Commercial Off-the-Shelf Software (COTS)

​​​​​​​Updates to DoIT Statewide Contract webpages are in progress in response to the newly issued COMAR 21.05.13 Master Contracting regulations effective March 11, 2019. Agency buyers are advised t​​hat all PORFP, TORFP, and RFR awards, modifications, and option renewals valued over $200K now require BPW approval. Please refer to ​ITPO Memo​ issued March 22, 2019 for additional information.​​

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Blanket Purchase Order (BPO) Number: 060B2490021

All cloud based software solutions including but not limited to Software-as-a-service (SaaS), Platform-as-a-service (PaaS), Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), or any other cloud hosted software solution is EXCLUDED from the Commercial Off-the-Shelf Software (COTS); Master Contract BPO # 060B2490021.

The COTS contract is NOT the appropriate contract vehicle for purchasing cloud based software.
The COTS contract does not contain the appropriate scope, functional areas and flow-down provisions for cloud based software products and services. State agencies are responsible for verification with their internal customers that the solution being purchased is COTS and not a cloud based solution prior to issuing any PORFP.
This statewide contract vehicle permits agencies to procure the following:

Listed on this page are more documents that explain how to use the Software Contract.

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