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Software Buyer's Checklist

March 08, 2018

This checklist was compiled to provide a standardized set of steps to follow when using the DoD ESI Enterprise Software Agreements (ESAs) and Enterprise License Agreements (ELAs). It is not an exhaustive list and it should not be the only tool used to determine compliance with DoD acquisition regulations. It is a checklist to use as a starting point and not to replace individual Procurement Office’s guidance.

Software Buyer's Checklist

TAGS: Training

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, templates, and methodologies to aid Programs in forming the acquisition team, reviewing current strategies, performing market research, defining requirements, developing and executing an acquisition strategy, and managing performance throughout from contact award through close-out.

This toolkit develops common standards in practices and contracting techniques that will drive greater transparency in acquisition performance, improve data analysis, and leverage private sector and government best practices. It serves as a training clearinghouse and toolbox to enable agile approaches to technology acquisitions that will facilitate continual customer testing of creative contractor ideas.

TAGS: COTS, Training

Software License Negotiations Support Proves Valuable

September 12, 2016

This article provides information on how DoD ESI is on the leading edge of trends in the software licensing world and the impacts they have on the Government.

TAGS: Other News, About ESI, Training

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 you are looking for or have any other comments, please contact us through "Ask an Expert".

TAGS: COTS, Training

DoD ESI Website Roadmap

August 30, 2016

The purpose of this Roadmap is to help DoD ESI customers understand the general overview of the website and the agreement presentation flow. 

TAGS: Training

DoD ESI Education, Support, and Tools Portfolio Brochure

May 17, 2016

This brochure provides a visual mapping of the tools and resources available on the DoD ESI Website.

TAGS: About ESI, Training

Software Maintenance Cost Tracking Guide

May 16, 2016

Due to the significant and increasing costs for annual software maintenance, this Cost Tracking Guide, in combination with its accompanying Excel Workbook, provides the reader a roadmap to identify, manage, and document Software Maintenance spending by capturing data. This information is then analyzed so that spending may be addressed from many different views, with the goal of potentially reducing these costs.

Software Maintenance Cost Tracking Guide

Software Maintenance Cost Management Tool (Workbook)

TAGS: Training

Commercial Perspective on Software Intellectual Property Ownership Rights - White Paper

April 13, 2016

This paper will share the commercial buyer's perspective to answer the question of who should own the intellectual property (IP) rights to commercial software, derivative works in a commercial software application, and custom developed software.

TAGS: Training

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 concerns, present recommendations for managing those concerns and encourage further research or discussions with legal counsel.

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 be addressed in a negotiation, to initiate and document negotiations with software publishers, and reduce risk of wasteful spending, disruption to Government operations, and vulnerability to lawsuits, claims, and penalties. This tool will also help contracting officers rationalize their positions using objective methods.

For more information and instructions regarding the Software License Risk Assessment Tool, please see our three associated Training Videos, starting with Part 1, at http://www.esi.mil/contentview.aspx?id=672

TAGS: COTS, ELA, Training

DoD ESI Ordering Roadmap

September 17, 2015

The purpose of this Roadmap is to help DoD ESI customers understand the process required to place an order using DoD ESI Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs).

TAGS: Other News, Enterprise License, Contract Management, Training

Software Acquisition Benchmarking - White Paper

September 13, 2015

This document will focus on Software Price Benchmarking and will address the process, tasks and resources required to perform Software Price Benchmarking in the current DoD environment. It will also discuss how acquisition professionals must rely on their individual efforts to perform benchmarking as no automated tools or processes exist.

TAGS: Training

How to Order Software Using DoD ESI Contract Vehicles - White Paper

May 19, 2015

This white paper describes the process buyers should follow once they have determined to fulfill their requirement through the DoD ESI Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs). It is important to note that ESI does not dictate the products or services to be acquired.

TAGS: Other News, Contract Management, Training

Monthly Webinar Training Materials

May 14, 2015

Those interested in obtaining training materials used during our monthly Webinars may download them below.

TAGS: Training

COTS Software Training Materials

April 21, 2015

DoD ESI’s Educational Series offers robust training comprised of information from all DoD ESI resources to ensure consistency across all components. The series benefits DoD IT buying community—SPMs and KOs within DoD ESI and Program Managers across the DoD—as well as ordering offices.

TAGS: Training

Software as a Service (SaaS) Toolkit

December 16, 2014

Software as a Service (SaaS) is an emerging software delivery model in the commercial industry and government enterprises. In order to educate DoD personnel on the basics of SaaS, DoD ESI developed the SaaS web-based toolkit which contains educational material on the SaaS delivery model, pricing, contracts, and analytical tools for DoD programs, contracts specialists, and interested personnel.

