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101-26.606 Supply support available from the

inventory control points of the military

departments, 101--26.607 Billings. 101-26.607–1 Payments. 101-26.607-2 Adjustments. 101–26.607-3 Emergency requirements.

Subpart 101-26.7-Procurement Sources

Other Than GSA and the Department of Defense

101–26.505-3 Requests to procure similar

items from sources other than GSA sup

ply sources. 101–26.505 4101–26.505-6 [Reserved] 101-26.505-7 GSA assistance in selection of

furniture and furnishings. 101–26.506 Interior planning and design serv

ices. 101–26.506-1 Types of service. 101-26.506-2 Limitations. 101-26.506_3 Submission of requests. 101-26.506 4 Acceptance and processing of

requests. 101-26.506-5 Reimbursement for services. 101-26.507 Security equipment. 101–26.507–1 Submission of requisitions. 101-26.507-2 Procurement time schedule. 101-26.507-3 Purchase of security equipment

from Federal Supply Schedules. 101–26.507-4 Quantities in excess of the max

imum order limitation. 101–26.508 Electronic data processing (EDP)

tape and instrumentation tape (wide and

intermediate band). 101-26.508–1 Requisitioning data processing

tape available through Federal Supply

Schedule contracts. 101–26.508–2 Requisitioning data processing

tape not available from Federal Supply

Schedule contracts. 101-26.508–3 Consolidation of requisitions. 101–26.509 Tabulating machine cards. 101–26.509–1 Requisitioning tabulating ma

chine cards available from Federal Sup

ply Schedule contracts. 101–26.509-2 Requisitioning tabulating ma

chine cards not available from Federal

Supply Schedule contracts. 101–26.5093 Consolidation of requisitions.

101-26.700 Scope and applicability of sub

part. 101-26.701 Purchase of products and services

from the blind and other severely handi

capped persons. 101-26.702 Purchase of products manufac

tured by the Federal Prison Industries,

Inc. 101–26.703 Marginally punched continuous

forms. 101–26.704 Purchase of nonperishable sub

sistence (NPS) items.

Subpart 101-26.8—Discrepancies or Defi

ciencies in GSA or DOD Shipments, Material, or Billings

101–26.800 Scope of subpart. 101-26.801 Applicability. 101-26.802 Exclusions. 101–26.803 Discrepancies or deficiencies in

shipments, material, or billings. 101-26.803–1 Reporting discrepancies or defi

ciencies. 101–26.803–2 Reporting quality deficiencies. 101–26.8033 Reporting of discrepancies in

transportation, shipments, material, or

billings. 101-26.803 4 Adjustments.

Subpart 101-26.6-Procurement sources

Other Than GSA

Subparts 101-26.9-101-26.48 [Reserved]

Subpart 101-26.49– Illustrations of Forms

101-26.600 Scope and applicability of sub

part. 101-26.601 [Reserved] 101-26.602 Fuels and packaged petroleum

products obtained from or through the

Defense Logistics Agency. 101-26.602-1 Procurement of lubricating oils,

greases, and gear lubricants. 101-26.602–2 Procurement of packaged petro

leum products. 101-26.6023 Procurement of gasoline, fuel

oil (diesel and burner), kerosene, and sol

vents. 101--26.602-4 Procurement of coal. 101--26.602–5 Procurement of natural

gas from the wellhead and other supply

sources. 101-26.603 Electronic items available from

the Defense Logistics Agency. 101-26.605 Items other than petroleum prod

ucts and electronic items available from the Defense Logistics Agency.

101-26.4900 Scope of subpart. 101-26.4901 Standard forms. 101-26.4901-149 Standard Form 149, U.S. Gov

ernment National Credit Card. 101-26.4902 GSA forms. 101-26.4902-457 GSA Form 457, FSS Publica

tions Mailing List Application. 101-26.4902–1398 GSA Form 1398: Motor vehi

cle purchase and inspection label. 101-26.4902–1424 GSA Form 1424, GSA Sup

plemental Provisions. 101-26.4902–1781 GSA Form 1781, Motor Vehi

cle Requisition-Delivery Order. 101-26.4902–2891 GSA Form 2891, Instructions

to Users of Federal Supply Schedules. 101-26.4904 Other agency forms. 101-26.4904 416 DD Form 416: Purchase Re

quest for Coal, Coke, or Briquettes.

