GSA Two-Day Networx Transition Summit Starts Wednesday
September 5, 2006
Contact: Jon Anderson, (202) 501-1231
WASHINGTON – The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) hosts the two-day, "GSA Networx Transition Summit" in Reston, Va., starting on Wednesday, Sept. 6.
Held at the Hyatt Regency Reston, the Networx Summit will update federal customer agencies and industry partners on details of the transition plan and new opportunities available under Networx’s 10-year, $20-billion telecommunications contract, which GSA expects to award in spring of 2007.
The Networx Transition Summit is a cornerstone of GSA’s strategy to enable agency transition managers and industry partners to get acquainted as they learn about opportunities to work together to plan, coordinate and implement the transition from existing telecommunications services under GSA’s FTS2001 contract.
GSA has ensured that federal agency customers will have uninterrupted services throughout the Networx procurement and transition period through bridge contracts signed this summer with existing providers. These bridge contracts ensure that FTS2001 telecommunications contracts with Sprint Communications, L.P. and MCI WorldCom Communications, Inc. (now Verizon Business) extend beyond their original expiration dates of December 2006 and January 2007, respectively.
Networx Summit activities include a networking event Wednesday afternoon, along discussion topics such as:
• Inventory validation
• Industry's perspective on the transition to Networx
• Fair Opportunity and the steps to take for order placement
• Measuring transition progress
• Transitioning GSA-provided consolidated local service systems
For registration and more information please visit GSA Networx Transition Summit.
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