The General Services Administration (GSA) announced Tuesday that it struck a deal with Veritas to provide Federal agencies with software for data governance and cloud management.
The new, government-wide enterprise software acquisition agreement provides a single contract under GSA’s IT Schedule 70 FITARA Enhancement Program.
“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 faster transition to a cloud-smart adoption,” said GSA’s Office of Information Technology Category Assistant Commissioner Kay Ely.
GSA said the new arrangement provides:
- Data management solutions to enable IT Modernization and cloud adoption;
- Hybrid purchasing and deployment models;
- Tiered discounts based on leveraging the buying power of the Federal government;
- Reduced contract duplication and administrative costs with streamlined terms & conditions; and
- Availability to all Federal, state, local, and tribal government agencies eligible to order from IT Schedule 70
“Providing these solutions through a governmentwide, enterprise-level contract is a great way to reduce duplication in our procurement process,” said Alan Thomas, commissioner of GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service and member of the Technology Modernization Fund board.
GSA said the agreement will ensure consistent pricing throughout program lifecycles “easy access to Veritas software capabilities that address data management and security.”