(i) orders placed below or below the micro-purchase purchase threshold. The ordering activity may place orders with or below the micro-purchase threshold with any BPA holder who is able to meet the Agency`s requirements. The ordering business should endeavour to distribute these orders among EPS holders. (C) Only one source is qualified and able to carry out the work at a reasonable price to the government; Or once a BPA is available, buyers should always look for competition for purchases over $2,500. Buyers can meet this requirement by contacting at least three borrowers to receive offers. The ideal BPA suppliers for BPA purchases are those that have: (D) It is necessary in the public interest to attribute EPS to a single source of exceptional circumstances. The implementation of EPS-BPA can be implemented with: (1) more than one supplier of similar supplies or services, in order to ensure maximum and feasible competition; (2) a single business in which a large number of individual purchases are likely to be made over a period of time, occasionally or below the simplified acquisition threshold; or (3) GSA Federal Supply Schedule supplier (for more information, see a future it series article). Buyers prepare BPAs without requesting an order and after contacting the supplier to make arrangements for: (A) The ordering activity must offer any multiple BPA premium holder a fair opportunity to be considered for each order exceeding the micro-purchase threshold, but not to exceed the simplified acquisition threshold, unless one of the exceptions in point 8.405-6 (a).a.1.i) (ii) applies that exceed the threshold for acquiring micro-purchases , but do not exceed the simplified acquisition threshold. Buyers reduce the administrative burden by eliminating repetitive activities such as finding sources and preparing new, full bids for each plan order. If the buyer requests only one source (i.e.
a “single source”), the order activity must justify its activity in accordance with FAR 8.405-6, Limited Sources Justification and Approval. By identifying a single source of EPS, the purchaser has limited consideration of the number of contractors likely to receive both EPS and the resulting markets. As a result, they must meet THE limited sources and authorization requirements of FAR 8.405-6 at the time of the BPA allocation.