Agreements for government organizations

Microsoft has government licensing offerings for eligible organizations that provide special pricing and terms that better align to the way government organizations acquire software licenses and cloud services.
Download a comparison chart to help decide on the best agreement for your organization. See the document library for additional information about government licensing agreements.

For small to midsize government organizations

Open Value for Government Offers simplified asset management, predictable software costs, and spread payments. Software Assurance is included.
Open Value Subscription for Government Get the same benefits as Open Value for Government with lower up-front costs. This program provides access to Microsoft software licenses and cloud services for the term of the agreement through subscription-based licensing. A one-year Open Value Subscription option is also available for eligible government customers.

Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider

Acquire cloud services and software licenses with help from a Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider through a pay-as-you-go model. A Cloud Solution Provider can help you determine the best cloud solution and will support you in your journey from purchasing to deployment and use. Find a Cloud Solution Provider.

For midsize to large government organizations

Enterprise Agreement for Government

Standardize technology across your organization with the latest Microsoft products and cloud services. Provides simplified license management with a single agreement, predictable software and services costs, and spread payments. Software Assurance is included. The subscription option has lower up-front costs and access only for the agreement’s term.

Microsoft Products and Services Agreement The Microsoft Products and Services Agreement (MPSA) consolidates all your purchases into one simplified agreement with purchasing for Online Services and software. The Purchasing Account structure gives you flexible purchasing options and more control of how you purchase. Software Assurance is optional.

Select Plus for Government

If the Microsoft Products and Services Agreement isn’t an option for your organization, you can use Select Plus to acquire Microsoft software licenses at any affiliate or department level while realizing advantages as one organization. Select Plus offers the flexibility to acquire licenses as needed single agreement with no specific end date and a single Lead Affiliate customer ID to streamline account management. Software Assurance is optional.

Software Assurance

Microsoft Software Assurance is a comprehensive maintenance offering that helps you get the most out of your software investment. It combines the latest software with phone support available 24 hours a day, partner services, training, and IT tools that help customers plan, deploy, manage, and support your IT needs.
For at-a-glance information on what Software Assurance might bring to your organization, see the Software Assurance Benefits Chart (PDF, 2.2 MB).


Volume Licensing eligibility requirements for government organizations vary by region. Follow these links to learn more:

Some health organizations qualify for government licensing, including any government organization or institution that:

  • Provides health services and coverage
  • Sets or decides healthcare policy across a nation, state, or country
  • Provides funding for health services and coverage
  • Has a regulatory role in health services and coverage

Buy or renew

Ready to buy or renew a Volume License agreement? Depending on your location, take the next step outlined below:

United States and Canada

Contact your Microsoft reseller. For more information, or to find a Microsoft reseller near you, call the Microsoft Sales Information Center at (800) 426-9400. In Canada, call the Microsoft Resource Centre at (877) 568-2495.


Contact your Microsoft subsidiary or software and services reseller.

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