GSA releases Networx drafts
The General Services Administration released two draft requests for proposals for its $10 billion Networx telecommunications governmentwide acquisition contract.
The draft RFPs cover both approaches ? universal and enterprise ? that GSA is taking to replace its FTS 2001 telecommunications contract, which MCI Inc. and Sprint Corp. won, and which expires in 2006.
The universal RFP is for companies that offer nationwide telecommunications services; the enterprise RFP is for companies that offer specialized telecommunications services but don't necessarily have a nationwide reach. GSA expects to release the final RFPs by April 1 and award multiple 10-year contracts by April 2006.
GSA and the Industry Advisory Council will host an industry day Nov. 5 to discuss Networx. Comments are due by Dec. 22.