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GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION ACQUISITION MANUAL (GSAM)


General Structure and Subparts


Introduction

Subchapter A—General

Part 501—General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation System

501.1 Purpose, Authority, Issuance

501.4 Deviations from the FAR and GSAR

501.6 Career Development, Contracting Authority, and Responsibilities

501.7 Determinations and Findings

Appendix 501A Suggested Language for Certificates of Appointment for Contracting Officer Warrant Program

Part 502—Definitions of Words and Terms

502.1 Definitions

Part 503—Improper Business Practices and Personal Conflicts of Interest

503.1 Safeguards

503.2 Contractor Gratuities to Government Personnel

503.3 Reports of Suspected Antitrust Violations

503.4 Contingent Fees

503.5 Other Improper Business Practices

503.7 Voiding and Rescinding Contracts

503.8 Limitations on Payment of Funds to Influence Federal Transactions

Part 504—Administrative Matters

504.1 Contract Execution

504.2 Contract Distribution

504.4 Safeguarding Classified Information Within Industry

504.5 Electronic Commerce in Contracting

504.6 Contract Reporting

504.8 Government Contract Files

504.9 Information Reporting to the Internal Revenue Service

504.70 Uniform Procurement Instrument Identification

Subchapter B—Competition and Acquisition Planning

Part 505—Publicizing Contract Actions

505.1 Dissemination of Information

505.2 Synopses of Proposed Contract Actions

505.3 Synopses of Contract Awards

505.4 Release of Information

505.5 Paid Advertisements

Part 506—Competition Requirements

506.2 Full and Open Competition After Exclusion of Sources

506.3 Other than Full and Open Competition

Part 507—Acquisition Planning

507.1 Acquisition Plans

507.5 Inherently Governmental Functions

507.70 Additional Requirements for Purchases in Support of National Security Systems

Part 508—Required Sources of Supplies And Services

508.6 Acquisition from Federal Prison Industries, Inc.

508.7 Acquisition from Nonprofit Agencies Employing People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled

508.8 Acquisition of Printing and Related Supplies

Part 509—Contractor Qualifications

509.1 Responsible Prospective Contractors

509.3 First Article Testing and Approval

509.4 Debarment, Suspension, and Ineligibility

509.5 Organizational and Consultant Conflicts of Interest

Part 510—Market Research [Reserved]

Part 511—Describing Agency Needs

511.1 Selecting and Developing Requirements Documents

511.2 Using and Maintaining Requirements Documents

511.4 Delivery or Performance Schedules

511.6 Priorities and Allocations

Part 512—Acquisition of Commercial Items

512.2 Special Requirements for the Acquisition of Commercial Items

512.3 Solicitation Provisions and Contract Clauses for the Acquisition of Commercial Items

Subchapter C—Contracting Methods and Contract Types

Part 513—Simplified Acquisition Procedures

513.1 Procedures

513.3 Simplified Acquisition Methods

513.4 Fast Payment Procedure

Part 514—Sealed Bidding

514.2 Solicitation of Bids

514.3 Submission of Bids

514.4 Opening of Bids and Award of Contract

Part 515—Contracting by Negotiation

515.2 Solicitation and Receipt of Proposals and Information

515.3 Source Selection

515.4 Contract Pricing

515.5 Preaward, Award, and Postaward Notifications, Protests, and Mistakes

515.6 Unsolicited Proposals

515.70 Use of Bid Samples

Appendix 515A Source Selection Procedures

Part 516—Types of Contracts

516.2 Fixed Price Contracts

516.4 Incentive Contracts

516.5 Indefinite-Delivery Contracts

516.6 Time-and-Materials, Labor-Hour, and Letter Contracts

Part 517—Special Contracting Methods

517.1 Multiyear Contracting

517.2 Options

Part 518—[Reserved]

Subchapter D—Socioeconomic Programs

Part 519—Small Business Programs

519.2 Policies

519.3 Determination of Small Business Status for Small Business Programs

519.4 Cooperation With the Small Business Administration

519.5 Set-asides for Small Business

519.6 Certificates of Competency and Determinations of Responsibility

519.7 The Small Business Subcontracting Program

519.8 Contracting With the Small Business Administration (The 8(a) Program)

519.10 Small Business Competitiveness Demonstration Program

519.11 [Reserved]

519.12 Small Disadvantaged Business Participation Program

519.13 Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) Program

519.14 Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Procurement Program

Appendix 519A Small Business Subcontracting Plan Outline (Model)

Appendix 519B Subcontracting Plan Evaluation Checklist

Appendix 519C [Removed and Reserved]

Appendix 519D [Removed and Reserved]

Appendix 519E [Reserved]

Appendix 519F GSA Acquisition Alert–Contract Bundling

Part 520—[Reserved]

Part 521—[Reserved]

