Federal Supply Schedules Opened To State And Local Governments For Recovery Purchasing
GSA announced an interim rule (72 Fed. Reg. 4649, http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422
/01jan20071800/ edocket.access.gpo.gov/2007/pdf/E7-1641.pdf) that modifies the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation by opening up Federal Supply Schedule contracts to state and local government purchases of products and services to be used to facilitate recovery from a major disaster declared by the President or to facilitate recovery from terrorism or nuclear, biological, chemical, or radiological attack (advance purchases of such products and services also are permitted, in recognition of the fact that state or local governments' systems might be disrupted after such disaster, terrorism, or attack). The Secretary of Homeland Security is to determine which products and services can be purchased for these purposes, and Schedule contractors will have the right to decline orders from state and local governments within five days of receipt.
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