Information Technology Category - Buyers Guidance and Resources
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Software is a particularly complicated and expensive IT asset. GSA awards many products with agreements on Federal Supply Schedules (FSS). The terms and conditions in standard commercial agreements are often inconsistent with federal laws.
GSA contracting officers (COs) cannot award contracts or modifications involving products and services without first reviewing and modifying the terms in agreements to make them consistent with federal law. Without doing so, such awards would expose the government to a high level of risk.
Software Maintenance as a Product is billed at the time of purchase. Software maintenance as a product is used for the purpose of maintaining the operability and usability of the software product by publishing patches, updates, or upgrades. An example is the publication of patches to keep the software free of bugs or defects. Software maintenance as a product is now found under the terms and conditions for SINs 132-32 and 132-33 as those two software-related SINs are considered products. This reclassification allows for Software Maintenance as a Product to be billed at the time of purchase.
Traveler reimbursement is based on the location of the work activities and not the accommodations, unless lodging is not available at the work activity, then the agency may authorize the rate where lodging is obtained.
Unless otherwise specified, the per diem locality is defined as "all locations within, or entirely surrounded by, the corporate limits of the key city, including independent entities located within those boundaries."
Per diem localities with county definitions shall include"all locations within, or entirely surrounded by, the corporate limits of the key city as well as the boundaries of the listed counties, including independent entities located within the boundaries of the key city and the listed counties (unless otherwise listed separately)."
When a military installation or Government - related facility(whether or not specifically named) is located partially within more than one city or county boundary, the applicable per diem rate for the entire installation or facility is the higher of the rates which apply to the cities and / or counties, even though part(s) of such activities may be located outside the defined per diem locality.