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Enterprise-wide agreements for the following products and services simplify the procurement process and provide economies of scale. To help you take advantage of these purchasing agreements, refer to the NOAALink-specific steps below.

Red Hat
Esri
Adobe
Microsoft
Network Equipment
Cisco SMARTnet
Oracle, VMware, and other software
IT Research and Analytics
Telephone, Internet, etc.
Wireless Services
Cloud
National Service Desk (NSDesk)

Red Hat

Requisition $3,500 or more

  1. NOAA's Red Hat Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) has expired. Until a new vehicle is in place, Red Hat purchases will follow the standard requisition process
  2. For a Red Hat maintenance requirement, ensure the period of performance of the requisition is at least one year
  3. Create and attach supporting documents
    • NOAALink Worksheet
    • Statement of Need - For a Red Hat maintenance requirement, ensure the Statement of Need lists applicable Red Hat NETWORK UserIDs, as this information is needed by Red Hat and the vendor
    • Independent Government Cost Estimate (IGCE)
    • IT Security Checklist
    • Section 508 Compliance Checklist
  4. Route your C.Request to the NOAALink Program Office (NPO) for review
  5. Once approved by all reviewers, submit your C.Request to Acquisition and Grants Office

Micro-purchase less than $3,500

  1. Follow your normal micro-purchase process

Questions? Contact NOAALink Help at noaalink.help@noaa.gov or 301-628-5700.

Esri

The NOAA Esri Enterprise License Agreement (ELA) is a contract between Esri and NOAA to provide GIS software, software maintenance, training, and other Esri services for NOAA users. The Esri ELA contract was put into place through a joint effort between the NOAA GIS Committee, NOAALink Program Office, and NOAA’s Acquisitions & Grants Office. All NOAA line office Assistant Chief Information Officers and the NOAA CIO Council support and approved the final contract for the Esri ELA.

Find out more on the NOAA GIS Community site (use your NOAA Google login).

Questions? Contact NOAALink Help at noaalink.help@noaa.gov or 301-628-5700.

Adobe

The DOC-wide contract for Adobe software and support has been awarded under the NASA Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP) Government-Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC).

Requisition $3,500 or more

  1. Create a C.Request and reference DOC contract number SS1301-16-BU-0006 and NASA SEWP contract number NNG15SC10B
  2. Get pricing information from the SEWP website at www.sewp.nasa.gov (account registration required); under the SEWP Tools dropdown, select Agency Catalog and locate the Adobe Catalog
  3. Create and attach supporting documents
    • NOAALink Worksheet
    • Statement of Need
    • Independent Government Cost Estimate (IGCE)
    • IT Security Checklist
    • Section 508 Compliance Checklist
  4. Route your C.Request to the NOAALink Program Office (NPO) for review
  5. Once approved by all reviewers, submit your C.Request as described below based on your NOAA line or staff office:
    • Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) submit to Acquisition and Grants Office (NLK)
    • All others submit to your regularly servicing acquisition office

Micro-purchase less than $3,500

  1. Micro-purchases with a government purchase card can be processed directly in the SEWP portal

Questions? Contact NOAALink Help at noaalink.help@noaa.gov or 301-628-5700.

For more information, visit the DOC Strategic Sourcing intranet site at https://connection.commerce.gov/instructions-and-procedures/department-commerce-strategic-sourcing (requires NOAA network access). Scroll to the bottom of the page.

Microsoft

NOTE: Use of this Microsoft BPA is required for all DOC bureaus.

