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Veritas IT Schedule 70 Deal Supports FITARA Initiatives, Drives Down IT Costs
WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 17, 2018 – As part of the IT Schedule 70 Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) Enhancement Program, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has negotiated a new, governmentwide enterprise software acquisition agreement with Veritas Technologies for Data Governance and Cloud Management. This agreement will provide agencies with access to Veritas solutions through a single contract that reflects additional discounts based on the buying power of the entire federal government.
“The IT Schedule 70 FITARA Enhancement Program will provide government agencies with greater flexibility in accessing the innovative software solutions they need at a better value to taxpayers,” said GSA Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) Commissioner Alan Thomas. “Providing these solutions through a governmentwide, enterprise-level contract is a great way to reduce duplication in our procurement process.”
“The offering is a significant step forward in supporting GSA’s goals under category management and it will help federal agencies protect high value assets, while also supporting faster transition to a cloud-smart adoption,” said GSA’s Office of Information Technology Category Assistant Commissioner, Kay Ely. “Streamlined Best-in-Class offerings from GSA will make it easier and more cost-effective for government agencies to get the software they need to meet their missions.”
The new agreement provides government buyers with negotiated pricing and easy access to Veritas software capabilities that address data management and security. Additionally, the new agreement will provide agencies with price consistency and allow for more efficient budgeting throughout the program lifecycle.
The Agreement provides:
In 2015, Congress passed the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA), which required GSA to put in place enterprise-wide agreements to support federal agencies in their acquisition of software. In 2016, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), further refined this requirement by mandating that GSA stand up at least two governmentwide software agreements annually, aimed at reducing costs and bringing innovative technology to the federal government through GSA’s IT Schedule 70.
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