GSA has released a request for information to industry for the next iteration of Networx. (Staff)
The General Services Administration is gearing up for the next iteration of its Networx contracts, aimed at meeting the government’s growing telecommunications needs through 2028.
In a request for information to industry, GSA asked for input on its Networx Services 2020 (NS2020) Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions program. The overall goal: “become the federal government’s strategic sourcing center for network-based and network-enabled services,” according to the RFI.
The Enterprise Infrastructure Solution (EIS) acquisition, is part of a larger NS2020 portfolio, which will include key services for satellite, mobility and wireless, emerging technologies, advisory, and government shared services, according to the RFI.
GSA hopes to consolidate various regional acquisitions under the EIS acquisition, which the agency envisions being an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) multiple award set of contracts.
“The EIS acquisition will include the requirements for the Networx successor contracts, plus additional capabilities to meet the comprehensive range of federal agency IT/telecommunications requirements through 2028,” GSA said.
Capabilities will include both domestic and international voice, video and data services, as well as cloud and network and security equipment. To boost competition, GSA is requiring potential vendors provide at a minimum voice and data services. There are also requirements for geographic coverage.
Responses to the RFI are due May 8. A solicitation for the EIS acquisition is expected in the third quarter of fiscal 2015.