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Government Contracts and Certifications

All federal agencies may purchase through government-wide contracts such GSA or NTIS contracts, which offer access to Blackboard’s software and services. However, many agencies have preferred contract vehicles, often with specially negotiated rates or terms. Other purchasing options may be available through your agency's account management team. Please contact us to learn more.

GSA Schedule

Blackboard Inc.’s GSA IT Schedule (Group 70 #GS-35F-0554M) is intended for federal government agencies. The Schedule reflects the entire range of Blackboard’s applications including general purpose commercial information technology equipment, software, services and hosting. GSA IT Schedule 70 Approved Vendor, Contract # GS-35F-0554M


The National Technical Information Service (NTIS) serves as the largest central resource for government-funded scientific, technical, engineering, and business-related information available today. Blackboard is a joint venture partner with NTIS, providing a wide range of products and solutions within the NTIS lines of business. NTIS-2346-2019


FedRAMP (in progress)

Blackboard is currently in the process of working through the FedRAMP requirements to bring our applications, SaaS deployment of Blackboard Learn and Blackboard Collaborate with the new Ultra experience in compliance with the new standards. We achieved formal recognition of in-process status via the Agency Authorization Path in August 2015 and expect to receive our first FedRAMP Authority to Operate in 2018. For more information, please contact a Blackboard representative.



Blackboard has achieved DIACAP (DoD Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process) certification in 2011 and was recertified in 2014.


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