GSA Announces Manugistics SmartBUY Agreement
March 15, 2004
Contact: Viki Reath (202) 501-1499
Washington, DC — The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) today announced it has awarded a SmartBUY agreement to Manugistics Group, Inc. of Rockville, Md., a leading provider of supply-chain management software.
This is the first SmartBUY agreement based on tiered discounts -- meaning the price drops as government customers buy increased quantities. The new contract, negotiated by the GSA Federal Supply Service (FSS), is a modification of the previously existing Manugistics GSA Schedule contract. It is expected to produce more than $25 million per year in savings and cost-avoidance. Actual savings will depend on customer demand and usage.
“This is a new class of SmartBuy agreement, based on tiered pricing and pre-packaging of software into easy-to-use solutions,” said Neal Fox, Assistant Commissioner for Commercial Acquisition, GSA Federal Supply Service. “This agreement takes the SmartBUY initiative into a new realm, leveraging the government’s buying power by improving already existing GSA software contracts.”
GSA will continue seeking opportunities for additional SmartBuy agreements, posting announcements on FedBizOpps.gov Web site.
SmartBUY is the government-wide software enterprise-licensing program, officially launched in June 2003 by the Office of Management and Budget and executed by GSA, with the help of other agencies.
GSA is a centralized federal procurement, property management, and policy agency, created by Congress to improve government efficiency and help federal agencies better serve the public. It acquires, on behalf of federal agencies, office space, equipment, telecommunications, information technology, supplies and services. It also plays a key role in developing and implementing government-wide policies. GSA’s 13,000 associates provide services and solutions for the office operations of more than one million federal workers located in more than 8,000 government-owned and leased buildings in 2,000 U.S. communities.