October 19, 2004
is with great pleasure that I announce the selection of Marion Veber
Veber has approximately 20 years of federal contracting
Veber has been a Supervisory Contract Specialist since 1993 and is
join me in congratulating Mrs. Veber as she embarks on a new
JACK O. SALMON, JR.
Director, Acquisition Management Division
Eastern Administrative SupportCenter
November 17, 2003
ACQUISITION REGULATION (FAR) REQUIRES CONTRACTOR REGISTRATION ON
Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) now requires contractor
full amendment to the FAR can be viewed at:
September 9, 2003
areas on the AMD homepage are now restricted only to known NOAA/EASC
August 22, 2003
SmartBUY Initiative (Requisitioners of Software Please Read)
SmartBUY is one of several e-government initiatives outlined in the President's fiscal year 2004 budget and the updated 2003 E-Government Strategy. This government-wide enterprise licensing initiative is intended to lower the cost of software for individual agencies by purchasing common applications in the biggest bulk possible. SmartBUY, led by the General Services Administration (GSA), will focus on a wide range of software types, including network management, antivirus, database, open source and office automation software such as e-mail. GSA has been tasked to lead an interagency SmartBUY team in negotiating government-wide enterprise licenses for software. GSA is vigorously working to award enterprise licenses quickly, and some agreements may be in place as early as the end of fiscal year 2003.
In a memorandum to agencies, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mitchell Daniels Jr. outlined three requirements for agencies to meet as part of their mandatory participation in the SmartBUY initiative.
The final requirement is to integrate the Department's common desktop and server software licenses under the leadership of the SmartBUY team. In support of this requirement and until more specific guidance is disseminated, HCOs should not renew or enter into new common desktop and server software licensing agreements valued at $100,000 without first contacting the DOC SmartBUY Software Asset Manager, Rita Casazza, to ensure that the contract action has received a waiver from the interagency SmartBUY team and OMB. The HCO should provide the Software Asset Manager and will require with a requisition from our clients the following information:
The interagency SmartBUY team has started working on license agreements for the following software product lines: Adobe, McAfee, IBM, ESRI, SAS, Symantec, Veritas, Corel, ISS, SAP, Microsoft, Oracle, Peoplesoft, Computer Associates, and Novell. These products require the closest coordination of requirements, licenses and agreements.
However, all software license agreements over $100,000, whether new or renewals, are required to be coordinated through OMB.
For more information, government-wide updates and answers to frequently asked questions regarding the SmartBUY initiative, visit GSA's SmartBUY webpage.
June 12, 2003
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