FTS 2000:

GSA's Price Redetermination Yields a Reasonable Decision and Lower Prices

IMTEC-93-22: Published: Mar 4, 1993. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1993.

Additional Materials:

Contact:

Office of Public Affairs
(202) 512-4800
youngc1@gao.gov

Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the General Services Administration's (GSA) Federal Telecommunications System (FTS) 2000 Price Redetermination/Service Reallocation (PR/SR), focusing on whether: (1) GSA made a reasonable PR/SR decision; (2) the vendors' proposed prices were fair and reasonable; (3) FTS 2000 prices were below the lowest known commercial prices; (4) adequate controls exist to ensure that FTS 2000 prices will remain competitive with commercial prices; and (5) GSA made, separate from PR/SR, a reasonable determination not to allocate 100 percent of the FTS 2000 business to either vendor.

GAO found that: (1) the GSA approach to conducting PR/SR was appropriate and reasonable; (2) GSA developed government transitions costs from estimates submitted by the agencies comprising the majority of FTS 2000 traffic; (3) GSA determined that the vendors' prices were fair and reasonable after conducting tests to determine the characteristics of the vendors' bids; (4) proposed FTS 2000 prices were generally below the lowest known commercial prices; (5) GSA believes that the new Publicly Available Price Cap agreement will ensure that FTS 2000 prices remain competitive with commercial levels until the next PR/SR; and (6) GSA determined that awarding 100 percent of the FTS 2000 business to one vendor was not advantageous for the government.

Sep 28, 2016

Sep 27, 2016

Sep 26, 2016

Sep 23, 2016

Sep 21, 2016

Sep 7, 2016

Aug 30, 2016

Aug 11, 2016

Jul 22, 2016

Looking for more? Browse all our products here