SmartBUY Program Overview†
SmartBUY is a federal government procurement vehicle designed to promote effective enterprise level software management. By leveraging the government's immense buying power, SmartBUY can potentially save taxpayers millions of dollars through governmentwide aggregate buying of Commercial off the shelf (COTS) software products. Besides providing reduced prices and more favorable terms/conditions, the SmartBUY program assists agencies to achieve greater standardization, improved configuration management, and more robust IT security.
SmartBUY officially began June 2, 2003, with the issuance of OMB Memo (M-03-14), Reducing Cost and Improving Quality in Federal Purchases of Commercial Software . The SmartBUY Governance Model provides the framework for program operations.
Visit the SmartBUY Agreements page for a listing of all existing agreements.
SmartBUY establishes strategic enterprise agreements with software publishers (or resellers) via Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs). Software publishers/resellers interested in becoming a SmartBUY BPA holder should meet the general criteria found on the Vendor Partnerships page. Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) Notices are issued to publicize to the federal contracting community SmartBUY's intent to pursue BPAs in a specific software market category.
Please contact the SmartBUY Program Management Office for any additional information.
The shortcut to this page is www.gsa.gov/smartbuy.