Launch SaaS Toolkit

TAGS: Training, Cloud

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 Commercial-off-the-Shelf (COTS) software acquisition scenarios. It presents commercial best practices combined with DoD ESI's many years of experience in commercial software acquisition in the DoD. It has been designed for use in a variety of situations - use as appropriate and customize its tools to fit your situation.

TAGS: COTS, ELA, Training

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 and procurement professionals responsible for drafting software license warranties.

TAGS: COTS, Training

Training

Assembling the Buyer's Team - Part 01

August 17, 2016

Assembling the Buyer's Team - Part 1

TAGS: Training

Assembling the Buyer's Team - Part 02

August 17, 2016

Assembling the Buyer's Team - Part 2

TAGS: Training

Service Level Agreements for Cloud & SaaS - Part 01

August 17, 2016

Service Level Agreements for Cloud & SaaS - Part 1

TAGS: Training

Service Level Agreements for Cloud & SaaS - Part 02

August 17, 2016

Service Level Agreements for Cloud & SaaS - Part 2

TAGS: Training

Key Clauses in Cloud SaaS Agreements - Part 02

August 17, 2016

Key Clauses in Cloud SaaS Agreements - Part 2

TAGS: Training

Key Clauses in Cloud SaaS Agreements - Part 01

August 17, 2016

Key Clauses in Cloud SaaS Agreements - Part 1

TAGS: Training

Using the Software Buyer's Guide

August 17, 2016

This instructional video discusses how to use the Software Buyer's Guide, which you may download below. It can also be found at http://www.esi.mil/contentview.aspx?id=741

TAGS: Training

DoD ESI: An Overview

June 14, 2016

This video provides a broad overview of DoD ESI, offers a look at its history, mission and milestones, and describes the benefits and tools it can offer Government agencies across the DoD to assist in acquiring Software, Hardware, and Services at pre-negotiated prices and Terms and Conditions to secure Billions of dollars in savings and cost-avoidance.

TAGS: About ESI, FAQ, Training

General Services Acquisition Regulation Class Deviation - Part 03

May 10, 2016

General Services Acquisition Regulation Class Deviation - Part 3

TAGS: ELA, Training

General Services Acquisition Regulation Class Deviation - Part 02

May 10, 2016

General Services Acquisition Regulation Class Deviation - Part 2

TAGS: ELA, Training

General Services Acquisition Regulation Class Deviation - Part 01

May 10, 2016

General Services Acquisition Regulation Class Deviation - Part 1

TAGS: ELA, Training

General Public Licenses for Open Source Software - Part 03

May 10, 2016

General Public Licenses for Open Source Software - Part 3

TAGS: ELA, Training

General Public Licenses for Open Source Software - Part 02

May 10, 2016

General Public Licenses for Open Source Software - Part 2

TAGS: ELA, Training

General Public Licenses for Open Source Software - Part 01

May 10, 2016

General Public Licenses for Open Source Software - Part 1

TAGS: ELA, Training

Product Listing and Requirements Fit

March 22, 2016

Product Listing and Requirements Fit

TAGS: ELA, Training

Source Code Escrow - Part 01

March 22, 2016

Source Code Escrow - Part 1

TAGS: ELA, Training

Source Code Escrow - Part 02

March 22, 2016

Source Code Escrow - Part 2

TAGS: ELA, Training

Risk Assessment Tool Introduction - Part 01

February 10, 2016

These videos provide guidance in using our new DoD ESI Software License Risk Assessment Tool available at http://www.esi.mil/contentview.aspx?id=675

After viewing Part 1, you may view the second video in this series, Risk Assessment Tool Introduction - Pt. 2

TAGS: Training

Risk Assessment Tool Introduction - Part 02

February 10, 2016

These videos provide guidance in using our new DoD ESI Software License Risk Assessment Tool available at http://www.esi.mil/contentview.aspx?id=675

After viewing Part 2, you may view the final video in this series, Risk Assessment Tool Introduction - Pt. 3

TAGS: Training

Risk Assessment Tool Introduction - Part 03

February 10, 2016

These videos provide guidance in using our new DoD ESI Software License Risk Assessment Tool available at http://www.esi.mil/contentview.aspx?id=675

