These guidelines outline agency procedures for initiating and executing a Purchase Order Request for Proposals (PORFP) under the COTS Software Master Contract. This process applies to purchases under the following Functional Areas (FA):
A purchase under FA II is only allowed in conjunction with a purchase under FA I and/or FA III. General procurement questions should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
100 Community Place, Crownsville, MD 21032
300-301 West Preston Street, Baltimore MD 21201
410-697-9700 - Dial 7-1-1 to place a call through Maryland Relay