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GSA pushes EIS proposal date

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The deadline for vendor proposals to the General Services Administration's massive $50 billion Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions telecommunications contract is now January 29 at 4 pm, according to documents released by the agency on Dec. 11. The extension gives vendors an extra week to prepare their bids.

Potential vendors have been asking the agency questions about specifics in the RFP in the last few weeks. GSA has sent out two packages of responses to those inquiries via its EIS Interact site and FedBizOpps. The extension was part of the second batch of the agency's responses.

EIS is the foundational contract for the GSA's overarching NS2020 Strategy framework and acquisition strategy, for future federal information technology and telecommunications needs.

GSA issued the 890-page request for proposals on Oct. 16.

About the Author

Mark Rockwell is a senior staff writer at FCW, whose beat focuses on acquisition, the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Energy.

Before joining FCW, Rockwell was Washington correspondent for Government Security News, where he covered all aspects of homeland security from IT to detection dogs and border security. Over the last 25 years in Washington as a reporter, editor and correspondent, he has covered an increasingly wide array of high-tech issues for publications like Communications Week, Internet Week, Fiber Optics News, tele.com magazine and Wireless Week.

Rockwell received a Jesse H. Neal Award for his work covering telecommunications issues, and is a graduate of James Madison University.

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