AUTHORITY: Sec. 205(c), 63 Stat. 390; 40 U.S.C. 486(c).

of the various ordering agencies. Therefore, in submitting requisitions or placing delivery orders for similar items obtainable from GSA sources, agencies shall utilize the source from which the lowest cost item can be obtained which will adequately serve the functional end-use purpose.

(56 FR 12455, Mar. 26, 1991)

8 101–26.000 Scope of part.

This part prescribes policies and procedures which govern the procurement of personal property and nonpersonal services by Federal agencies from or through GSA supply sources as established by law or other competent authority. The specific subparts or sections covering the subject matter involved prescribe the extent to which the sources of supply are to be used by Government agencies. Certain civilian and military commissaries and nonappropriated fund activities are also eligible to use GSA supply sources for their own use, not for resale, unless otherwise authorized by the individual Federal agency and concurred in by GSA. Policy and procedures pertaining to purchasing of property or contracting for services from commercial sources, without recourse to established GSA supply sources, are provided in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) (48 CFR chapter 1).

(56 FR 12455, Mar. 26, 1991)

Subpart 101-26.1-General

§ 101–26.100 Scope of subpart.

This subpart provides policy guidance of a general nature concerning procurement of lowest cost items obtainable from GSA supply sources; availability from GSA of special buying services in addition to the specified GSA procurement sources; criteria for placing end-of-year purchase documents with GSA and for insuring that end-of-year requisitions placed with GSA obligate the applicable fiscal year appropriation; and justification requirements to support negotiated procurement by GSA for other agencies.

§ 101-26.100-2 Request for waivers.

Waiver requests, when required by $ 101–26.102–1 (special order program established source items), $101–26.301 (GSA stock items) or $ 101–26.401-3(b) (Federal Supply Schedule items), shall be submitted to the Commissioner, Federal Supply Service (F), General Services Administration, Washington, DC 20406. Waiver requests will be approved if considered justified. Approval of a waiver request does not constitute authority for a sole source procurement. Depending on the basis for the waiver request, each request shall contain the following information:

(a) Waiver requests based on determination that the GSA item is not of the requisite quality or will not serve the required functional end-use purpose of the agency requesting the waiver shall include the following information with each request:

(1) A complete description of the type of item needed to satisfy the requirement. Descriptive literature such as cuts, illustrations, drawings, and brochures which show the characteristics or construction of the type of item or an explanation of the operation should be furnished whenever possible.

(2) The item description and the stock number (NSN if possible) of the GSA item being compared. Inadequacies of the GSA items in performing the required functions.

(3) The quantity required. (If demand is recurrent, nonrecurrent, or unpredictable, so state.)

(4) The name and telephone number of the person to be contacted when questions arise concerning the request.

(5) Other pertinent data, when applicable.

(b) Waiver request based on determination that the GSA item can be purchased locally at a lower price shall include the following information with each request. However, the price alone

[36 FR 17423, Aug. 31, 1971)

§ 101-26.100-1 Procurement of lowest

cost items.

GSA provides lines of similar items to meet particular end-use requirements under the GSA stock program, special order program (SOP) established source, and the Federal Supply Schedule program. Although these similar items may differ in terms of price, quality, and essential characteristics, they often can serve the same functional end-use procurement needs

of an item without other substantive consideration will not be considered sufficient justification to approve a waiver request.

(1) A complete description of the type of item needed to satisfy the requirement.

(2) The quantity required. (If demand is recurrent, nonrecurrent, or unpredictable, so state.)

(3) The destination of item to be delivered.

(4) The name and address of source.

(5) A price comparison with the GSA item, including the NSN of the GSA item. Cost comparisons shall include the agency administrative cost to effect the local purchase.

(6) The name and telephone number of the person to be contacted when questions arise concerning the request.

(7) Other pertinent data, when applicable.

(c) When the item is a Standard or optional form available from GSA stock, the provisions of $101-26.302 apply.

