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Dialog CDs Available on a GSA Schedule B/C

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Dialog CDs Available on a GSA Schedule B/C

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A selected number of Dialog OnDisc CD-ROM databases are now available on a GSA schedule B/C, the U.S. federal government's preferred procurement vehicle for products and services related to the desktop PC environment. Dialog OnDisc products as well as the terms and conditions of Dialog's license agreement are included on the schedule.

This availability is the result of an agreement between Dialog and SMS Data Products Group, Inc. of Reston, Virginia, for Digital Data Library, Inc. to market the entire Dialog OnDisc CD-ROM product line to the U.S. government. According to James Geanakos, Jr., director of Marketing for Digital Data Library, Inc., a sister company of SMS, "Digital Data Library will market and promote those Dialog OnDisc products that are part of SMS Data Products Group's GSA schedule B/ C."

Anne DelVillano, Dialog's director of CD-ROM Sales and Marketing, welcomed the arrangement, noting that, "A General Services Administration (GSA) contract offers significant advantages to federal purchasers. It eliminates justification and comparison requirements for smaller purchases and avoids the lengthy RFP cycle for larger ones. Overall, it is the contracting vehicle of choice for non-requirement or program type procurement. …

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