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    What is the definition of maintenance? If deemed "Services", can GCPC be used to purchase?


    Yes, you can use a GPC to accomplish a Services procurement under $2500. In your situation, it is critical that the day you make the purchase is part of the year's worth of maintenance you are buying- that avoids the advance payment issue. In other words, you buy a year's worth of maintenance starting on 5 Feb 2011 and ending on 4 Feb 2012. If the actual purchase happens on 5 Feb 2011, it is not an advance payment because you need the service maintenance today and for the next year, and the "lot" is one year. If you made the exact same purchase on Feb 4, 2011, with maintenance that starts 5 Feb 2011, I would agree with the advance payment objection.

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