GSA applications also tend to indicate that a LOS GSA is mandatory. Take, for example, GSA IT Schedule 70. The general instructions in the tender indicate that GSA may refuse offers that do not contain a letter of delivery if the company is not the manufacturer. If your company wants to get a GSA contract but does not manufacture the products sold, a letter of delivery is required. The GSA sometimes calls it a delivery letter (LOS) or, occasionally, a letter of commitment. This requirement is mentioned in the I-FSS-644 clause – distributors and call providers. But the real policy of the GSA is quite the opposite. A contract agent only has to determine whether your business has a sufficient source of supply. The GSA`s policy is that a LOS is not required as long as further evidence is provided to support the supplier with an acceptable source of supply. If you are a distributor or reseller of a product, you must ask your supplier/manufacturer for a delivery letter for each proposed brand. Later, it is said that a LOS is not necessary for used or obsolete devices according to SIN 133-9, which means for many that it is necessary in all other cases. The invitation contains a template for the delivery letter.
Mark Lee, Chief Policy Officer, Acquisition Management Office at GSA Federal Acquisition, made this clear at GSA Expo 2012, as shown in the short video clip that followed. The Office of Acquisition Management is responsible for setting standards and terms and conditions for the management of acquisition workers under the GSA Chief Acquisition Officer. The Office of Acquisition Management directs, supports and facilitates the review of Federal Acquisition Service programs and procedures. This image is an example of a GSA delivery letter/letter of commitment This is a common question, and quite often, if you ask a GSA contract agent, they would say yes. The less experienced CO would almost certainly say yes.