Joint Enterprise Licensing Agreement (Jela)

The first JELA was awarded to Microsoft in January 2013. The $617 million agreement was designed to support the IT requirements of the Army, Air Force, and DefenseDISA Information Systems, including data center consolidation, cooperation, cybersecurity, mobility, and cloud computing. The three-year agreement, which covers nearly 75 percent of DoD staff, included Windows 8 Enterprise, Office Professional Plus 2013, and SharePoint Enterprise CAL 2013. At the time of the market announcement, the DoD said the agreement on the duration of the contract would result in cost savings of $100 million. As a defense ministry under budget pressure strives to improve efficiency and reduce costs, it is increasingly turning to joint enterprise licensing agreements known as AIL. Like the strategic purchasing model, a typical JELA brings together several dod organizations that bring together their requirements for a given project or service into a single agreement carefully tailored to all their needs. In March 2014, cdW-G, Adobe`s largest reseller, was awarded a JELA of $40.5 million over three years. The agreement was designed to enable the Army, Air Force and Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) to standardize Adobe Creative Cloud products (including Adobe Photoshop), Adobe Acrobat, and Adobe Experience Manager. Adobe and CDW-G worked on the contract with IT solutions provider Carahsoft. Nevertheless, the future prospects for other ILAs remain optimistic. “If we realize here, we want to build repeatable processes for the common environment,” Keith K. Nakasone, technical director of the DISA Procurement Directorate, said in the editorial white paper.

“For now, `Joint` is two or more. At some point, it will be DoD, but it`s a process under development. Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, receives $29,633,004 for delivery order N00019-19-F-2593 for a previously awarded base contract (N00019-15-G-0003). This order provides for the upgrade of Tomahawk Block IV test equipment, including the System Integration Laboratory, Air System Integration Laboratory, hot benches, automated flight test equipment and associated test equipment. The work is being done in Tucson, Arizona (74.90 percent); Carlsbad, California (4.36 percent); Denver, Colorado (2.55 percent); Englewood, Colorado (1.56 percent); Mosheim, Tennessee (1.37%); Scottsdale, Arizona (1.34 percent); Irvine, California (1.03 percent); North Sutton, New Hampshire (1.02%); and various sites within the continental United States (11.87 percent) and is expected to be completed in June 2021. The US$29,633,004 committed for the acquisition of weapons (Navy) in fiscal year 2019 is committed at the time of allocation, none of which expires at the end of the fiscal year. Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contractor. You can find information on justified courses at the following address: www.microsoft.com/licensing/software-assurance/default.aspx Carahsoft offers a wide choice of schedules, contracts and sales contracts that makes it quick and easy to get the solutions you need. But the path to future JPOs will not be unhindered. A setback occurred in March 2015 when DISA burned a US$1.6 billion JELA with VMware, after several competitors claimed the deal against them had been rigged. The proposed five-year virtualization technology contract between VMware and Heer, Marine, Luftwaffe, and DISA raised eyebrows almost from the start, as other vendors were effectively excluded from the bidding process.

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