Licensing options for industries
Microsoft Volume Licensing agreements for government, education, and nonprofit organizations offer flexible and affordable solutions that are tailored by organization size and purchasing preference.
Microsoft Philanthropies works with nonprofit and other nongovernmental organizations to provide them with affordable access to technology. See if your organization qualifies.
Agreements for government organizations
For small to midsize government organizations
|Acquire licenses from your choice of qualified resellers through an easy, one-time transaction. Software Assurance is optional.|
|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 from purchasing to deployment and use. Find a Cloud Solution Provider.
*The Microsoft Open License program will no longer be available effective January 1, 2022. See this article for more information.
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.|
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, a single agreement with no specific end date, and a single Lead Affiliate customer ID to streamline account management. Software Assurance is optional.
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