Requisition $3,500 or more

  1. Create a C.Request for a call against US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) for Microsoft, contract # GS5F0009U / order # DOC45PAPT1500017
  2. Create and attach supporting documents
    • NOAALink Worksheet
    • Statement of Need
    • Independent Government Cost Estimate (IGCE)
    • IT Security Checklist
    • Section 508 Compliance Checklist
  3. Route your C.Request to the NOAALink Program Office (NPO) for review
  4. Once approved by all reviewers, submit your C.Request as described below based on your NOAA line or staff office:
    • Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) submit to Acquisition and Grants Office (NLK)
    • All others submit to your regularly servicing acquisition office

Micro-purchase less than $3,500

  1. Micro-purchases can be made directly through US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) for Microsoft, contract # GS5F0009U / order # DOC45PAPT1500017

Contacts

For more information, visit the DOC Strategic Sourcing intranet site at https://connection.commerce.gov/instructions-and-procedures/department-commerce-strategic-sourcing (requires NOAA network access). Scroll to the bottom of the page.

Network Equipment

NOTE: This DOC multiple award contract is a mandatory first source vehicle for all network equipment and associated services requirements, with the exception of SMARTnet (see below).

Requisition $3,500 or more

  1. Create a C.Request for your requirement and reference the DOC network equipment contract
  2. Create and attach supporting documents
    • NOAALink Worksheet
    • Statement of Need
    • Independent Government Cost Estimate (IGCE)
    • IT Security Checklist
    • Section 508 Compliance Checklist
    • Brand Name Justification (if required; DOC encourages customers to produce generic requirements whenever appropriate)
  3. Route your C.Request to the NOAALink Program Office (NPO) for review
  4. Once approved by all reviewers, submit your C.Request as described below based on your NOAA line or staff office:
    • Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) submit to Acquisition and Grants Office (ENT)
    • All others submit to your regularly servicing acquisition office

Micro-purchase less than $3,500

  1. Micro-purchases can be made directly through the DOC network equipment contracts

For more information, visit the DOC Strategic Sourcing intranet site at https://connection.commerce.gov/instructions-and-procedures/department-commerce-strategic-sourcing (requires NOAA network access). Scroll to the bottom of the page.

Cisco SMARTnet

NOTE: This DOC contract is a first consideration vehicle for SMARTnet service requirements.

Requisition $3,500 or more

  1. Create a C.Request for your requirement and reference the DOC Cisco SMARTnet Maintenance & Support Services Agreement, Contract #: DOCYA1323-16-BU-0005
  2. For pricing discount information, see https://connection.commerce.gov/sites/connection.commerce.gov/files/smartnet_pricing_attachment.pdf (requires NOAA network access). Note that additional discounts are possible with high-volume orders.
  3. Provide your requirements information (i.e., what needs servicing, the product description, serial number and SKU number) to the vendor at doc.bpa@disyssolutions.com for a quote.
    Do not contact Cisco directly for quotes.
  4. Create and attach supporting documents
    • NOAALink Worksheet
    • Statement of Need (option periods are encouraged)
    • Independent Government Cost Estimate (IGCE)
    • Vendor Quote
    • IT Security Checklist
    • Section 508 Compliance Checklist
    • Brand Name Justification
  5. Route your C.Request to the NOAALink Program Office (NPO) for review
  6. Once approved by all reviewers, submit your C.Request as described below based on your NOAA line or staff office:
    • Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) submit to Acquisition and Grants Office (ENT)
    • All others submit to your regularly servicing acquisition office

Micro-purchase less than $3,500

  1. Micro-purchases can be made directly through the DOC Cisco SMARTnet Maintenance & Support Services Agreement, Contract #: DOCYA1323-16-BU-0005

For the list of products available and additional information, visit the DOC Strategic Sourcing intranet site at https://connection.commerce.gov/instructions-and-procedures/department-commerce-strategic-sourcing (requires NOAA network access). Scroll to the bottom of the page.

Oracle, VMware, and other software

NOTE: DOC bureaus are required to use GSA SmartBUY blanket purchase agreements (BPAs) for applicable software procurements valued at $100,000 or more.