TAGS: Training

Enterprise License Agreements - Part 01

January 26, 2016

Enterprise License Agreements - Part 1

TAGS: ELA, Training

Enterprise License Agreements - Part 02

January 26, 2016

Enterprise License Agreements - Part 2

TAGS: ELA, Training

Enterprise License Agreements - Part 03

January 26, 2016

Enterprise License Agreements - Part 3

TAGS: ELA, Training

Enterprise License Agreements - Part 04

January 26, 2016

Enterprise License Agreements - Part 4

TAGS: ELA, Training

How to Use the DoD ESI Website - Part 01

January 25, 2016

How to Use the DoD ESI Website - Part 1

TAGS: Web, Training

How to Use the DoD ESI Website - Part 02

January 25, 2016

How to Use the DoD ESI Website - Part 2

TAGS: Web, Training

How to Use the DoD ESI Website - Part 03

January 25, 2016

How to Use the DoD ESI Website - Part 3

TAGS: Web, Training

How to Use the DoD ESI Website - Part 04

January 25, 2016

How to Use the DoD ESI Website - Part 4

TAGS: Web, Training

Requirements - Part 01

July 09, 2015

Requirements - Part 1

TAGS: Training

Requirements - Part 02

July 09, 2015

Requirements - Part 2

TAGS: Training

Requirements - Part 03

July 09, 2015

Requirements - Part 3

TAGS: Training

Market Research - Part 01

June 17, 2015

Market Research - Part 1

TAGS: Training

Market Research - Part 02

June 17, 2015

Market Research - Part 2

TAGS: Training

Market Research - Part 03

June 17, 2015

Market Research - Part 3

TAGS: Training

Cloud Computing and Software as a Service

June 09, 2015

 

TAGS: Training, Cloud

Third Party and Open Source Software

June 09, 2015

Third Party and Open Source Software

TAGS: Training

Virtualization - Part 01

June 09, 2015

Virtualization - Part 1

TAGS: Training, Virtualization

Virtualization - Part 02

June 09, 2015

Virtualization - Part 2

TAGS: Training, Virtualization

End User License Agreements, Part 09 - General Provisions, Part 1

June 02, 2015

DoD ESI developed this video tutorial series to introduce viewers to End User License Agreements (EULAs) and covering key contractual clauses, such as license grants, pricing, warranty, and software maintenance.

TAGS: Training

End User License Agreements, Part 10 - General Provisions 2

June 02, 2015

DoD ESI developed this video tutorial series to introduce viewers to End User License Agreements (EULAs) and covering key contractual clauses, such as license grants, pricing, warranty, and software maintenance.

TAGS: Training

End User License Agreements, Part 11 - Structural Considerations 1

June 02, 2015

DoD ESI developed this video tutorial series to introduce viewers to End User License Agreements (EULAs) and covering key contractual clauses, such as license grants, pricing, warranty, and software maintenance.

TAGS: Training

End User License Agreements, Part 12 - Structural Considerations 2

June 02, 2015

DoD ESI developed this video tutorial series to introduce viewers to End User License Agreements (EULAs) and covering key contractual clauses, such as license grants, pricing, warranty, and software maintenance.

TAGS: Training

End User License Agreements, Part 01 - Overview

January 21, 2015

DoD ESI developed this video tutorial series to introduce viewers to End User License Agreements (EULAs) and covering key contractual clauses, such as license grants, pricing, warranty, and software maintenance.

TAGS: ELA, Training

End User License Agreements, Part 02 - License Grant

January 21, 2015

DoD ESI developed this video tutorial series to introduce viewers to End User License Agreements (EULAs) and covering key contractual clauses, such as license grants, pricing, warranty, and software maintenance.

TAGS: ELA, Training

End User License Agreements, Part 03 - Pricing 1

January 21, 2015

DoD ESI developed this video tutorial series to introduce viewers to End User License Agreements (EULAs) and covering key contractual clauses, such as license grants, pricing, warranty, and software maintenance.

TAGS: ELA, Training

End User License Agreements, Part 04 - Pricing 2

January 21, 2015

DoD ESI developed this video tutorial series to introduce viewers to End User License Agreements (EULAs) and covering key contractual clauses, such as license grants, pricing, warranty, and software maintenance.

TAGS: ELA, Training

End User License Agreements, Part 05 - Warranty 1

January 21, 2015

DoD ESI developed this video tutorial series to introduce viewers to End User License Agreements (EULAs) and covering key contractual clauses, such as license grants, pricing, warranty, and software maintenance.

TAGS: ELA, Training

End User License Agreements, Part 06 - Warranty 2

January 21, 2015

DoD ESI developed this video tutorial series to introduce viewers to End User License Agreements (EULAs) and covering key contractual clauses, such as license grants, pricing, warranty, and software maintenance.

TAGS: ELA, Training

End User License Agreements, Part 07 - Software Maintenance 1

January 21, 2015

DoD ESI developed this video tutorial series to introduce viewers to End User License Agreements (EULAs) and covering key contractual clauses, such as license grants, pricing, warranty, and software maintenance.

TAGS: ELA, Training

End User License Agreements, Part 08 - Software Maintenance 2

January 21, 2015

DoD ESI developed this video tutorial series to introduce viewers to End User License Agreements (EULAs) and covering key contractual clauses, such as license grants, pricing, warranty, and software maintenance.

TAGS: ELA, Training

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