Three of the nine companies holding positions on the General Services Administrationâs potential 15-year, $50B contract vehicleÂ for telecommunication services could obtainÂ âauthority to operateâ certifications by the end of the third quarter, FCW reported Friday.
Data from GSA showed thatÂ L3Harris TechnologiesÂ (NYSE: LHX),Â BT FederalÂ andÂ Core TechnologiesÂ are all 91.3 percent done with the business system supportÂ testÂ phase that vendors mustÂ complete in order to fully proceed on the Enterprise Infrastructure SolutionsÂ contract.
Alan Thomas, commissioner of GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service, said during a recent industryÂ event that he expects all EIS contract holders to achieve ATOs by the end of the year.
GSA selectedÂ AT&T (NYSE: T),Â CenturyLinkÂ (NYSE: CTL),Â Level 3 Communications,Â Verizon (NYSE: VZ), Core Technologies, Granite Telecommunications, Harris, Manhattan Telecommunications, BT Federal and MicroTechÂ in August 2017 to bid for orders to provide telecom services that includeÂ cloud and network infrastructure support work.Â
The agency granted the designation to Verizon and AT&T in the latter part of the same month.
L3Harris was formed last month as a result of the all-stock merger between Harris and L3 Technologies.