The General Services Administration plans to update the Wireless Mobility Solutions special item number 132-53 in its GSA IT Schedule 70 Program to add eight new categories, including Internet-of-Things, enterprise mobility management, application development, threat protection and identity management.
GSA said updating SIN 132-53 will help the federal government gain rapid access to commercially available wireless and advanced mobility products or services. The agency added the move would also enable industry partners to determine their mobility services and IT-related offerings and to standardize the acquisition of mobility products, which may then lower the total cost of ownership for agency customers.
“The proposed definitional expansion refines the range of mobility products and services that are anticipated by federal agencies well into the next decade,” GSA officials said.
“The GSA IT Schedule 70 Program continually seeks to position enterprise mobility offerings to achieve value, cost savings and optimal balance between functionality, security and management for agencies,” they added.
The proposed new categories under SIN 132-53 are:\n
- Wireless Carrier Services
- Mobility Infrastructure
- Mobility as a Service
- Enterprise Mobility Management
- Mobile Backend as a Service
- Telecom Expense Management
- Mobile Application Vetting
- Mobile Threat Protection
- Mobile Identity Management
- Other/Mobile Services
\nGSA also expects the update to help increase competition for IT Schedule 70, enable the entry of new companies and to help the government keep up with rapid technology changes.
A webinar is set for Nov. 14 to discuss the changes with the agency’s industry partners.