GSA Awards Governmentwide Mobile Contract
May 22, 2013
The General Services Administration on Wednesday awarded a governmentwide contract for discounted wireless services and mobile devices, which the agency expects will save $300 million over five years.Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile were awarded spots on the Wireless Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative contract. The contract aims to cut costs by capitalizing on the more than $1 billion the government purchases each year in wireless services and products, which GSA hopes to steer through its new contract.Wednesday’s announcement means GSA has achieved one of several milestones outlined in the Obama administration's Digital Strategy released a year ago. The contract offers each agency the option to pool their unused minutes with a specific carrier instead of paying additional overage fees, as well as access to smartphones, cellphones and broadband data devices.