NPS-GIS Data and Information Government-ESRI SmartBuy
What is the SmartBuy?
In a nutshell the Government SmartBuy program for ESRI software and maintenance is a 5-year contract (through FY'08) covering the federal government. DOI's presents is represented at (Source www.doi.gov/bureaus.html).
What is on the Federal Government/DOI-ESRI SmartBuy?
The site license software is for ArcGIS ArcInfo. License(s) include the following extensions: 3D Analyst, ArcScan, ArcStorm, COGO, Editor, Geostatistical Analyst, GRID, NETWORK, Publisher, Spatial Analyst, StreetMap USA, Survey Analyst, TiffLZW, TIN, and ArcPress for ArcGIS. (Legacy) Upgrades from ArcView 3.0-3.3 to 3.x and ArcGIS ArcView are covered under the SmartBuy.
There are also limited (Capped) quantities of software and services covered under the SmartBuy. They include ArcPad, ArcPad Application Builder, Tracking Analyst, and ESRI User Conference Passes. For a detailed breakdown see the USGS BPA capped software page.
How to obtain Software, Hardware Key, and Key-Code License file covered under the SmartBuy
All SmartBuy software, data, and online documentation media (excluding hardcopy manuals) will be distributed through the NPS Regional GIS Coordinators. They will approve use of and distribute media (CD Media and Hardware-Sentinel Keys) and licenses.
There are four configurations for licensing of ArcGIS (see table below).
NOTE: This process changed as of January, 2007.
Who do I call if I need help with ESRI software (installing etc.)?
The NPS has 15 Bureau Central Support sites (BCS). They provide Tier One support to the NPS user community including the following:
FAQ's and other sources for ESRI Help will be posted as available (including Hardware specifications).
How to buy Software not listed on the SmartBuy?
Software and services not identified in the SmartBuy can still be ordered through the same process as prior to the SmartBuy (e.g., cut a DI-1 and send to David Duran who will forward on to ESRI). This includes how to buy training, Professional Services, etc.
The major exceptions to the process are: new orders will receive 50% off software and 10% off training the GSA schedule while the current TIA applies then follow the table below for additional discounts for IDIQ (Indefinite Quantity/Indefinite Delivery).
The SmartBuy does not allow any software licenses to be transferred from an NPS entity to a non-NPS entity. Contractors or cooperators that are performing NPS projects or work under an official agreement, partnership, or contract may use an NPS software license. The license must remain under the control of the NPS and returned to the NPS when the project is finished. If possible, contractors or cooperators should buy their own license(s).