NITAAC Government-Wide Strategic Solutions (NITAAC GSS) is one of the three preferred Office of Management and Budget (OMB) sources for federal agencies looking to obtain desktops, laptops, monitors and hardware at a competitive price.
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Desktop and laptop configurations

NITAAC has established a catalog of desktop and laptop configurations that meet the OMB standard specifications. By logging into NITAAC’s e-GOS, customers may review the offerings. All major brands are represented with a wide variety of available models.


Notable updates for GSS version 8

All GSS V8 systems (except for Thin/Zero Clients) ship with Windows 10 unless the ordering official chooses the option to ship with Windows 11. All systems must be compatible with Windows 11 except for Thin/Zero Clients. The EPEAT requirements have been updated to Gold for all GSS V8 systems except for Zero Clients. In addition to the 3-year standard manufacturer warranty (with options for 4, 5 years), optional warranties have been added for variations beyond the standard warranty that is included with GSS systems.

New this year is GSS Q&A for Contracting Officers. The document provides a quick understanding for how contracting officers, specialists and programs can consider and approach GSS purchases.

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Here's how to order

NITAAC GSS makes COTS IT equipment procurement as easy as the click of a button. Placing an order in e-GOS is easy. To start your order, download a copy of the NITAAC GSS Ordering Guide and download a copy of the OMB version you need to meet for your order.

GSS supports the ordering of standard laptops and desktops in accordance with the Office of Management and Budget’s Category Managements Policy 15-1. From e-GOS you can view standard configurations and prices on product offerings from our Contract Holders. Simply compare the configurations, select the ones that meet your requirement and follow the NITAAC GSS Ordering Guide instructions to complete your order.

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The NITAAC difference

The Federal Government spends over $50 billion a year on hardware, telecommunications, information technology (IT) security and IT professional services through tens of thousands of contracts, task orders and delivery orders.

The Category Management Leadership Council (CMLC) has taken steps to improve the acquisition and management of common IT goods and services to drive greater performance, efficiencies and savings, starting with laptops and desktops — eventually encompassing other areas such as cloud services and cybersecurity.

NITAAC is pleased to serve as one of three Best in Class sources for purchasing laptops and desktops for federal agencies per memo M-16-02 issued on October 16, 2015. See the OMB Category Management policy memo and FAQs for more detailed information.

NITAAC delivers quality IT equipment at competitive rates. In fact, federal agencies who use NITAAC realize dramatic savings when purchasing Commercial off the Shelf (COTS) IT products. Using NITAAC allows federal agencies to reduce the administrative cost of establishing their own IT contracts and leverage the buying power of civilian agencies for laptops and desktops. The more federal agencies participate, the greater the overall savings. Agencies get the same low price regardless of the quantities ordered. Through NITAAC Government-Wide Strategic Solutions, federal agencies can or will realize dramatic savings when purchasing COTS IT products.

NITAAC is constantly exploring ways to help agencies eliminate redundancies, increase efficiencies and deliver more value and savings from our Government-Wide Acquisition Contracts (GWACs).

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