What is GSA Disaster Purchasing?
Disaster Purchasing is a program that allows state and local government to purchase from the GSA Multiple Award Schedule Contract to prepare for, respond to, or recover from a disaster. Disasters must be declared by the President under the Stafford Act and can include natural disasters or man-made disasters, such as terrorism or nuclear, biological, chemical, or radiological attacks.
Disaster Recovery Purchasing was implemented in fiscal year 2007. At the time, it could only be used for purchases to recover from a disaster. In 2010, the program was expanded to allow for purchases related to disaster preparedness, in addition to disaster response.
GSA Schedule Disaster Purchasing Sales
Since fiscal year 2011, GSA Schedule sales to state and local government buyers through Disaster Recovery have more than tripled.
FY 2021 Sales by GSA Large Category
In fiscal year 2021, GSA Schedule contractors took in more than $185 million in disaster purchasing sales. The chart below shows the breakdown by Large Category.
FY 2021 Sales by Top GSA Schedule SINs
The chart below details the ten GSA SINs with the highest reported Disaster Recovery sales in fiscal year 2021. SIN 541611, Management and Financial Consulting accounted for approximately 30% of all Disaster Recovery sales in fiscal year 2021.
Disaster Purchasing Links
- GSA’s Disaster Purchasing Page: https://www.gsa.gov/acquisition/purchasing-programs/gsa-schedules/schedule-buyers/state-and-local-governments/state-and-local-disaster-purchasing
- GSA Regional Emergency Coordinators: https://www.gsa.gov/node/2045
- FEMA Disasters: https://www.fema.gov/disasters
Additional Info for State & Local Buyers
If you are a state or local government looking to purchase through the GSA Schedule, you can find more information on GSA’s website.
Considering a GSA Schedule Contract?
A GSA Schedule Contract can be a beneficial tool for companies pursuing government opportunities. If your company is considering a GSA Schedule Contract to sell to federal, state, and local government buyers, download our Beginner’s Guide below for more information.