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Navy Shore-Based Oracle Enterprise License Agreement
By CHIPS Magazine - January-March 2005
Navy Shore-Based Oracle Enterprise License Agreement provides significant benefits including substantial cost avoidance for the Department of the Navy

The Department of the Navy (DON) established a Navy Shore-Based Oracle Database Enterprise License Agreement that was implemented Oct. 1, 2004, and will be in effect through Sept.30, 2013, to provide Navy shore-based organizations the right to use the Oracle databases. This agreement is managed by the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center (SPAWARSYSCEN) San Diego DON Information Technology (IT) Umbrella Program Office.

This agreement consolidated existing and new Oracle Database software licenses and maintenance under a single contractual vehicle and procured the rights to use for authorized users. All DON shore-based General Fund and Working Capital activities are covered, with an exception of Marine Corps activities. Marine Corps activities are currently covered by a separate Marine Corps-wide Oracle database agreement.

Authorized users at covered activities include all Navy active duty, reserve and civilian shore-based billets not assigned to a ship. On-site and off-site contractors who access Navy systems for the purpose of supporting Navy shore-based operations are also covered.

The Navy Shore-Based Oracle Enterprise License Agreement provides significant benefits including substantial cost avoidance for the Department. It facilitates the goal of net-centric operations by allowing all shore personnel to access Oracle databases, permitting the sharing of authoritative data across the shore-based enterprise.

The agreement has a priced option that, if exercised, will enable the Department to extend these benefits to the afloat Navy. Activities covered by this agreement shall not enter into a separate Oracle database agreement to procure additional Oracle database licenses outside this agreement whenever Oracle is selected as the database. This prohibition includes software maintenance that is acquired:

a. as part of a system or system upgrade, including Application Specific Full Use (ASFU) licenses;
b. under a service contract;
c. under a contract or an agreement administered by another agency, such as an interagency agreement;
d. under a Federal Supply Schedule contract or blanket purchase agreement established in accordance with FAR 8.404(b)(4); or
e. by a contractor that is authorized to order from a government supply source pursuant to FAR 51.101.

This policy has been coordinated with the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Financial Management and Comptroller), Office of Budget.

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