Develop RFPs that Ease Procurement
Procurement Considerations for Next-Generation Networks. (PDF - 769 KB)
Contracts, Grants, and Cisco Capital Financing
Government procurement requires that purchasers navigate a complex process. Cisco offers a number of avenues and programs to assist government agencies and educational institutions with the government procurement process for Cisco products and services.
Government Procurement: Contracts
Government Procurement: Cisco Capital Financing for Public Sector
Cisco Capital Financing for government bridges the gap between technology requirements and budget availability. It offers various finance and leasing programs to assist state and local entities with government procurement.
The Cisco Capital Budget Optimizer Program allows public sector customers to take full advantage of every last budget dollar before it is lost at the end of a fiscal year. Cisco Capital can structure a government procurement payment schedule that uses remaining funds as an initial payment-whether large or small. If customers want to use remaining budgets before they disappear, they can provide a larger initial payment and benefit from reduced, future fiscal year payments for the remaining finance term. Or, if funds are running low, they can provide a small initial payment and spread the remaining costs over the remainder of the term.
Designed specifically to meet the government procurement needs of our public sector customers, the Cisco Capital Payment Deferral Options program helps state and local governments bridge the budget gap. With this program you can get the Cisco technology you need now, and pay later. There is no more waiting until the next fiscal year to make the infrastructure improvements you need today. And, for a limited time, Cisco will even waive the interest costs for the first 90 days.
Through the Cisco Capital Payment Plan Program for Cisco Services, the acquisition of services is more affordable than ever with an aggressive finance rate of 4.25 percent. This below-market rate is available on most subscription-based, multi-year service contracts. Public Sector customers can lock in multiple years of services at today's price, thereby avoiding future price and rate increases.
Government Procurement: Cisco Small Business Development Program
The Cisco Small Business Development Program is chartered with the objective to help enable and support our customers' technology needs. It assists agencies with government procurement through the following benefits:
- Consult with highly qualified Cisco small business partners on technology needs
- Work with small business partners during consultation, design, delivery, installation, and maintenance stages of small or large scale projects
- Request a collaborative "one team" of dedicated account managers and engineers from small businesses and Cisco
- Access niche technology expertise for custom projects
- Stay updated on announcements and news regarding federal small business activity, and enjoy interaction with a vibrant community of Cisco small business partners
To obtain more information on how you can get involved with the Cisco Small Business Development Program, please contact your dedicated account manager or email FedSmallBiz@external.cisco.com.
Government Procurement: E-Rate Financing Program
Administered by the Schools and Libraries Division of the Universal Service Administrative Company, E-rate is a federally funded program designed to help ensure that K-12 schools and public libraries have access to the Internet. It provides financing and technology insights to meet government procurement needs.
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