From: Smith, Darryl A. (NSSC-XD030)
Sent: Wednesday, December 03, 2008 9:25 AM
Subject: ODIN Catalog Product Pricing Instruction
For years, NASA civil servants have actively worked to get the best value for information technology (IT) products and services. Many have followed a "cost re-determination" process when the ODIN catalog price is greater than 15 percent of that of a tier-one vendor, such as Office Depot, CDWG, or PCMall. This instruction is being issued to formalize a "best practice" that has been in use for the past year.
NASA civil servants are encouraged to seek and identify lower costs for IT peripherals that do not require installation and maintenance support. Examples of such peripherals include track balls, monitors, video graphics cards, etc.
If you find IT peripherals that are priced 15 percent or more below the ODIN catalog price, then you should notify the delivery order contracting officer technical representative (DOCOTR) at your Center or submit a quote request to the ODIN vendor.
Click on http://insidenasa.nasa.gov/ocio/news/news_12-02-08-01.html for more information.
Darryl A. Smith, Ph.D.
NASA ODIN Program Manager (Acting)
Outsourcing Desktop Initiative for NASA
NASA Shared Service Center
Bldg 1111 Room 184H
Stennis Space Center, MS 39529
Phone: (228) 813-6388
Fax: (228) 813-6004
Email: Darryl.A.Smith@nasa.gov Website: http://www.odin.nasa.gov