Requisition $3,500 or more

  1. Create a C.Request for your requirement and reference the GSA SmartBuy program
  2. Create and attach supporting documents
    • NOAALink Worksheet
    • Statement of Need
    • Independent Government Cost Estimate (IGCE)
    • IT Security Checklist
    • Section 508 Compliance Checklist
    • Brand Name Justification
  3. Route your C.Request to the NOAALink Program Office (NPO) for review
  4. Once approved by all reviewers, submit your C.Request as described below based on your NOAA line or staff office:
    • Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) submit to Acquisition and Grants Office (ENT)
    • All others submit to your regularly servicing acquisition office

Micro-purchase less than $3,500

  1. Micro-purchases can be made directly through the GSA SmartBUY BPAs

Questions? Visit the GSA SmartBUY Contact page for contact information.

For more information, visit the GSA SmartBUY website at http://www.gsa.gov/smartbuy.

IT Research and Analytics

All requisitions

  1. Create a C.Request for your requirement and reference the NOAA IT Research and Analytics Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA), contract numbers ST-1330-17-BU-0003 and ST-1330-17-BU-0004
  2. Each call order will be competed between the two vendors on the BPA, Forrester and Gartner
  3. Create and attach supporting documents
    • NOAALink Worksheet
    • Statement of Need (SON)
    • Independent Government Cost Estimate (IGCE)
    • IT Security Checklist
    • Section 508 Compliance Checklist
  4. Route your C.Request to the NOAALink Program Office (NPO) for review
  5. Once approved by all reviewers, submit your C.Request to Acquisition and Grants Office (NLK)

Questions? Contact NOAALink Help at noaalink.help@noaa.gov or 301-628-5700.

Telephone, Internet, Conferencing, and Other Data Circuits and Services

Use the GSA Networx or GSA Regional Local Service contracts for all long distance, toll-free, VOIP, conferencing (audio, net, video), calling card, internet, data circuit, and local dial-tone services

For more information, see www.gsa.gov/networx or www.gsa.gov/HDR_0_regions

GSA Networx and GSA Regional Local Service requests are not processed by NOAALink; you should work with your Designated Agency Representative (DAR) listed below:

OCIO Sherie Buretta   OCIO Shirley Kick
NOS David Hendsbee   NESDIS Walt Schleicher
NESDIS Patrick Gregory   NWS-NCEP Adena Fritz
NWS-HQ Roberto Cianflone   NWS-HQ Maurice Dulic
NWS-HQ Joe Petteway   NWS-Central Region Debra Lingle
NWS-Alaska Region Mike Grueber   NWS-Pacific Region Carl Suekawa
NWS-Eastern Region Coreen Hickey   NWS-Western Region Adam Mathis
NWS-Southern Region Mike Love   NMFS Ruben Simpson
OMAO Raymond Mitchell   OAR Ann Keane

 

Wireless Services

The Department of Commerce (DOC) recently established blanket purchase agreements (BPAs) with three major wireless service carriers for domestic and international coverage. The BPAs have been set up to meet the requirements of all bureaus while leveraging the volume of the entire DOC to achieve greater savings. The BPAs have been mandated by the DOC to ensure that all bureaus are purchasing wireless services under the best negotiated terms and to minimize time spent on managing those services.

To generate additional cost savings, all bureaus and offices are strongly encouraged to negotiate deeper price discounts for wireless services and devices by competing requirements among all three carriers – Verizon Wireless, AT&T, and T-Mobile. Designating a particular carrier or tailoring requirements to fit only one carrier significantly reduces any leverage or incentive to offer competitive pricing.

For more information, visit the DOC Strategic Sourcing intranet site at https://connection.commerce.gov/instructions-and-procedures/department-commerce-strategic-sourcing (requires NOAA network access). Scroll to the bottom of the page to find:

Purchases of wireless services are not processed by NOAALink.

Cloud

For information on the NOAA's Cloud solution, please contact Stefan Leeb at esb.communications@noaa.gov.

National Service Desk (NSDesk)

If your requirement includes help desk services, visit https://sites.google.com/a/noaa.gov/service-desk/why/itmanagers (use your NOAA Google login) to learn how you could leverage NSDesk for those services.