DOD inks SmartBuy deal for WinZip

DOD inks SmartBuy deal for WinZip

The Army Contracting Agency and the Army Small Computer Program office this week struck a deal with Eyak Technology LLC that will let all federal agencies purchase WinZip software at 98.4 percent below retail price.

The Defense Department's Enterprise Software Initiative teamed with the General Services Administration's SmartBuy program to award the one-year contract with four one-year options to the Anchorage, Alaska, company. The deal is estimated to be worth $5 million over five years.

This is the first governmentwide deal negotiated by an agency other than GSA. DOD has been working on this contract since the spring. Click here for GCN coverage.

WinZip compresses large files to save storage and reduce e-mail transmission time. Eyak, an Alaskan native company that is part of the Small Business Administration's 8(a) business development program, will supply WinZip 9.0 for Microsoft Windows as well as upgrades and maintenance for two years after purchase.

The Army's Network Enterprise Technology Command placed the first task order against the contract for 45,000 Army users with delivery scheduled for February 2005.

This is the fourth governmentwide software license deal under the SmartBuy program and the ninth since March under the DOD program.

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