(d) Agencies shall not initiate action to procure similar items from non-GSA sources until a request for a waiver has been requested from and approved by GSA. The fact that action to procure a similar item has been initiated will not influence GSA action on a request for waiver.

(e) Waivers are not required for items or services procured in accordance with the policy set forth in 8101-26.100–1 relating to the acquisition of the lowest cost item from GSA sources, $10126.401-4(f) relating to the purchase of products that are available at prices lower than the prices of identical products provided by multiple award Federal Supply Schedule contracts, or when an urgent requirement exists in accordance with FAR 6.302–2 (48 CFR 6.302–2).

nished. The additional time period and the specific corrective actions for which the contractor is responsible are usually stated in the warranty. Items and services subject to warranties are normally identified by a warranty marking or notice. Such marking or notice will state that a warranty exists, its extent of coverage, its duration, and whom to notify concerning defects. Using activities shall take the following actions when items or services (except for automotive vehicles and components which are subject to the provisions of $101–26.501-6) covered by warranty provisions are found to be defective during the warranty period.

(a) Activities shall attempt to resolve all complaints where a warranty is involved. If the contractor replaces the item or corrects the deficiency, a Standard Form (SF) 368, Product Quality Deficiency Report, in duplicate, shall be sent to the GSA Discrepancy Reports Center (6FR), 1500 East Bannister Road, Kansas City, MO 64131– 3088. The resolution of the case should be clearly stated in the text of the SF 368. This information will be maintained as a quality history file for use in future procurements.

(b) If the contractor refuses to correct, or fails to replace, a defective item or an aspect of service under the warranty, an SF 368, in duplicate, along with copies of all pertinent correspondence, shall be submitted to the contracting officer in the appropriate GSA commodity center for necessary action. The address of the contracting officer is contained in the contract/purchase order, except for schedule items where the address is shown in the Federal Supply Schedule.

(56 FR 12456, Mar. 26, 1991)

(56 FR 12455, Mar. 26, 1991)

8 101-26.100_3 Warranties.

Through its procurement sources and programs GSA provides for certain types of items and services which are covered by warranties. Such warranties allow ordering activities additional time after acceptance within which to assert a right to correct certain deficiencies in supplies or services fur

§ 101-26.101 Utilization of long supply

and excess personal property. To the fullest extent practicable, agencies shall utilize inventories in long supply, as prescribed in subpart 101–27.3, and excess personal property, as prescribed in part 101-43, as a first source of supply in fulfilling their requirements.

[34 FR 200, Jan. 7, 1969)

8 101–26.102 Special buying services.

101-26.102-1 General.

The special buying services of GSA are performed through the GSA special order program (SOP). The SOP allows an agency to obtain items not included in either the GSA stock or Federal Supply Schedule program. All executive agencies within the United States (including Hawaii and Alaska), in order to maximize the use of the Government's centralized supply system, shall request SOP items by submitting requisitions for GSA centrally managed items to GSA. GSA will process all requisitions for SOP items, regardless of total line item value, from activities electing to purchase from GSA. If an agency determines that alternative sources are more favorable, procurement from other sources is authorized: Provided that the dollar thresholds and criteria outlined in 101–26.301(b)(1) through (3) are followed.

requisitioning office for use in issuing a solicitation for bids or offers is not included in the leadtimes.

(b) If unusually large quantities or complex items are required, leadtime adjustments should be made to reflect the specfic requirement. As an example, standard furniture items can usually be delivered in less than 90 days after receipt of the requisition. However, for large quantity or complex orders requiring a definite quantity procurement, delivery times may range from 4 to 6 months. Footnotes relating to classes where this is a frequent occurence are shown in the procurement leadtime table illustrated in the FEDSTRIP Operating Guide.

(c) The procurement leadtime table illustrated in the FEDSTRIP Operating Guide does not apply to public exigency or other high priority requisitions; however, it should be used as a guide to establish realistic required delivery dates for such requisitions.

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[29 FR 15610, Nov. 20, 1964, as amended at 36 FR 17423, Aug. 31, 1971)

g 101-26.102-3 Procurement leadtime.

