Encore IITask Area 19 – Software

This task area provides for acquisition of software including, but not limited to, applications, operating systems and licenses. The contractor shall provide a complete solution for all software including any component necessary for integration. For large or ongoing programs, where multiple purchases of software are made, typically the latest software version is installed, however the software being delivered must be of the identical version control numbers unless the Government agrees that mixed versions are acceptable. In accordance with the provisions of FAR 51.1 Contractor Use of Government Supply Sources, the Contracting Officer has determined it is in the best interests of the Government for contractors to use General Services Administration (GSA) schedules as sources of supply. Purchases other than through use of the GSA schedules shall be justified and such justification shall be documented for review as a part of the contractor's purchasing system reviews. Further, in accordance with Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) 208.7400, the Enterprise Software Agreements (ESA) established by DoD using Basic Purchasing Agreements competitively awarded off the GSA schedules shall be used to the fullest extent possible.