602-1(b), as if the contract were a contract awarded independently of a basic contract. Mod No – „0“ by default for a basic contract. Enter a unique value when you report a change to a basic contract. The change number must begin with an (A) or (P). The length must be six characters. d) Orders. A contract agent representing a government activity listed in a basic contract may place orders for the necessary supplies or services covered by this Agreement. Reason for change – Does not apply to a basic contract. Select the value that applies when you report a change to a basic contract.

(i) place orders under basic order agreements on optional form (OF) 347, order for supplies or services or any other appropriate contractual instrument; GAP and CAs are very similar in nature in that they are basic agreements that are entered into once the government has identified elements that are used repeatedly. However, their use differs in that BPA applies to expected requirements and uses terms contained in existing supplier Annex GSA contracts (or other contracts). BAAs are used when future needs are undetermined. These agreements contain their own specific terms and conditions. Neither CAs nor BPA are considered binding contracts until orders are placed against them. These orders become binding contracts. (a) Description. A basic contract is a written instrument of understanding negotiated between an agency, contract activity or contract office and a contractor and (1) contains terms and clauses that apply to future contracts (orders) between the parties during its term, (2) a description as accurate as possible of the supplies or services to be provided, and (3) methods of pricing, issuance and future delivery of Orders under the Framework Contract. A basic order contract is not a contract. (c) restrictions.

A basic purchase agreement may not contain the government`s consent to the issuance of future contracts or orders to the contractor or be used in any way to restrict competition. 2. Each basic contract shall be reviewed annually before the anniversary of its entry into force and, if necessary, adapted to the requirements of this Regulation. Basic order agreements may need to be reviewed prior to the annual review due to mandatory legal requirements. A basic order contract is only modified by modifying the contract itself and not by individual orders placed under this contract. The amendment of a framework contract does not retroactively affect orders previously placed under this contract. (b) enforcement. A basic contract may be used to expedite the award of contracts for undetermined supply or service needs where certain items, quantities and prices are not known at the time of performance of the contract, but a significant number of requirements relating to the nature of the supplies or services covered by the contract are likely to be obtained from the contractor.

Under the right circumstances, using these procedures can result in savings when ordering parts for equipment support by reducing management times, inventory investments, and inventory obsolescence due to design changes. Action of indefinite duration – If the contract is a contract letter, select „Contract letter“. If the contract action is another undefined action, select Other undefined action. If the contract action is neither a contract letter nor an undefined share, select the cash account symbol „N/A“ – The cash account symbol is an optional data element consisting of three parts: the agency identifier (2 characters); the main account (4 characters); and a sub-account (3 characters), if applicable. As of June 28, 2019, the cash account icon fields are no longer applicable and grayed out. This includes the three parts: the agency identifier (2 characters); main accounts (4 characters); and a sub-account (3 characters). Service Period Start Date – Enter the start date of the performance agreed to by the parties. . Select essentially bulk requirements if the requirements meet the definition of packaging in FAR 2.101 and have an estimated value specified in FAR 7.107-4 Significant Grouping. Rewards given to foreign suppliers for work outside the United States when it is not practical to obtain SAM registration. Select Ungrouped if the requirements do not meet the grouping definition in FAR 2.101. GFP under This Action Provided – Select the appropriate option.

Other Interagency Contracting Authority – If the value selected in the Interagency Contracting Authority is „Other Statutory Authority“, include the name of the authority in this free text box both agencies and suppliers such as BPA and BOA, as they help reduce the bureaucracy associated with repeat purchases. Once set up, repeat purchases are easy for both parties. A global purchase agreement (BPA) is a method of purchasing a variety of goods and services from pre-approved sellers. The federal purchaser places orders through BPA during the year. GAP is used by government agencies to streamline the government procurement process. A BPA between the government and a seller allows buyers authorized to use BPA to place orders over the phone or in person with simplified documentation. Action of National Interest – Select the respective value if the contract is awarded in response to a national disaster such as Katrina, otherwise select „None“. Performance-Based Service Contract – Specifies whether the contractual action is a SERVICES PBA as defined by FAR 37.601. . Enter code A, „Consolidated Requirements,“ if the requirements meet the definition of „consolidation“ or „consolidated requirement“ in FAR 2.101, but no written declaration has been made because (1) the estimated value of the requirements was $2 million or less, OR (2) the requirements are consolidated and a written determination is required for consolidation.

Enter code B „Consolidated Requirements with Written Determination“ if the requirements meet the definition of „consolidation“ or „consolidated requirement“ in FAR 2.101 and a written determination is made in accordance with FAR 7.107-2. Enter code C, „Consolidated requirements under FAR exception 7.107-1(b)“ if the requirements meet the definition of „consolidation“ or „consolidated requirement“ in far 2.101, but do not require a written determination under FAR 7.107-1(b). Enter code D, „Unbound,“ if the requirements do not meet the definition of „consolidation“ or „consolidated requirement“ in FAR 2.101. .