Allen Hill, a General Services Administration official, said 54 solicitations have been subjected to public review and four awards have been made under the potential 15-year, $50B Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract for telecommunications and information technology services, Nextgov reported Wednesday.
“Of the solicitations that passed the scope of review, there’s a lot of opportunity for the industry and all nine vendors to capitalize on and compete those things and provide the best value back to those agencies,” Hill, director of GSA’s office of telecommunication services, said at an ACT-IAC-hosted event. “And so I would say that I think it’s going to get really exciting here within the next couple of months.”
Those awards are from the Department of Justice, NASA and the Railroad Retirement Board. Although some agencies will not be able to meet the Sept. 30 deadline to award task orders under EIS, Hill said agencies are making strides and that GSA is not planning to extend any future deadlines.
CenturyLink, AT&T and Verizon are the first three contractors to secure an authority to operate on the EIS contract, which was awarded in 2017. GSA moved to extend through May 2023 its legacy telecom services contracts to provide agencies enough time to transition to EIS.