NASPO ValuePoint Computer Equipment Contract #MNWNC-105

Computer Equipment Master Agreement

Get the latest information and access documents related to the NVP Computer Equipment Master Agreement #MNWNC-105 based on Solicitation #19512.

Computer Equipment Master Agreement

Awarded Band Category: Servers and Related Peripherals and Services

Cisco was awarded contract #MNWNC-105 pursuant to RFP Solicitation #19512 under the Server category (Band #4). Get status updates, information and documents on Cisco's Master Agreement and Participating Addendums.

Term: April 1, 2015 - March 31, 2019 (36 month extension option)

Please click a state on the map or choose form the drop-down list below it to view details and status of the NASPO ValuePoint Computer Equipment Contract in that state.

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NASPO ValuePoint Cooperative Purchasing Organization

The NASPO ValuePoint Cooperative Purchasing Organization (formerly WSCA-NASPO) provides the highest standard of excellence in public cooperative contracting. By leveraging the leadership and expertise of all states with the purchasing power of their public entities, NASPO ValuePoint delivers best value, reliable, competitively sourced contracts.

Since 1993 NASPO ValuePoint has been the cooperative purchasing arm of NASPO (the National Association of State Procurement Officials) encouraging, fostering and guiding the nation's most significant public contract cooperative. NASPO ValuePoint is a unified, nationally focused cooperative aggregating the demand of all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the organized US territories, their political subdivisions and other eligible entities spurring best value, innovation and competition in the marketplace.

All authorized governmental entities in any state are welcome to use NASPO ValuePoint cooperative contracts with the approval of that state's State Chief Procurement Official. Cooperative purchasing benefits states as well as cities, counties, public schools, institutions of higher education and other eligible entities.

Get answers to questions frequently asked about NASPO ValuePoint. Click here

Who can use NASPO ValuePoint contracts?

All governmental entities within a state are generally eligible to use NASPO ValuePoint contracts, if the governmental entity has the legal authority to use their home state's contracts. If you are not sure, check with either your home state's Chief Procurement Official or contact Andy Doran, IT Acquisition Supervisor, Email: Icon.

Please check back in the near future for a list of Participating States under the Cisco NASPO ValuePoint Minnesota Computer Equipment Master Agreement contract.

Getting Started with NASPO ValuePoint - Requesting to Execute a Participating Addendum with Cisco

For NASPO ValuePoint Member States and Territories:

  1. To request a Participating Addendum Template, please send email to NASPO ValuePoint CE HelpEmail Icon

    For Political Subdivisions: If your State does not have a Participating Addendum with Cisco and does not plan to execute one, but your agency or entity wishes to use Cisco's NASPO ValuePoint Minnesota Computer Equipment Master Agreement please do the following:

  2. Your Procurement Director must obtain prior written approval from your State's Chief Procurement Officer in order to participate under the terms of Cisco's NASPO ValuePoint Minnesota Computer Equipment Master Agreement. Ask that your State's Chief Procurement Officer forward the written approval to 1) Andy Doran, IT Acquisition Supervisor at Icon.
  3. NASPO ValuePoint Cooperative Development Coordinator and ii) contact us at NASPO ValuePoint CE HelpEmail Icon.Cisco will then review your request and will get back to you accordingly.

Please be advised that it is Cisco's preference to hold a Participating Addendum at the State level so that all eligible public sector entities within the State can use the procurement vehicle. However, Cisco will consider all requests by individual entities and respond accordingly.


Contract Term:

Start Date: April 1, 2015

End Date: March 31, 2018

Renewals options: 36 Month Extension

Overview of Products, Services, and Peripherals Offered

Under the Band 4 - Servers category, Cisco is pleased to offer its portfolio of Server/Unified Computing System products, technical and advanced services, and related peripherals. Below is a summary of each of our offerings included in our proposal.

Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) Products

Cisco UCS and servers unified computing, networking, management, virtualization, and storage access into a single integrated architecture. This unique architecture enables end-to-end server visibility, management, and control in both bare metal and virtual environments. Included in our response are the following: UCS Servers, UCS Server and Systems Management, Fabric Interconnects and Fabric Extenders, Server I/O Adapters, Storage Accelerators and GPUs, Blade Servers for Routers, Rack, and Power Infrastructure. In addition, as Cisco adds additional server products to its portfolio, we are pleased to include those offerings as well.

Technical and Advanced Service Offerings

Cisco is pleased to offer its portfolio of Advanced Services, Technical Support/Maintenance Services. Depending on the service selected, they are purchased as a subscription, fixed price, or with a statement of work.

Related Peripherals

  • Fibre Channel Switching, Fibre Channel over Ethernet, and Related Services:
    Cisco Unified Fabric consolidates separate LAN, SAN, and server cluster network environments into a single unified network. Multi-hop FCoE support in Cisco storage networks lets you mix and match Fibre Channel and FCoE anywhere in a SAN with the same scalability and management tools regardless of the protocol mix.
  • Security Products and Related Services:
    To provide customers with flexibility for securing their data center servers, Cisco is pleased to offer its portfolio of networking switches and related services as peripherals under the contract.
  • Switching Products and Related Services:
    To provide customers with flexibility for integration into network infrastructure, Cisco is pleased to offer its portfolio of networking switches and related services as peripherals under the contract.
  • Routing Products and Related Services:
    To provide customers with flexibility for integration into network infrastructure, Cisco is pleased to offer its portfolio of routers and related services as peripherals under the contract.
  • Wireless Products and Related Services:
    To provide customers with flexibility for integration into network infrastructure, Cisco is pleased to offer its portfolio of wireless products and related services as peripherals under the contract.
  • Third Party Products - Subject to WSCA NASPO Minnesota's approval, Cisco may from time to time provide approved third-party products as part of its solutions under the awarded category.

Please refer to your State's respective Participating Addendum to confirm the authorized product and services in scope for purchase.

Pricing and Discounts

Contract pricing is benchmarked to Cisco's current US Availability Global Price List as updated during the contract term. Minimum contract discounts off the Cisco US Availability Global Price List have been established for eligible purchasers. The minimum discounts offered by Cisco is firm for the contract term. However, additional incremental discounts may be offered during the term by Cisco Authorized Resellers in addition to the minimum, guaranteed discounts offered by Cisco.

Please refer to the Exhibit B for further details on minimum contract discounts.

Product Discount: 35%

Additional Discounts - Request a quote for discounts on bulk/volume purchases.

Additional, incremental discounts may be provided by Cisco's authorized partners at the transaction level based on a variety of factors such as volume, technology, deal/opportunity size and/or multi-year purchases (i.e. qualification for leasing arrangements).

Service Discount:

Cisco SMARTnet Discount % (Government) Discount % (Education)
1-Year Contract 10% 25%
3-Year Prepaid Contract* 17% 28%
5-Year Prepaid Contract* 21% 30%

Other Cisco Technical/Maintenance Services Discount: 10%

Partner NTE Hourly Rates:

Rate Type NTE Hourly Rate*
Onsite Hourly Rate $500.00
Remote Hourly Rate $425.00

Cisco Learning Credits:

Part Number Credits Price (USD) Discount %
TRN-CLC-000 10 $1,000 0%
TRN-CLC-001 100 $10,000 0%
TRN-CLC-002 500 $50,000 0%
TRN-CLC-003 1500 $150,000 0%

Partner Services: Basic installation, configuration, project management, staging/deployment and/or asset tagging (as applicable) are available through many of Cisco's authorized partners at Not-to-Exceed rates:

Partner Services Onsite NTE Amount/Hour* Remote NTE Amount/Hour**
NTE Amount $500.00 $425.00

*Onsite NTE Amount/Hour: Customer Premise Labor Rates Not To Exceed Hourly

**Remote NTE Amount/Hour: Vendor Premise Labor Rates Not To Exceed Hourly

NOTE: The hourly rates provided for Cisco Services are Not-To-Exceed (NTE) rates. Individual hours, or blocks of hours, may not be purchased separately. Cisco will use these rates to determine the total fixed price of a customer-approved Statement of Work (SOW) with specific deliverables. For "Partner Services", please contact the authorized resellers directly for their rates. They are authorized to only provide Basic Installation and Configuration services (i.e. rack and stack work, installation of purchased Cisco equipment, etc.) under this Cisco NVP Value Point Computer Equipment Master Agreement #MNWMC-105.

