CONTRACTS

HUD makes nearly $100M in EIS task orders

AT&T, Grinite capture new contracts

NOTE: This article first appeared on FCW.com.

The Department of Housing and Urban Development issued three telecom task orders with a total ceiling value of $97.8 million using the governmentwide Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract vehicle in September, according to federal contracting data.

HUD tapped A&T for a $59.5 million ceiling task order for data support services for its CIO office.

The agency is also using AT&T for managed trusted internet protocol services (MTIPS) for the Government National Mortgage Association, better known as Ginnie Mae. That task order has a ceiling value of $20.3 million.

Additionally, HUD executed a task order with an $18.1 million ceiling to Granite Communications for voice support services.

All three HUD task orders expire at the end of fiscal year 2032.

Obligations and spending on the $50 billion telecommunications contract vehicle have been ticking up this year as agencies face a series of deadlines designed to prod them to adopt EIS and ditch legacy telecom contracts. According to data from contracting intelligence service Deltek, agencies obligated $426.8 million in the fiscal year ending this week on EIS task orders, up from $279 million in fiscal year 2020.

Agencies must have 100% of their telecom inventory on EIS by the close of fiscal year 2022 according to deadlines set by the General Services Administration, which manages EIS. Legacy contracts Networx, WITS3 and Local Service expire on May 31, 2023.

About the Author

Adam Mazmanian is executive editor of FCW.

Before joining the editing team, Mazmanian was an FCW staff writer covering Congress, government-wide technology policy and the Department of Veterans Affairs. Prior to joining FCW, Mazmanian was technology correspondent for National Journal and served in a variety of editorial roles at B2B news service SmartBrief. Mazmanian has contributed reviews and articles to the Washington Post, the Washington City Paper, Newsday, New York Press, Architect Magazine and other publications.

Click here for previous articles by Mazmanian. Connect with him on Twitter at @thisismaz.


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