The General Services Administration spent almost two years listening to departments and contractors to improve how the Network Services 2020 program should work. The result is a draft Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions RFP that GSA released Feb. 28.
The General Services Administration on Oct. 16 released a 15-year, $50 billion telecommunications solicitation as the follow-on to the Networx contract. GSA hopes to avoid the mistakes it made with Networx with the Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions vehicle.
HHS CIO Beth Killoran said moving 400,000 telecommunications inventory items to the new Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) contract in two-and-a-half years may not be feasible.
The General Services Administration’s $50 billion Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) telecommunications contract is back under a pre-award protest while DHS’s agile contract known as FLASH faces 12 complaints.
GSA’s Bill Zielinski, deputy assistant commissioner for the Federal Acquisition Service’s IT category management, said his agency is very close to awarding the milestone contract.
The General Services Administration awarded a spot on the Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) contract to four incumbents and six new telecommunication bidders to increase competition.
Now that GSA awarded the Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) telecommunications contract, agencies have just over three years to move from the current Networx contract.
Not all agencies are ready for when Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions program replaces Networx, after it expires.
The General Services Administration said it recognizes agency’s concerns with the new Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract and has a team to help agencies release their solicitations.
Crystal Philcox, GSA’s deputy assistant commissioner for IT Category in the Federal Acquisition Service, said GSA is confident that agencies will have time to transition to EIS and modernize their IT infrastructures at the same time.