NASA has launched a program to help government buyers confirm if an information technology product they want to procure through the Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement contract vehicle comes from an authorized reseller, Nextgov reported Monday.
The report said NASA aims to restrict certain SEWP contracts to authorized resellers and prevent non-authorized vendors from submitting quotes for certain products under the Established Authorized Reseller Program.
The program will also allow clients to choose whether to use authorized resellers, the report noted.
In 2014, NASA issued 56 contracts under the potential 10-year, $20 billion SEWP contract that covers IT products and services for the space agency’s centers and other federal government customers.
NASA also implemented a tool that works to help the agency locate authorized resellers in it database for each SEWP order.