Report: GSA Finalizes Transportation Service Contract Awards to Uber, Lyft

Report: GSA Finalizes Transportation Service Contract Awards to Uber, Lyft
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The General Services Administration has finalized the award of a potential $810M governmentwide transportation contract to Uber Technologies (NYSE: UBER) and Lyft, Reuters reported Monday. 

Both companies can start offering ride-hail services to federal employees and contractors nationwide under the five-year deal, the report said.

Veronica Juarez, a Lyft vice president, told Reuters the award culminates a negotiation process that began nearly four years ago.

GSA sought providers that offer booking capability for on-demand ride services, data analytics for trips and savings, consolidated billing options for customer agencies and accessible vehicles and equivalent assistance for passengers with disabilities.

Charlotte Phelan, assistant commissioner in the travel, transportation and logistics office at GSA's Federal Acquisition Service, wrote in an April blog post that her team “was able to negotiate discounts of 2-4%, comparable with large commercial customers, and waived technology fees charged to use back-office vendor data and reporting capabilities.”

She added the blanket purchase agreement covers the top 50 markets for public-sector staff travel.

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