The following information should be used as a tool to assist ordering activities in meeting or exceeding established small business goals.
Agencies may qualify for the best quantity/volume discounts available under the contract, based on the potential volume of business that may be generated through such an agreement, regardless of the size of the individual orders.
In addition, agencies may be able to secure a discount higher than that available in the contract based on the aggregate volume of business possible under a BPA.
Such Government support will be provided on a reimbursable basis, and will only be provided to the Contractor's technical personnel whose services are exclusively required for the fulfillment of the terms and conditions of this contract. As used in this clause, "Year 2000 compliant" means, with respect to information technology, that the information technology accurately processes date/time data (including, but not limited to, calculating, comparing and sequencing) from, into, and between the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, and the years 19, and leap year calculations, to the extent that other information technology used in combination with the information technology being acquired, properly exchanges date/time data with it. The Contractor shall warrant that each hardware, software, and firmware product delivered under this contract shall be able to accurately process date time data (including, but not limited to, calculating, comparing, and sequencing) from, into, and between the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, including leap year calculations, when used in accordance with the product documentation provided by the Contractor, provided that all products (e.g.
hardware, software, firmware) used in combination with products properly exchange date time data with it.
This feature permits schedule users to set up "accounts" with Schedule Contractors to fill recurring requirements.
These accounts establish a period for the BPA and generally address issues such as the frequency of ordering and invoicing, authorized callers, discounts, delivery locations and times.
(Telephonic replies shall be confirmed by the Contractor in writing.) If the Contractor offers an accelerated delivery time acceptable to the ordering agency, any order (s) placed pursuant to the agreed upon accelerated delivery time frame shall be delivered within this shorter delivery time and in accordance with all other terms and conditions of the contract. Government Educational Institutions - GEI's are offered the same discount as all other Government Customers. In the event security requirements are necessary, the ordering activities may incorporate, in their delivery orders, a security clause in accordance with current laws, regulations, and individual agency policy; however, the burden of administering the security requirements shall be with the ordering agency.
Prompt Payment: NONE - NET 30 days from receipt of invoice or date of acceptance, whichever is later. If any costs are incurred as a result of the inclusion of security requirements, such costs will not exceed ten percent (10%) or 0,000, of the total dollar value of the order, whichever is lesser.
Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 13.201(a) defines Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs) as "...