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 21 - IS contracts for required end-to-end services, timing of award is at the discretion of the Government Required and Optional Services FTS2001 Contracts Required services Network transport Local access Optional services Local transport Local loops MAA Contracts Required services Local loops Local transport...
Page 22 - Contracts 1 . 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. Compliance with the RFP requirements for the required services and evaluation of the unbundled prices for the required services, using the traffic models provided by...
Page 22 - 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 FTS200l 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 or anytime during the contract life) and where to offer optional...
Page 2 - House Government Reform and Oversight Subcommittee on Government Management, Information, and Technology April 30,1997 Mr.
Page 7 - 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 29 - 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 10 - I now yield 10 minutes to the ranking minority member, the gentlewoman from New York, Mrs. Maloney. Mrs. MALONEY.
Page 17 - Third, it must allow as many vendors as possible to compete for it while ensuring a level playing field.
Page 17 - Second, it must take advantage of emerging market forces in the telecommunications industry.

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