Alan Thomas, the commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service at GSA, said the Technology Modernization Fund and the EIS contract are helping to push agencies toward better IT services.
Granite Telecommunications filed a complaint with the Government Accountability Office on Aug. 27 about the Labor Department’s EIS task order.
Three agencies, Labor, Justice and SSA, have released solicitations under GSA’s telecommunications contract.
As agencies fret over the 2020 deadline to transition over to the new Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) telecommunications contract, a General Services Administration senior acquisition official says the possibility of granting an extension remains on the table.
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.
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.
Not all agencies are ready for when Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions program replaces Networx, after it expires.
Now that GSA awarded the Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) telecommunications contract, agencies have just over three years to move from the current Networx 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.
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.