Information Technology Category - Buyers Guidance and Resources

GSA can assist in meeting all of your Information Technology needs and below are examples of how.

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State, Local, and Tribal Governments:

Use our Cooperative Purchasing Program to buy. Find out if your agency qualifies. Learn more about state and local government ordering.

Features and Benefits:

The Information Technologies Category helps federal, state, and local government organizations meet their security mandates and guidelines.

The offerings under the IT Solutions subcategory related to identity and access management (SINs 541519ICAM, 541519PIV) must meet FISMA standards for identity and access management:

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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.

Information Technology Category FAQs:

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.

For a complete list of the available offerings under MAS, please view the "Available Offerings Attachment" on the GSA Available Offerings and Requirements page.

Last Reviewed: 2019-11-22