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(i) to place orders under basic order contracts on The Optional Form (OF) 347, on ordering supplies or services, or on any other appropriate contractual instrument; Mod No – Default `0` for a basic contract. Enter a unique value if you declare a change to a basic contract. The change number should start with one (A) or one (P). The length must be made up of six characters. b) asks. A basic order agreement can be used to expedite the conclusion of a contract for uncertain supply or service requirements when certain items, quantities and prices are not known at the time of the contract, but a considerable number of requirements for the type of supplies or services covered by the agreement are likely to be purchased by the contractor. Under the right circumstances, the application of these procedures can save money on parts ordering for equipment assistance, reducing administrative delays, inventory investments and aging due to design changes. (a) description. A basic order agreement is a written instrument of agreement negotiated between an agency, a contracting company or a contractor, and (1) contains conditions and clauses applicable to future contracts (markets) between the parties during their duration, 2) a kind of description, as far as possible, of the supplies or services to be provided and (3) of the pricing methods , issuing and delivering future contracts under the basic ordering contract. A basic contract is not a contract. The BPAs and the BOAs are very similar in that they are basic agreements concluded as soon as the government has identified elements that are used on a repetitive basis.

However, they differ in their use because the ATPs apply to the expected requirements and use the terms of the GSA calendar contracts (or other contracts) of the suppliers. BOAs are used when future needs are indeterminate. These agreements contain their own terms and conditions. Neither the BOAs nor the BPAs are considered binding contracts until contracts are made against them. These markets become binding contracts. 2. Each basic order agreement is reviewed and, if necessary, reviewed annually before the anniversary of its entry into force, in order to meet the requirements of this Regulation. Basic agreements may need to be reviewed prior to annual review based on mandatory legal requirements. A basic contract is changed only by modification of the contract itself and not by individual contracts awarded under the contract. Changing a basic contract has no retroactive effect on previously past contracts. (iii) List one or more government activities authorized to contract under the agreement; Enter Code A, the “Consolidated Requirements” if the requirements meet the definition of “consolidation” or “consolidated need” to FAR 2.101, but no provision has been made in writing, as 1) the estimated value of the requirements is less than US$2 million LAG or 2) the requirements are grouped and a written provision is required for consolidation. Enter Code B` Consolidated Requirements with a written declaration` if the requirements meet far 2.101`s definition of “consolidation” or “consolidated requirements” and if a written provision is established in accordance with FAR 7.107-2.

Enter Code C, “Consolidated Requirements according to FAR 7.107-1 (b) exception,” if the requirements meet FAR 2.101`s definition of “consolidation” or “consolidated requirement” but do not require a written waiver in accordance with FAR 7.107-1 (b). Enter code D, “Unconsolidated,” if the requirements do not meet the definition of “consolidation” or “consolidated requirement” of FAR 2.101.