The General Services Administration has started talks with contractors on three-year extensions for the current set , GSA official Mary Davie wrote in a blog post published Tuesday.
Davie, assistant commissioner of GSA’s office of integrated technology services, said the agency plans to extend the contract to the spring of 2020 in order to gain more time to shift to its next telecommunications contract vehicle — Network Services 2020.
“The Networx extensions will simplify and make the transition easier by ensuring agencies uninterrupted existing services during this time, ” Davie said.
“GSA is increasing staffing and support to provide agencies with requirements development, acquisition assistance, and transition assistance.”
She wrote the Networx Universal and Enterprise contracts would expire in March 2020 and May 2020, respectively, under the new timeframe for the transition to NS2020.
GSA released a draft request for proposals Feb. 28 for the NS2020 vehicle with the deadline for responses set for March 31.
The agency plans to issue the final RFP in July and award contracts for NS2020 by January 2017, Davie said.