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Competition, ease of use is GSA's focus for next generation telecom contract

The General Services Administration received responses Thursday from vendors on how to shape the first major acquisition under the Network Services 2020 program. Officials say they are heeding the mistakes and missteps of the Networx contract. GSA expects to issue a RFP in November and make the first awards in May 2015.

Tags: Technology , Contracting , acquisition , industry , GSA , Kevin Gallo , Fred Haines , Tony Bardo , Network Services 2020 , Networx , Telecommunications , Jason Miller

Friday - 05/23/2014, 03:15am EDT

GSA changes its model for the next generation telecom effort

The Network Services 2020 initiative will not be a large worldwide contract as the Networx and FTS procurements were over the past 20 years. GSA still is developing the overall strategy, but plans to use a similar approach it used with DISA on the recent satellite communications contract.

Tags: Technology , acquisition , industry , Kevin Gallo , GSA , DISA , Tony Bardo , Telecommunications , Network Services 2020 , Future Commercial Satellite Communications Services Acquisition , Independent Telecommunications Pioneer Association , Jason Miller

Friday - 01/04/2013, 05:24am EST