GSA signs SmartBuy deal for portfolio management software

The General Services Administration this week added portfolio management software to its growing list of enterprise license agreements.

The agency signed a SmartBuy agreement with ProSight Inc. of Portland, Ore., for its Project Portfolio management titles, including ProSight Portfolios and FASTrack. GSA ranked ProSight 20th out of the top 25 software vendors, and it now has enterprise agreements with five of the top 25.

Tom Kireilis, SmartBuy's senior program manager, said the agreement for ProSight licenses and maintenance was signed by the Army's Small Computer Program and Army Contracting Agency. Other agencies also can buy from the contract, he said.

The Army's initial deal, worth $5 million, offers $2.3 million in cost avoidance, Kireilis said. The discount ranges from 8 percent to 39 percent off GSA's Federal Supply Service schedule prices, the Army said in a release. For maintenance, training and installation services, agencies would get discounts of 3 percent to 10 percent off schedule prices.

The Treasury Department is one of a handful of federal organizations that have enterprise agreements with ProSight, Kireilis said.

"This is niche software, and there aren't too many others in this market," he said. "It made sense for us to get a deal with ProSight. Much of the other portfolio management software is government-owned and customized."

The ProSight deal is the seventh SmartBuy agreement GSA signed and the third since January. GSA has not yet finalized an agreement with IBM Corp., Kireilis said.

"The deals with Oracle Corp. and for antivirus software got more companies knocking on the door," he said. "A lot of software publishers came to us for fear of being left behind."

Kireilis said there are more SmartBuy agreements in the works that GSA will announce in the next month or so, but he would not name them.

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