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To submit a viable protest to the GAO, the protester must be an “interested party.” Intuition might say that a winner under a multi-price vehicle such as a lump sum purchase agreement should be able to protest against other winners, right? General purchase agreements are federal procurement vehicles designed to simplify and expedite the recurring purchases that agencies must make. Once signed, the BPA sets the terms for all future orders in the schedule. One of the main differences between “traditional” BPOs and Annex OPOs is that these global framework purchase agreements are subject to the simplified acquisition threshold. In other words, no agency can use “traditional” BPOs to purchase products or services beyond the SAT limit. However, if the BPA is set on a schedule contract, the SAT is no longer a problem. .