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DoD ESI COTS Software Systems Integration (SI) Toolkit

December 22, 2016

This toolkit contains and provides a means to export best practices and implement standardized processes in the COTS software systems integration services acquisition life-cycle. It provides tools, ...

TAGS: COTS, Training

Is Commercial-off-the-Shelf Software Maintenance a Supply or Service? - White Paper

October 15, 2016

This White Paper explains whether software maintenance is considered a supply or a service, defines why the differentiation is important, and describes the issues that may arise from differing ...


DoD ESI COTS Software Training - Glossary of Terms

August 30, 2016

This Glossary is intended to assist in understanding some of the specialized words and phrases used in the software industry. The Glossary is not inclusive, and if you cannot find the term ...

TAGS: COTS, Training

Advisory Note – Product Substitution Restriction or Re-use Clause

August 30, 2016

This advisory note helps identify and avoid software clauses that may prohibit a buyer from  obtaining competing products after a software license expires or terminates.


Category Management Policy 16-3: Improving the Acquisition and Management of Common Information Technology: Mobile Devices and Services

August 04, 2016

Improving the Acquisition and the subject memorandum. It requires agencies to take the following actions to improve the acquisition and management of mobile devices and services:report agency usage, ...


COTS Software Project Requirements Questionnaire and Checklist

July 21, 2016

This Requirements Questionnaire and Checklist has been assembled to organize sample questions each program should ask when developing its formal requirements documentation for a ...


Advisory Note – Virtual De-install

July 21, 2016

This advisory note covers three common scenarios where the Government may need to protect itself by requiring contractual language, providing sample language that allows for a virtual de-installation ...


Category Management Policy 16-2: Providing Comprehensive Identity Protection Services, Identity Monitoring, and Data Breach Response

July 01, 2016

On July 1, 2016, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued a policy memorandum which effective immediately requires, with limited exceptions, that when a Department of Energy (DOE) entity ...


Category Management Policy 16-1: Improving the Acquisition and Management of Common Information Technology: Software Licensing

June 02, 2016

This latest memo from the US Chief Acquisition Officer and the US Chief Information Officer at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) discusses the fragmentation and inefficiencies arising from ...


Best Practice Clauses for Software License Grants - White Paper

March 25, 2016

This White Paper provides summary information about important contract issues. This information is not intended to be legal advice, but rather is designed to share best practices, highlight potential ...

TAGS: COTS, Enterprise License, Training

Software License Risk Assessment Tool

March 15, 2016

The DoD ESI Software License Risk Assessment Tool is a tool that was created to help DoD software buyers analyze a seller's proposed license agreement to determine the areas of risk that should ...

TAGS: COTS, ELA, Training

DFARS Subpart 208.74 - Enterprise Software Agreements

October 30, 2015

This Subpart prescribes policy and procedures for acquisition of commercial software and software maintenance. DFARS Subpart 208.74


GSAR Class Deviation MV-15-03: Memorandum of Class Deviation Addressing Commercial Supplier Agreement Terms that Conflict or are Incompatible with Federal Law

July 31, 2015

This Class Deviation memo, along with its supplemental memo, notifies the Acquisition Workforce that the General Services Administration (GSA) has identified fifteen common elements of Commercial ...


Secure Host Baseline (SHB) formally known as DoD Unified Master Gold Disk (UMGD)

July 20, 2015

DoD has developed a standard to provide common "build from" disk images that DoD Components will use as the starting point for creating gold disks to install initial software loads onto DoD ...

TAGS: OS, Office Systems, Enterprise Mgmt, ITAM, EA, IT Hardware, COTS

Software Self-Audit Checklist

February 26, 2015

DoD ESI developed this Self-Audit Checklist to assist DoD in performing internal license compliance audits and with keeping full and accurate accounts that may be used to properly ascertain and ...

TAGS: ITAM, COTS, Enterprise License

Best Value Toolkit

December 16, 2014

This DoD ESI web-based Best Value Toolkit provides a simple roadmap to guide DoD IT buyers through available ESI resources to ensure they obtain Best Value on behalf of the government for common ...

TAGS: COTS, ELA, Training

IT Virtualization Technology and its Impact on Software Contract Terms - White Paper

July 18, 2014

This paper provides a good foundation for any DoD software acquisition personnel facing the prospect of dealing with virtualized computing environments - particularly off-site virtualization. It ...


Guidelines for Negotiating Warranties for COTS Software Products - White Paper

September 30, 2013

The purpose of this white paper is to educate readers on key aspects of Commercial-Off-the-Shelf (COTS) software warranties.The executive summary addresses topics of interest to government executives ...

TAGS: COTS, Training

Software License Considerations for Third Party Software - White Paper

July 18, 2013

This paper provides insight and guidance when licensing commercial software from one party that may contain code that belongs to a third party. It discusses options for dealing with the original ...


DFARS Subpart 212.2 - Special Requirements for the Acquisition of Commercial Items

June 29, 2012

This Subpart describes the authorization process for use of time-and-materials and labor-hour contracts for the acquisition of commercial items. DFARS Subpart 212.2


DFARS Subpart 239.1 - General

July 15, 2009

See Subpart 208.74 when acquiring commercial software or software maintenance. See 227.7202 for policy on the acquisition of commercial computer software and commercial computer software ...