ABSTRACT

Enterprise Software Agreements   [open pdf - 479KB]

"The Enterprise Software Initiative (ESI) is a Department of Defense (DoD) initiative to streamline the acquisition process and provide best-priced, standards-compliant information technology (IT). The ESI is a business discipline used to coordinate multiple IT investments and leverage the buying power of the government for commercial IT products and services. By consolidating IT requirements and negotiating Enterprise Agreements with software vendors, the DoD realizes significant Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) savings in IT acquisition and maintenance. The goal is to develop and implement a process to identify, acquire, distribute and manage IT from the enterprise level. In September 2001, the ESI was approved as a 'quick hit' initiative under the DoD Business Initiative Council (BIC). Under the BIC, the ESI will become the benchmark acquisition strategy for the licensing of commercial software and will extend a Software Asset Management Framework across the DoD. Additionally, the ESI was incorporated into the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) Section 208.74 on Oct. 25, 2002, and DoD Instruction 500.2 in May 2003."

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Date:
2005-04
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Public Domain
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CHIPS: http://www.chips.navy.mil
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pdf
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application/pdf
Source:
CHIPS - The Department of the Navy Information Technology Magazine (April-June 2005), p.45-51
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