Cisco Learning Credits: Available for purchase @ $100 per credit. Also, Cisco's authorized partners may provide customized training. Call authorized partners for quote.

General Consulting/Professional Services by Cisco (i.e. Advanced Services): Not-to-exceed rates as provided along with how to procure details as set forth in Tables 3 and 4 of Cisco's Cost Proposal which are posted on the contract vendor website. Call Cisco's authorized partners for quote - they will coordinate with Cisco Services on Statement of Work (SOW) and pricing.

Shipping and Delivery

Shipping terms are FOB Destination. Shipping and handling charges are prepaid by Cisco (Contractor) and/or Authorized Cisco Resellers (Subcontractors) and are included in the net price. All freight charges are included in the cost of the equipment quoted to Authorized Purchaser. No additional freight charges shall be added or itemized on invoices. Title and risk of loss shall pass to Customer upon delivery. Exhibit B, Section 13

Authorized Cisco Resellers

Cisco has authorized certain Cisco qualified resellers to resell Cisco Products and Services under this buying vehicle. Prequalified resellers are authorized to directly take orders from authorized purchasers as well as invoice and receive payment under this contract.

Click here to obtain contact information for the authorized resellers in your area.

Updated as of 7/15/2019

Participating Addendum Status

Area State Status State Contact
West California Executed PA Julie Matthews
East Florida Executed PA Christopher McMullen
East New Jersey Executed PA Toni Bushelli
West North Dakota Executed PA Tricia Opp
East Tennessee Executed PA Josh Gaddy
West Wyoming Executed PA Mandy Gershmel

Participating Addendum STATUS KEY

KEY Details
Begun Review State is reviewing new Master Agreement and PA Template
Draft PA Cisco or State has begun drafting or drafted unique State terms and conditions on PA Template
Negotiating PA Cisco & State are actively negotiating PA terms and conditions
Executed PA Cisco and State have fully executed PA

Updated as of 7/15/2019

The Partner Onboarding Process is an extensive process that typically takes several weeks to complete from start to finish before Partners are Authorized to Sell. There are several steps that are taken to ensure fair evaluation of all interested Resellers and as such, please note, the "Estimated Time Frame" is dependent upon several variables that could affect the estimated date. Please check back regularly as any changes to the Estimated Time Frame will be updated on the table below:

Area State Est. Timeframe for
Next Round
# of Slots
Due Date
Status Additional
West California N/A N/A Not Currently Onboarding Not Currently Onboarding  
East Florida N/A N/A Not Currently Onboarding Not Currently Onboarding  
East New Jersey N/A N/A Not Currently Onboarding Not Currently Onboarding  
West North Dakota May-2019 TBD TBD Internal Prep
East Tennessee May-2019 2 05/29/2019 Application  
Wyoming Wyoming Dec-2018 2 11/9/2018 Not Currently Onboarding 2 Onboarded 04/19;


Partner Onboarding STATUS KEY

KEY Details
Pending Executed PA Cisco is still in negotiations with the State on the Participating Addendum and cannot begin onboarding activities until the PA is executed
Internal Prep Participating Addendum has been executed and CMO is working with the State and Cisco Sales team to determine the selection criteria.
Application Application has been sent out to Partners; pending Partner Submissions; or submissions are being reviewed and finalized for final Partner Selection.
Selection Final Partners selected and sent to the State for review and final approval. Partners will be notified only after approval has been received from the State to proceed.
Administrative Selected Partners must pass all Legal and Financial due diligence checks; complete all Cisco and State required paperwork and requirements; and execute a USPSS.
Authorized to Sell Selected Partners have completed all administrative onboarding requirements, has been or will shortly be published on the Website as an Authorized Reseller, and has received the official Cisco notice that they are Authorized to Sell.


Partner Onboarding Process

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