GSA Schedule and Commercial Item Contracts

The Government regularly turns to the commercial sector to fulfill its needs for goods and services. Selling a commercial item to the government, however, is not as simple as selling to a commercial customer.  There are numerous rules, regulations and various contract types that apply to commercial items. 

Dempsey Fontana attorneys have broad experience counseling contractors on the procurement procedures and rules governing diverse contract vehicles, such as commercial item contracts, blanket purchase agreements (BPA), multiple award indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contracts, U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) multiple award schedule (MAS) contracts, and Government-Wide Acquisition Contracts (GWACs).

Obtaining one of these contract vehicles can be extremely lucrative for contractors, but can also be challenging given the complex requirements these vehicles impose.  We regularly help clients determine whether to pursue GSA or other multiple award schedules by ensuring their understanding of the legal requirements and risks associated with these contract types.  


Our representative matters include:

  • Counseled large technology company new to government contracts on legal requirements imposed by GSA Schedule contract.
  • Represented various companies in audits of their GSA Schedule contracts by the GSA Office of Inspector General, to include issues involving alleged price reduction clause and defective pricing violations.