Office of Acquisition and Logistics — Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) Contracting
Open Market: Items for sale which are not available for purchase from a government contract vehicle, including FSS, BPA, CTA, GWAC, etc. Open market items are also known as incidental items, noncontract items, non-Schedule items, and items not on a GSA Schedule contract.
For administrative convenience, FAR 8.402(f) allows ordering activities to add open market line items to a VA FSS task/delivery order or BPA if
VA ordering activities are required to submit an Open Market Waiver Request for open market items. Check out the Open Market Waiver Request Process page for requirements and instructions.