On September 9, 2016, the General Services Administration (GSA) issued a proposed rule designed to establish special ordering procedures for order-level materials when placing an order or establishing a blanket purchase agreement (BPA) against a Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) contract. The FSS program does not provide the flexibility to easily acquire order-level materials. The proposed rule would set up special procedures that clarify the authority to acquire order-level materials. For example, the proposed rule would add that offerors are not required to complete the commercial sales practices disclosure requirements for order-level materials. It would also include controls when the use of order-level materials is authorized. The controls include prohibiting order-level materials from being the primary basis of the order; limiting the total value of order-level materials to 33 percent of the overall order value; and requiring the ordering activity contracting officer to determine that all prices for order-level materials are fair and reasonable prior to placing an order, among other controls. Interested parties should submit written comments on or before November 8, 2016. (81 Fed. Reg. 62,445, 09/09/16)