Dell to Provide Commercial Software to DOD and Coast Guard
Dell Marketing L.P., Round Rock, Texas, is awarded a single-award, firm-fixed-price blanket purchase agreement (BPA) with an overall estimated value of $2,493,000,000, under the Department of Defense Enterprise Software Initiative (DOD ESI) in accordance with Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation System 208.74, DOD Directive 8470.01E, and DOD Executive Agent for Commercial Software Product Management of Core Enterprise Technology Agreements. The DOD ESI streamlines software licensing acquisition and provides information technology products that are compliant with DoD technical standards and represent the best value for the DOD. This DOD Enterprise Software Agreement (ESA) will provide commercially available perpetual licenses, software assurance, user-based subscription licenses to include Microsoft 365, Microsoft Azure, and client access licenses among others. The ESA will be used by DOD and U.S. Coast Guard when authorized under the provisions of 14 U.S. Code (U.S.C.) Section 3 and Section 145; 10 U.S.C. Section 2571; and 31 U.S.C. Section 1535. The ordering period will be for five years from June 1, 2021, through May 31, 2026. This agreement will not obligate funds at the time of award. Funds will be obligated via delivery orders using operations and maintenance (DoD) funds. Future requirements will be procured in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation 8.405-3(c)(1). This contract was competitively solicited with two proposals received and one selected for award. Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific, San Diego, California, is the contracting activity (N66001-21-A-0083).