BT Federal Awarded Contract By U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)
RESTON, Va., Aug. 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- BT today announced the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) selected BT Federal as one of the companies to be eligible to propose to provide services under the Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) contract. Under the EIS contract, US Federal Government agencies can tender for a broad array of national and international telecommunications network and information technology (IT) services.
The EIS contract is a comprehensive solutions-based vehicle designed to address all aspects of the U.S. Federal Government information technology (IT) telecommunications and infrastructure requirements. The fifteen year contract includes a five-year base term with two five-year optional extensions and is valued at as much as $50 billion if all extension options are exercised. This contract authorizes BT Federal to compete for mandatory and optional services from individual US Government agencies. The EIS program is the largest Federal communications contracts in history.
Tony Wellen, COO of BT Federal said: "We are extremely proud to have been named a qualified bidder under the EIS contract and look forward to expanding our relationship with the GSA and the Federal agencies they serve. BT Federal is fully prepared to assist in enabling a swift and seamless transition to the next generation of telecommunications services within the Federal Government sector."
The EIS contract includes collaboration services, such as Voice over IP, audio conferencing, web conferencing, MPLS, internet access and ethernet services; managed network services, fiber-optic services; cloud and ontact center services; cybersecurity services and products and services for Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP) for Federal agencies. EIS provides transformational solutions for Federal customers seeking to transition to the GSA program in the foreseeable future.
Leveraging BT's extensive global network, comprehensive portfolio of services and industry expertise, BT Federal provides U.S. agencies with innovative solutions to support strategic digital transformation initiatives across the U.S. Government. Those solutions integrate a wide variety of advanced network technologies, customer premises equipment and professional services, including network engineering, analysis, design, testing and maintenance.
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About BT Federal
BT Federal, is a US-based company and an independent entity of British Telecom (BT) Group plc headquartered in Reston, VA. BT Federal leverages the broad capabilities of BT, one of the world's leading communications services provider with network presence in nearly 200 countries and territories. BT Federal delivers innovative, comprehensive advanced IT network solutions and professional services to Federal agencies and enterprise customers serving the interest of the US Government. Established more than 15 years ago, BT Federal is dedicated to the mission of meeting the complex requirements of the US Government. For more information, visit www.btfederal.com.
About BT BT's purpose is to use the power of communications to make a better world. It is one of the world's leading providers of communications services and solutions, serving customers in 180 countries. Its principal activities include the provision of networked IT services globally; local, national and international telecommunications services to its customers for use at home, at work and on the move; broadband, TV and internet products and services; and converged fixed-mobile products and services. BT consists of six customer-facing lines of business: Consumer, EE, Business and Public Sector, Global Services, Wholesale and Ventures, and Openreach.
For the year ended 31 March 2017, BT Group's reported revenue was £24,062m with reported profit before taxation of £2,354m.
British Telecommunications plc (BT) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BT Group plc and encompasses virtually all businesses and assets of the BT Group. BT Group plc is listed on stock exchanges in London and New York.
For more information, visit www.btplc.com
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