GSA Negotiates Government-Wide Agreement for Dell EMC
IT Schedule 70 Deal Supports FITARA, Drives Down Costs, and Provides Easy Access to Solutions
February 21, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. – 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 acquisition agreement with Dell EMC for virtual computing environment (VCE) solutions. This agreement will provide agencies with access to Dell solutions that reflect 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 data center modernization 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 agreement 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 data center optimization and modernization,” said GSA’s Office of Information Technology Category Acting Assistant Commissioner, Bill Zielinski. “Streamlined Best-in-Class offerings like this from GSA will make it easier and more cost-effective for government agencies to get the solutions they need to meet their missions.”
The new agreement provides government buyers with negotiated pricing and easy access to Dell EMC capabilities that address the many aspects of the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative (FDCCI) and FITARA through virtual computing solutions. Additionally, the new agreement will provide agencies with price consistency and allow for more efficient budgeting throughout the program lifecycle.
The newly negotiated Dell EMC deal provides:
- Virtual computing solutions via Dell EMC’s VxRail products to enable data center modernization.
- Multiple VxRail model options ranging from entry level to performance intensive.
- Tiered discounts based on leveraging the buying power of the federal government.
- Reduced contract duplication and administrative costs with streamlined terms & conditions.
This new agreement is available to all federal, state, local, and tribal government agencies eligible to order from the GSA IT Schedule 70 program through Carahsoft Technology Corporation’s contract - GS-35F-0119Y.
About the IT Schedule 70 FITARA Enhancement Program
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 IT. In 2016, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), further refined this requirement by mandating that GSA stand up at least two governmentwide agreements annually, aimed at reducing costs and bringing innovative technology to the federal government through GSA’s IT Schedule 70.
The mission of the U.S. General Services Administration is to deliver value and savings in real estate, acquisition, technology, and other mission-support services across government. To learn more about GSA visit gsa.gov or join the conversation on social media at @USGSA and @GSAEmily.