ELAs are service component specific unless identified as a Joint effort with other DOD components. All ELAs vary on who ordering is open to, how to order, and period of performance.
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Minitab ELA (CAC Login Required)
(The Minitab ELA is currently open to...)
VMWare ELA (CAC Login Required)
Oracle Java ELA (CAC Login Required)
CA ELA III (CAC Login Required)
(All DOD and Federal)
BMC ELA III (CAC Login Required)
PEO EIS and AMC Oracle ELA-M3 (CAC Login Required)
(PEO EIS and AMC)
Cisco Software / SWSS EA (CAC Login Required)
SAP-12 Month Agreement (CAC Login Required)
Veritas ELA (CAC Login Required)
JELAs are a joint effort with other DOD components. All JELAs vary on who ordering is open to, how to order, and period of performance.
Adobe JELA-II (CAC Login Required)
(Army, Air Force, DISA, DHA, Joint...)
Cisco JELA II (CAC Login Required)
Microsoft JELA III BPA (CAC Login Required)
The DOD Enterprise Software Initiative (ESI) is an official DOD initiative sponsored by the DOD Chief Information Officer (CIO) to lead in the establishment and management of enterprise COTS IT agreements, assets, and policies. DOD ESI lowers the total cost of ownership across the DOD, Coast Guard and Intelligence Communities for commercial software, IT hardware, and services.
The scope of the Information Technology Enterprise Solutions – Software 2 (ITES-SW2) includes COTS IT software products in the following 14 catalogs: Audio & Visual, Business & Finance, Communication, Database, Education, Internet, Modeling & Simulation, Multimedia & Design, NetOps, Office Suite, Operating Systems, Programming & Development, IT Utility & Security, and Specialized. ITES-SW2 also allows customers to fulfill a total solution requirement by adding related incidental services and/or hardware.
Ordering Open To: Army, DoD and other Federal Agencies
Ordering Instructions: Requests for software under ITES-SW2 are submitted via the CHESS RFQ or RA tools. The ITES-SW2 contracts are the Army’s mandatory source for the purchase of COTS IT software products. Army customers must follow the software order of precedence which is: Joint Enterprise License Agreements (JELAs), Enterprise License Agreements (ELAs) and Core Enterprise Technology Agreements (CETAs), first. Then, depending on their acquisition strategy, Army customers may utilize the ITES-SW2 contracts or DoD Enterprise Software Initiative (ESI) Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs). Customers must obtain a Statement of Non-availability from CHESS and/or an ITAS Approval from the HQDA G-6 if they wish to purchase outside of CHESS. Note that purchasing from an ELA or DOD ESI is considered purchasing through CHESS. See the CHESS FAQ page for further information.
Ready to order? Yes (Go To Request for Quote)
Prior to requesting a statement of non-availability customers MUST determine if CHESS contracts can provide the required IT products. If a product is not available from CHESS because it has not been approved for use on the Army network by the US Army Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM), the statement of non-availability to purchase that product elsewhere does not authorize its use on the Army network. Before requesting a statement of non-availability you MUST verify that your product is not on a CHESS contractor DOD Enterprise License Agreement (ELA). A statement of non-availability cannot be processed without this verification. You may obtain verification by following the methods described (in the statement of non-availability request area) below:
Important Note Regarding Information Assurance (IA) Products: Verify that your product and version is listed on the DOD Unified Capabilities Approved Product List (DOD UC APL). For Information Assurance (IA) or IA enabled products not listed on the UC APL contact the HQDA CIO/G-6 Cyber Directorate Tools Management Team at ArmyIATools@conus.army.mil for additional guidance prior to requesting a CHESS Statement of Non-Availability.
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