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State and Local Purchasing Program

In 2020, FedMall rolled out the COVID-19 Contingency Corridor allowing state and local governments to shop for non-medical Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and similar material offered by commercial suppliers that support federal COVID-19 relief efforts.

FedMall is the U.S. Government’s premier e-commerce acquisition platform. It provides an optimal online buying experience for U.S. military organizations, as well as federal, state and local governmental agencies. Customers can quickly search and purchase items online – whatever the need may be, from wherever they are.

The benefit of FedMall’s online shopping tool is it provides dynamic pricing and a safe shopping experience with pre-qualified suppliers. Available products from suppliers include cloth facemasks, hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, protective gloves, gowns, face shields, signage and other social distancing aids for public and common areas.

Given the demand for COVID-19 protection across the country, DLA has created this special online corridor within FedMall to provide the ability for state and local governments to purchase non-medical PPE at or below the micro-purchase threshold of $10,000. It is designed for first responder missions in support of counter drug, homeland security, and/or emergency response. First responders include firefighters, law enforcement officers, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, emergency management, public health, clinical care, public works, and other skilled support personnel that provide immediate support services during prevention, response, and recovery operations.


State and Local Government FedMall Purchasing Program Information Flyer (PDF)


Send an email with subject line “Eligibility” containing name, organization/agency address, and phone number(s) to

The State and Local Program team will review your email extension to determine your agency/departments eligibility and contact you with an eligibility status.

A valid authentication credential, such as an External Certificate Authority (ECA), is a security credential that provides the mechanism for external entities to securely communicate with the DoD and authenticate to DoD Information systems. Two approved ECA vendors are IdenTrust, Inc., and WidePoint (formerly ORC).  [The appearance of external hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by the United States Department of Defense of the linked websites, or the information, products or services contained therein.]

The security credentialing process can take anywhere from two to three weeks. The cost of the security credential is dependent on the vendor and length of the security credential subscription (one to three years). The cost of the credential ranges anywhere from $200 to $373.

The application is filled out online and will take less than 15 minutes to complete. The application must have the appropriate agency/department signatures and will require a notary stamp and notary signature. Once the application is complete, to include all signatures and notary stamp, mail it to the vendor.

It is common for a security credential application to be rejected. If this occurs, contact the vendor to resolve. Most often a rejection is due to information not being spelled or typed consistently throughout the application.

The security credentialing process is conducted by a DoD-approved vendor. Given the nature of the credentialing process, all questions must be directed to the vendor.

A state and/or local government credit card is required as it is the only authorized form of payment for state and local government purchases made through FedMall. The FedMall spend limit for purchases of non-medical PPE is $10,000 per transaction.

Once the security credential is received from the vendor, it will need to be installed onto your computer. Most often your local System Administrator will need to assist with the installation due to local firewall settings.

Once the security credential is installed onto your computer, contact the State and Local Program Team at to be issued a DODAAC.

The DODAAC is a six-digit identifier containing your agency's or organization’s mailing, shipping, billing, and freight address information, along with point of contact name, phone number, and email address. The DODAAC will be used when placing all orders via FedMall and will be needed if ever following up on specific orders.

DLA will send you an email asking you to provide the information above. Once the State and Local Program team has received the information, the DODAAC will be created and returned to you for review.

DLA will build and issue the unique DODAAC to your organization. The turnaround time for this step is normally less than four hours.

Once you receive the DODAAC, the State and Local Program team can begin to create your FedMall account. This is a quick step that will require you completing an application via hardcopy, getting signatures, and returning it via email to the

After the application is validated and reviewed, you will register online via the FedMall Portal.

This step in its entirety will take less than an hour.