GSA Awards First and Last Mile Contracts

The General Services Administration (GSA) has awarded 17 contracts to provide telecommunications equipment, support services, and solutions to federal agencies. The contracts were granted under the Federal Technology Service’s (FTS) Connections Program, which allows agencies to order equipment or services for one-time purchases or complex telecommunications integration services.

The new contracts replace multiple expiring, regional equipment and services contracts and consists of three service categories: equipment and services, support services, and solutions. Equipment and services is comprised of voice, data and video equipment, microwave systems, wire and cable, and installation and maintenance.

The contracts are eight-year multiple awards with a base period of three years and five, one-year options. Equipment and services will be offered in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, Saipan, and the Northern Mariana Islands.

“The Connections Program focuses on telecommunications infrastructure and the complex environment of the first and last mile; this award gives customers a choice of industry partners, packaging options, and solutions designed to facilitate the convergence of voice, data, and video solutions in the federal workspace.,” said FTS Commissioner Sandra Bates.

Agencies can order directly from an industry partner or obtain value added assisted services from FTS including requirements development, statement of work preparation, cost analysis, task management, project management, and funds management.

GSA is a centralized federal procurement and property management agency created by Congress to improve government efficiency and help federal agencies better serve the public. It acquires, on behalf of federal agencies, office space, equipment, telecommunications, information technology, supplies, and services. GSA, comprised of 14,000 associates, provides services and solutions for the office operations of more than one million federal workers located in 8,300 government-owned and leased buildings in 1,600 U.S. communities.

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