Navy Purchases Microsoft Software Licenses Through Insight
Insight Public Sector Inc., Chantilly, Virginia, is being awarded an estimated $653,210,000 firm-fixed-price blanket purchase agreement (BPA) in accordance with the company’s General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Supply Schedule contract (GS-35F-0009U). This agreement will provide Microsoft brand-name software licenses, software assurance, and cloud offerings to the Department of the Navy (DON). The products will meet the following functional capabilities desktop software solutions, operating systems, server software, desktop sharing, virtualization, client access licenses, developer tools, management tools, mobility, utility, and software assurance. This BPA is issued under DON Enterprise Software Licensing (ESL) and the policy and guidelines established under the Department of Defense Enterprise Software Initiative (DoD ESI) in accordance with the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement Section 208.74. DoD ESI streamlines the software licensing acquisition process and provides information technology products and selected services that are compliant with applicable DON technical standards. Under ESL, the DON leverages its aggregate buying power to establish enterprise agreements with information technology (IT) manufacturers and resellers for high demand, commercial off-the-shelf IT products and services. The ordering period will be for three years, from May 2018, through May 2021. No funds will be obligated at the time of award. Funds will be obligated as task orders are issued using primarily operations and maintenance (Navy) funds. This contract was competitively procured via publication on the GSA E-Buy web site with 895 vendors solicited, four offers received, and one selected for award. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific, San Diego, California, is the contracting activity (N66001-18-A-0006).