Jan 19, 2021
Nutanix recently received a Blanket Purchasing Agreement (BPA) from the DoD Enterprise Software Initiative (ESI). This will streamline the process for federal government agencies to acquire and use Nutanix Hybrid Cloud Software Platforms. DoD ESI centralizes acquisitions of IT products and services across the DoD, Coast Guard, and intelligence communities. It lowers the TCO for agencies, saving time and money on commercial IT software, hardware, and services. The recent BPA reduces the contracting and open market costs associated with the traditional procurement process.
Allowing government agencies to streamline their asset management, Nutanix’s Hybrid Cloud solutions offer one platform and one cloud while permitting the use of any application. With Nutanix Hybrid Cloud, users can build their clouds the way they want in a few clicks—instantly completing all their IT tasks on a unified cloud platform.
DoD ESI is a program to centralize sourcing and acquisitions of IT products and services across the DoD, Coast Guard, and intelligence communities. It lowers the total cost of ownership for agencies, saving time and money on the acquisition and management of commercial IT software, hardware, and services.
Through ESI, DoD purchasers leverage the combined buying power of DoD and may receive additional discounts. The DoD ESI BPA’s top advantages include:
DoD purchasers who are seeking a particular technology solution can scan the available catalogs of everything that has been approved to the ESI and make their purchases from that catalog.
ESI has resulted in:
The recent BPA supports the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement and is intended to reduce the contracting and open market costs associated with the traditional procurement process, including searching for sources, developing technical documents and solicitations, negotiating contractual terms, and evaluating offers.