When GSA performs the purchasing services for other agencies or activities as contemplated by this $ 101–26.102-3, calculation of the delivery dates required for the items involved must be based on the procurement leadtimes illustrated in the GSA publication, FEDSTRIP Operating Guide. These leadtimes are based on the normal time required after receipt of agency requisitions by GSA to effect delivery to destinations within the 50 States.

(a) Time required to obtain any additional essential information from the

8 101-26.103–1 Policy for personal

property. To obtain maximum benefit from Government funds available for procurement of personal property, each executive agency shall:

(a) Insure that personal property currently on hand is being utilized to the fullest extent practical and provide supporting justification prior to effecting new procurement for similar type property. (When the proposed procurement is for similar items from nonGSA sources, the provisions of $101– 26.100–2 apply.)

(b) Procure the minimum quantity and quality of property which is required to support the mission of the agency and to satisfy the function for which the property is required.

(c) Limit procurement of different varieties, types, sizes, colors, etc., of required items to those essential in satisfying the functional end-use purpose. To this end the quantity, quality, and variety of personal property required to adequately perform the enduse function should be determined prior to initiation of procurement processes.

[36 FR 17423, Aug. 31, 1971)

$ 101-26.103–2 Restriction on personal

convenience items.

Government funds may be expended for pictures, objects of art, plants, or flowers (both artificial and real), or any other similar type items when such items are included in a plan for the decoration of Federal buildings approved by the agency responsible for the design and construction. Determinations as to the need for purchasing such items for use in space assigned to any agency are judgments reserved to the agency. Determinations with respect to public space such as corridors and lobbies are reserved to the agency responsible for operation of the building. Except as otherwise authorized by law, Government funds shall not be expended for pictures, objects of art, plants, flowers (both artificial and real), or any other similar type items intended solely for the personal convenience or to satisfy the personal desire of an official or employee. These items fall into the category of "luxury items” since they do not contribute to the fulfillment of missions normally assigned to Federal agencies.

entry on the requisition simply indicates to the supply source (GSA) that funds are available to pay the charge, thereby providing authority for the release of material and subsequent billing. Requisitions received by GSA in purchase authority format are normally converted to FEDSTRIP/ MILSTRIP documentation SO that processing can be accomplished expeditiously through a uniform system based on the use of automated equipment. Accordingly, primary responsibility rests with the ordering activity for ensuring that requisitions intended to be chargeable to appropriations expiring the last day of the fiscal year are submitted in sufficient time for GSA to consummate the necessary action before the end of the fiscal year. Requisitions submitted on or before the last day of the fiscal year may be chargeable to appropriations expiring on that date provided the ordering agency is required by law or GSA regulation to use GSA supply sources. When the ordering agency is not required to use GSA sources, requisitions for GSA stock items may be recorded as obligations provided the items are intended to meet a bona fide need of the fiscal year in which the need arises or to replace stock used in that fiscal year; requests for other than GSA stock items are to be recorded as obligations at the time GSA awards a contract for the required items. In the latter case, GSA procurement leadtimes illustrated in the GSA publication, FEDSTRIP Operating Guide, should be used as a guide for timely submission of these requisitions. The leadtimes referred to relate to the number of days between submission of a requisition and actual delivery of the items involved. While this may furnish some guidance to requisitioners, there is no direct relationship between those leadtimes and the time it takes for GSA to make an award of a contract.

(c) End-of-year submission of requisitions which require GSA to award a contract not later than the last day of the fiscal year in order to obligate the appropriation or funds of the ordering agency will be annotated to indicate that GSA procurement of the requested items must be accomplished not later than the last day of the fiscal year in

(36 FR 17423, Aug. 31, 1971)

§ 101-26.104 End-of-year submission of

requisitions for action by GSA. (a) Purchase documents for supplies or services submitted to GSA at or near the close of a fiscal year shall reflect actual agency requirements and shall not be used as a means of exhausting appropriation balances. (b) Under the FEDSTRIP/

MILSTRIP systems, the requisitions submitted to GSA are not required to reflect the applicable appropriation or fiscal year funds to be charged. The fund code

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