The General Services Administration made several changes to three software-related special item numbers under the agency’s IT schedule 70 in an effort to keep up with marketplace demands.
Bill Zielinski, acting assistant commissioner of the GSA Office of Information Technology Category, noted in a blog post that the agency implemented the updates to better align IT schedule offerings with commercial software procurement procedures and streamline legal operations such as license transfers.
GSA revised SIN 132-32 to include software license definitions and differentiate software from software-as-a-service, which is covered by cloud SIN 132-40. The agency also renamed the software maintenance SIN 132-34 and added software identification and transferability terms to SIN 132-33 perpetual software licenses.
Other changes include revising commercial supplier agreements and including utilization limitations to SIN 132-32, -33 and -34 to cover ownership-related matters. Zielinski noted in his post that the SIN updates came as the federal acquisition community was leveraging legislation such as the 2015 Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act, the 2016 MEGABYTE Act and the Office of Management and Budget’s software licensing acquisition memo issued in the same year.