DoD ESI is an official initiative sponsored by the DoD Chief Information Officer (CIO) to manage the creation and management of off-the-shelf (COTS) commercial IT agreements, assets and policies. DoD ESI reduces total operating costs in the DoD, Coast Guard and Intelligence communities for commercial software, hardware and services. The five-year BPA can be commanded by DoD and related agencies worldwide and offers software, maintenance, support and training at Red Hat for DoD, Intelligence Communities and Coast Guard activities worldwide. The agreement will take effect until April 1, 2023 and includes a cap of $125 million. Carahsoft will support Red Hat`s lump sum purchase agreement using the capabilities of its enablement, distribution, marketing and contract management functions. In addition to other activities, the company will offer regular on-site training webcasts and training on contract terms, new software and updates, as well as a specific web resource for the contract and relevant information. Carahsoft Technology Corp. is the trusted Government IT Solutions Provider™. As a powerful holder of the GSA-Schedule and SEWP contracts, Carahsoft is the Master Government Aggregator for many of its top technology providers and supports a vast ecosystem of manufacturers, value-added resellers, system integrators and consulting partners committed to helping government authorities choose and implement the best solution for the best possible benefit. RESTON, Go. – May 30, 2018 – Carahsoft Technology Corp., the trusted Government Government Ible Solutions Provider™ announced today that the Department of Defense (DoD) has appointed Carahsoft as an intermediary for a company-wide enterprise contract on the U.S. Army Enterprise Software Initiative (ESI). As part of the agreement, Carahsoft will be the software and service distributor of Red Hat, Inc.
and will offer government customers and reseller partners the world`s best-performing open source solutions. “We are pleased to have received our third Red Hat ESI BPA in a row,” said Natalie Gregory, vice president of open source solutions at Carahsoft, who has been the government`s master aggregator and distributor for more than 13 years. “DoD continues to develop its implementation of Red Hat`s open-source technologies, which are safe, scalable and inexpensive. Red Hat`s solutions also prevent suppliers from being edgy, so they are the perfect complement to support unique mission needs, application cases and deployment changes for DoDs and our resellers. Red Hat solutions are instantly above Carahsoft GSA Schedule No.