Part 522—Application of Labor Laws to Government Acquisitions

522.1 Basic Labor Policies

522.3 Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act

522.4 Labor Standards for Contracts Involving Construction

522.6 Walsh-Healey Public Contracts Act

522.8 Equal Employment Opportunity

522.10 Service Contract Act of 1965, As Amended

522.13 Special Disabled Veterans, Veterans of the Vietnam Era, and Other Eligible Veterans

522.14 Employment of Workers With Disabilities

522.15 Prohibition of Acquisition of Products Produced by Forced or Indentured Child Labor

Part 523—Environment, Conservation, Occupational Safety and Drug-Free Workplace

523.3 Hazardous Materials Identification and Material Safety Data

523.4 Use of Recovered Materials

Appendix 523A GSA Affirmative Procurement Program GSA Order OGP 2851.1

Part 524—Protection of Privacy and Freedom of Information

524.1 Protection of Individual Privacy

524.2 Freedom of Information Act

Part 525—Foreign Acquisition

525.1 Buy American Act—Supplies

525.2 Buy American Act—Construction Materials

525.10 Additional Foreign Acquisition Regulations

Part 526—Other Socioeconomic Programs [Reserved]

Subchapter E—General Contracting Requirements

Part 527—Patents, Data, and Copyrights

527.4 Rights in Data and Copyrights

Part 528—Bonds and Insurance

528.1 Bonds and Other Financial Protections

528.2 Sureties and Other Security for Bonds

528.3 Insurance

Part 529—Taxes

529.1 General

529.3 State and Local Taxes

529.4 Contract Clauses

Part 530—Cost Accounting Standards Administration

530.2 Subpart 530.2 CAS Program Requirements

Part 531—Contract Cost Principles and Procedures

531.1 Applicability

Part 532—Contract Financing

532.1 Non-Commercial Item Purchase Financing

532.2 Commercial Item Purchase Financing

532.4 Advance Payments for Non-Commercial Items

532.5 Progress Payments Based on Costs

532.6 Contract Debts

532.7 Contract Funding

532.9 Prompt Payment

532.8 Assignment of Claims

532.11 Electronic Funds Transfer

532.70 Authorizing Payment by Governmentwide Commercial Purchase Card

532.71 Payments for Recurring Services

532.72 Payments Under Contracts Subject to Audit

Part 533—Protests, Disputes, and Appeals

533.1 Protests

533.2 Disputes and Appeals

Subchapter F—Special Categories of Contracting

Part 534—Major System Acquisition

534.2 Earned Value Management Systems.

Part 535—Research and Development Contracting [Reserved]

Part 536—Construction and Architect-Engineer Contracts

536.1 General

536.2 Special Aspects of Contracting for Construction

536.5 Contract Clauses

536.6 Architect-Engineer Services

Part 537—Service Contracting

537.1 Service Contracts—General

537.2 Advisory and Assistance Services

537.6 Performance-based Acquisition

Part 538—Federal Supply Schedule Contracting

538.2 Establishing and Administering Federal Supply Schedules

538.70 Cooperative Purchasing

538.71 Recovery Purchasing

Part 539—Acquisition of Information Technology

Part 540—[Reserved]

Part 541—Acquisition of Utility Services

541.4 Administration

Subchapter G—Contract Management

Part 542—Contract Administration and Audit Services

542.1 Contract Audit Services

542.2 Contract Administration Services

542.3 Contract Administration Office Functions

542.11 Production Surveillance and Reporting

542.12 Novation and Change-of-Name Agreements

542.15 Contractor Performance Information

542.70 Audit of Contractor’s Records

Part 543—Contract Modifications

543.1 General

543.2 Change Orders

Part 544—Subcontracting Policies and Procedures [Reserved]

Part 545—Government Property [Reserved]

Part 546—Quality Assurance

546.3 Contract Clauses

546.7 Warranties

Part 547—[Reserved]

Part 548—Value Engineering

548.1 Policies and Procedures

Part 549—Termination of Contracts

549.1 General Principles

549.4 Termination for Default

549.5 [Reserved]

Part 550—Extraordinary Contractual Actions

Part 551—Use of Government Sources by Contractors [Reserved]

Subchapter H—Clauses and Forms

Part 552—Solicitation Provisions and Contract Clauses

552.1 Instructions for Using Provisions and Clauses

552.2 Text of Provisions and Clauses

552.3 Provision and Clause Matrixes

Part 553—Forms

553.1 General

553.3 Illustrations of Forms

Subchapter I—Special Contracting Programs

Part 570—Acquiring Leasehold Interests in Real Property

570.1 General

570.2 Simplified Lease Acquisition Procedures

570.3 Contracting Procedures for Leasehold Interests in Real Property

570.4 Special Aspects of Contracting for Continued Space Requirements

570.5 Special Aspects of Contracting for Lease Alterations

570.6 Solicitation Provisions and Contract Clauses

570.7 Forms


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