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Steps for Purchasing Through the Federal Supply Schedule Step 0 - Starting at Ground 0 Step 1 - Determine Purchase Threshold Step 2 - Determine Services Needed Step 3 - Select Type of Work Statement Step 4 - Market Resources Step 5 - Issue RFP Step 6 - Recieve Written Proposals Step 7 - Evaluate Written Proposals Step 8 - Oral Presentations Step 9 - Award of Contract Step 10 - Appoint a Task Manager Step 11 - Issue Purchase Order Step 12 - Post Award Step 13 - Modify Contract if needed Step 14 - Contract Closeout


Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Acquisition Division
Last Revised: October 15, 2012