Oversight of the Post-FTS2000 Telecommunications Contract: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Government Management, Information, and Technology of the Committee on Government Reform and Oversight, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifth Congress, First Session, April 30, 1997

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The drafting and negotiating stage of the Post-FTS 2000 telecommunications process is finally coming to a close. This is a multibillion dollar procurement. Now that we are on the verge of the new contract, we will hear from the General Services Administration how it maximized competition yet provided the Government the flexibility it needs to take advantage of a quickly changing telecommunications environment. Cf. Page 1.

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Page 20 - Acquisitions (MAA) and other opportunity to maximize competition Specifically, the Government will: • Award multiple contracts for FTS2001 • Award MAA contracts in multiple areas, multiple contracts may be awarded in any particular area at the option of the Government...
Page 21 - FTS20O1 contractor must meet the technical specification for local transport in the MAA RFP). 8. Prices, whether offered for required or optional services, must comply with the price structures contained in Section B of the appropriate RFP (eg. optional local transport service offered by an FTS2001 contractor must comply with the price structure for local transport in the MAA RFP, optional network transport service offered by an MAA contractor must comply with the price structure for network transport...
Page 21 - Vendors must bid required services. 2. Vendors must meet all requirements specified in the appropriate RFP (eg, technical specifications and price structures). 3. The vendor may choose to offer services From owned facilities or as a reseller. The Government's evaluation of services offered will be facility -neutral 4.
Page 21 - Individual price elements (ie, unbundled prices) are required for all required and optional services. 10. Contractors may also offer bundled prices. The price structure will allow fixed discounts for optional bundles offered by the contractor. (This is structurally similar to the scenario based discounts used in the FTS2000 Year 7 Price Redetermination.) However, the sole basis of contract award is per item 4 above.
Page 3 - House Government Reform and Oversight Subcommittee on Government Management, Information, and Technology April 30,1997 Mr.
Page 8 - Without objection, it will be inserted at this point. (The information referred to follows :) STATEMENT OP SENATOR NEELY AS A MEMBER OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON LABOB AND PUBLIC WELFARE Senator NEELY.
Page 21 - Government, wilt serve as the sole basis of the contract awards. 5. The Government's sole obligation under any contract will be to meet the minimum revenue guarantees (eg, the Government does not plan to manage a revenue or traffic distribution among the contracts). 6. Contractors (ie. vendors who have won either an FTS2001 or an MAA contract) may offer optional services. Contractors determine which specific optional services to offer. Contractors determine when (ie, at time of submission of proposals...
Page 28 - September 26, 1990, and to express my distress over your apparent lack of understanding of the investigative and legislative functions of the Congress, On September 21, 1990, I agreed to allow my staff to...
Page 33 - I believe over time will — they're in the position to be in 60 percent of our long distance market; about 60 percent of our service is in that geographic territory. Mr. DAVIS. Super. Well, thank you very much. I thank both of you very much. Mr. WOODS. Thank you. Mr. HORN. I thank the gentleman very much. I have one last question. Mention was made of large purchases in the future and we might apply the same technique.

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