David Perera started the topic GSA signs sole source extension of FTS 2001 Bridge in the forum Networx Transition 10 years ago
Federal agencies, laggardly in their transition to the General Services Administration’s Networx telecommunication vehicle now have until the summer of 2012 to get off their existing FTS 2001 Bridge contracts.
That’s because the General Services Administration approved Dec. 8 a second sole-source contract extension of FTS 2001 services with providers Sprint (NYSE: S) and Verizon (NYSE: VZ) following worries that some agencies will still not have transitioned to Networx once the existing FTS 2001 sole source extension expires in May and June of this year.
FTS 2001 contracts were originally supposed to have expired in December 2006 and January 2007 (first for Sprint, secondly for Verizon), but GSA has kept them alive first through the Bridge contract and will continue to do so through what it’s calling the FTS 2001 Sole Source Bridge Follow-on. GSA developed the first sole source extension when it proved tardy in developing Networx, but agencies have subsequently proved to be languid in their efforts to transition to the new contract vehicle.
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