Disaster Recovery Purchasing
Under the Disaster Recovery Purchasing Program, state and local government entities may purchase a variety of products and services from contracts awarded under GSA Federal Supply Schedules to facilitate recovery from a major disaster, terrorism, or nuclear, biological, chemical, or radiological attack.
This Disaster Recovery Purchasing authority is limited to GSA Schedule contracts and does not include any other GSA programs. GSA eLibrary (formerly Schedules e-Library) contains a list of all GSA Schedules subject to Disaster Recovery Purchasing.
Schedule contractors participating in the Disaster Recovery Purchasing Program are identified in GSA eLibrary with the Disaster Recovery Purchasing icon. This icon is also used to identify those products and services available for Disaster Recovery Purchasing on GSA Advantage!®, GSA's online shopping and ordering system.
Schedule contractors that previously declined to participate in the Disaster Recovery Purchasing Program, but now wish to do so, should contact their GSA Administrative Contracting Officers (ACOs) for instructions on modifying their contracts to allow participation in this program.
State and local government entities may use GSA Schedule contracts to purchase products and services in advance of a major disaster declared by the president, as well as in the aftermath of an emergency event. State and local government entities are responsible for ensuring that the products or services purchased are to be used to facilitate recovery.
The Disaster Recovery Purchasing Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) provide information as to how the Disaster Recovery Purchasing Program actually works and the benefits it provides to Schedule contractors and state and local entities. FAQs are also available for the following areas of interest to customer agencies and vendors:
- GSA Schedules (general FAQs);
- Blanket Purchase Agreements;
- Contractor Team Arrangements; and
- Cooperative Purchasing.
The shortcut to this page is www.gsa.gov/disasterrecovery.