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GSA’s Allen Hill on Transition to EIS Telecom Contract

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Allen Hill, acting deputy assistant commissioner at the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Federal Acquisition Service (FAS), said the transition to the potential 15-year, $50 billion Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) contract for telecommunications and information technology services is now underway at GSA, Federal News Network reported Tuesday.

“We have 208 solicitations that are expected right now,” Hill told the network in an interview. “That’s 45 out of 208 Fair Opportunities, of which 29 have had task orders by large agencies, 14 of those by medium agencies, and two of them are small agencies.”

Hill said GSA wants to be proactive when it comes to addressing agencies’ technology requirements by constantly working with vendors and has seen a wider pool of contractors and an increase in competition as more agencies shift to EIS. He also shared his insights on the EIS transition.

“We need to modernize our network. And if you’re going to use cloud technology, you need to create a network that works with the cloud, Hill said. "So we’re trying to be the enablers for them, to not have to be concerned about what those technologies are and making sure that EIS is continuously able to deliver modernized capabilities for the agencies. EIS is more of the new way of how telecommunications should be done.”

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