VMware Convenience Pricing Program

In early January of 2019, The Quilt will be issuing a new RFP for a VMware and Related Offerings Distribution Partner. The goal of this RFP effort is to identify a distribution partner that recognizes and appreciates the wealth of opportunities that exist through a constructive partnership with The Quilt and the research and education networking community.  A Quilt selected distribution partner will provide world-class customer support and partner in the delivery of VMware and related offerings for Quilt members and their member institutions throughout the country. 

In preparation for the RFP, The Quilt is issuing an RFI to better understand VMware and it’s related offerings. To view this RFI, CLICK HERE

The announcement for the 2019 RFP will be found here soon. Please continue to visit this space.

Program History

The Quilt has a successful history of leveraging the collective purchasing power of its membership and authorized member institutions to purchase advanced networking technology and services at a lower cost.  VMware is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility. In an effort to leverage its buying power for improved pricing for VMware, our Quilt community issued its first Request for Proposals (RFP) in August of 2015 to select a distribution partner for a Quilt community consortium-based pricing program.  

As a result of this public bid process, Carahsoft was selected as the distribution partner for a Quilt-VMware consortium pricing program. 

Additional Program Resources

Further Questions about this program can be directed to:

Jennifer Griffin
Program Manager, The Quilt
griffin@thequilt.net