Jump In: Work with Vendors to Obtain Federal-Friendly Terms of Service and Pricing
The federal government is one of the largest consumers of products and services in the United States. Yet, many agencies face tight budgets and firm guidelines that restrict the parameters under which agencies can use a product or service to complete projects. This presents an interesting opportunity and dilemma for agencies who want to procure new digital tools that do not have federal-friendly Terms of Service agreements or pricing plans.
Getting to yes does not have to be difficult. The process may take months, however, the rewards of yes, make the effort worth the endeavor. So if you have a digital tool that you want to use and there is no TOS or fed-pricing in place by the vendor, send an email, then pick up the phone to call the vendor and start working to Get to Yes by using the following resources:
- Webinar: Getting to Yes
- GSA’s model TOS
- HHS’ Guide to Negotiating a TOS
- Terms of Service Agreements at HHS
- Help of your agency TOS contact
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Content last reviewed on January 29, 2015