The Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO) has issued
ISOO Notice 2014-02:
Procurement of Security Equipment. This notice states that
the General Services Administration (GSA) has enacted new procedures for procuring secure storage equipment, such as security containers, information processing system (IPS)
containers, and vault doors. Furthermore, it states "GSA Approved" security containers and vault doors must now be procured through GSA Global Supply utilizing the
appropriate National Stock Number (NSN).
The only exception is if you have a special size IPS container configuration requirement that GSA Global Supply does not offer, you may order a special size IPS container directly from the manufacturer.
Department of Treasury is lowering the limit on use of the Government Purchase Cards (GPC)
for intra-governmental transactions from $24,999.99 to $9,999.99 effective October 1, 2020.
for more information.
GSA has transitioned the Security Equipment program from the Multiple Award Schedule Program to the Global
Supply Program to provide full-service acquisition management support to assist in your acquisition of GSA Approved
Security Containers. For more information about this transition and security containers, you can review the following document:
GSA Approved Security Containers Overview.
Contractors may want to review the FAR clause for security which allows contractors to use GSA, and some regulatory justifications to allow inclusion of this clause in contracts for security containers.
to view FAR clause.
Please see our
Other Security Products
page for ordering information on non GSA-approved accessories that may be used in GSA-approved security containers,
or other non GSA-approved containers.
Use the handy table below to determine which manufacturers build which GSA-approved containers.
Review the IPS Containers link in the table below to find an NSN for ordering a standard size IPS container from GSA Global Supply.
A checkmark indicates vendor carries product. View GSA security container descriptions and NSN's by clicking on the PRODUCT links in first column in the table below.