Networx plans

The General Services Administration's Federal Technology Service is formulating the structure of its Networx contract, which will replace the FTS 2001 contract. At least three options are being discussed.

The FTS option would divide Networx into two parts, Universal and Select. Universal would be used for widely available services, while Select would be for companies that serve a more limited area. The contracts would be awarded about nine months apart, with Universal awarded first.

The MCI option would divide offerings into three tiers. Vendors would offer commercial services through the first tier, comprehensive fixed-price services through the second tier and customized,

complex services through the third tier.

The Verizon option would eliminate the distinction between Universal and Select in favor of one Networx procurement. It would reduce the number of mandatory and nationwide service offerings and allow vendors to limit their offerings geographically if they choose. It would also create mechanisms to enable vendors to expand their service areas and quickly add new technologies to the contract.

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