Description A framework purchase agreement (BPA) is a simplified method of meeting expected repetitive supply or service needs by creating “expense accounts” with qualified sources of supply. A BPA is not a contract. Package purchase agreements Section A (BPA) Block 8: Date on which you comply with the prices and contractual conditions. (365 days) Block 9: If applicable. See clause JP3 7 to 140 for the full text. Block 10: If applicable. If there is none, leave the field blank. Block 11: Print or type. Block12: Print or enter. Block 13: Print or type. Block 14: An original signature is required on both copies of the proposal submitted in response to the invitation. Block 15: The date of the proposal is submitted to the U.S. Probation Office.

**THIS SECTION MUST BE RETURNED** 10 Framework Purchase AgreementsBPA Preparation General Terms and Conditions of Sale (continued) Delivery tickets/proof of sale Supplier name. BPA number. Date of purchase. Purchase/call number. List of supplies or services provided. Quantity, unit price and extension of the item, less discounts delivery or shipping date. . Framework purchase agreements (“EPS”) are essentially expense accounts with qualified sources of supply.

See FAR 13.303-1. They are designed as a simplified method of filling repetitive needs for supplies and services. The government can use an BPA if it knows it still needs the same supplies or services, but does not know when and how many supplies or services are needed. The parties negotiate the main terms of the EPS in advance, and then the government makes purchases against the EPS. 5 Framework Purchase Agreements Creation of BBPAs A large number of supplies/services that are usually purchased, but the specific items, quantities and delivery requirements are not known in advance and can vary greatly. They must provide commercial sources of supply to offices or projects that do not or need to be able to buy elsewhere. BPA excludes the need to write many orders No existing needs contracts for the same delivery/service that the contractual activity is to use. 9 BPA Framework Purchase Agreements – SF 1449 (FAR, ) Terms and Conditions Description of the Agreement: Supplies / Services at the request of the CO / Authorized representative in the period / Total amount of the BPA commitment – Authorized calls actually made purchase restriction – $ Limit of individual purchases persons authorized to purchase a position Title / Name $ Limitation.

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