Texas Signs Statewide Purchasing Contract With Autodesk

Wednesday, April 12, 2000
DLT Solutions Facilitates Ease of Procurement to Agencies

Herndon, VA, April 12, 2000 - Autodesk, Inc., and DLT Solutions today announced a one-year Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) with the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) for the purchasing of Autodesk products. The BPA recognizes Autodesk and DLT as Texas QISV (qualified information systems vendor) approved and requires Texas government CAD users to purchase Autodesk software solutions through the state contract (#P3938). Texas' local and municipal government agencies are also encouraged to purchase through the contract.  

The BPA unites Autodesk with the Texas DIR in an effort to create costs savings while delivering value to Texas' state agencies. The agreement first provides a streamlined vehicle for purchasing the world's leading PC design software and digital content creation tools. Secondly, it enables enhanced productivity through the use of products designed to facilitate automation and ease of use. The BPA also assures state agencies of other important benefits such as a special pricing and access to a national team of technical sales and marketing professionals coordinated through DLT Solutions.

Autodesk recently appointed DLT Solutions as their master government sales and marketing partner. Working with local Authorized Autodesk Resellers, DLT is able to deliver comprehensive solutions, product expertise, product configuration, best pricing and local support to Autodesk's Texas government customers.  

"I applaud Texas for the foresight to cut costs through the standardization of both their procurement processes and their technology," said Patrick Schutte, Autodesk Americas Channel Manager. "Through DLT, our master government partner, Texas government customers will benefit from expertise and easy access to Autodesk products that they need to achieve their goals."  

Since 1995, DLT Solutions, Inc. has been Autodesk's GSA Schedule Partner providing products and services to the Federal government. Effective February 1, 2000, DLT is responsible for sales and support to state and local government agencies as well. The recent expansion of their role enables them to provide these same services to an even broader audience. "We view a contract award of this magnitude to be a testament to our ability to efficiently deliver Autodesk products and solutions to state and local agencies nationwide," said Craig Abod, vice president of DLT Solutions, Inc. "Since our inception we have made it our business to understand the government customer and their unique requirements. We welcome the opportunity to provide Texas Autodesk users with the top-notch customer support, government pricing contracts and technical expertise they need to achieve their goals."  

The Texas state BPA also delivers online access to pricing, product information and ordering information through a government web site or by contacting www.dlt.com/brands/autodesk

About Autodesk  

Autodesk is the world's leading design and digital content creation resource. The company is providing software and Internet portal services to help customers drive business through the power of design. One of the largest software companies in the world, Autodesk helps designs become a reality for more than four million customers in over 150 countries. For more information, contact any Authorized Autodesk® Reseller, call Autodesk at 800-964-6432, or visit www.autodesk.com Discreet™ product information is available at 800-869-3504 or via the Web at www.discreet.com. Autodesk shares are traded on the Nasdaq national market under the symbol ADSK.


About DLT Solutions

Founded in 1991, DLT Solutions delivers best of class technology solutions to federal, state and municipal governments and businesses from its headquarters in Herndon, VA. To achieve that mission, DLT has tightly integrated itself with some of the most prominent IT Software and hardware manufacturers in the world, including Autodesk,GoogleNetAppOracleQuest SoftwareRed HatSolarWinds and Symantec, among others. With its product portfolio, multiple procurement vehicles and award-winning track record, DLT confidently supports public sector clients in the technology implementation required to achieve their agency missions. DLT was recently honored as number one in the Term Software License category in the GSA IT Catalog of Top IT Contractors on GSA Schedule 70. For more information or to place an order, contact DLT Solutions at 888-358-4472; email sales@dlt.com or visit www.dlt.com.