Connections II

Connections II meets federal agencies’ network and telecom equipment, labor, building, and campus infrastructure solution needs, including:

  • Infrastructure design, installation, and implementation;
  • Professional services to support existing networks;
  • Transition planning and integration services; and
  • Customized client-specific systems.

Connections II features

Type of contract: Multiple award, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ)

Period of performance: Base of three years and three months, with six one-year options

Ceiling: $5 Billion

Four flexible solution sets provide scope ideas:

  • Communications and networking;
  • Building or campus facility preparation;
  • Operations, administration, and management (OA&M); and
  • Customer service and technical support.

Federal agencies can request work in one or more solution sets, or request an entirely new solution. For example, an IPv6 SOW Template [Word, 1.25MB], DNS Security SOW Template [Word, 2MB], Communications Cabling SOW Template [Word, 468K], Unified Communications SOW Template [Word, 3.2MB], Network OAM for Voice SOW Template [Word, 3.3M] Network Transition Support Template [Word, 3.3MB], Network Operations Admin Maintenance SOW Template [Word, 4.8MB], and a Distributed Antennae Systems (DAS) SOW Template (Word, 583KB) are available.

Access to multiple types of task orders:

Connections II features either fixed-price or time-and-materials task order types. You can compete and award the order yourself, or contact our customer representatives to use our assisted services. All orders must use fair opportunity in accordance with FAR 16.505.

Integration with Networx and local telecommunications contracts:

Let GSA be your end-to-end telecommunications solution provider. Agencies can use Connections II along with transport contracts, like Networx or Local Telecommunications Contracts for easier management of your telecommunications service and infrastructure.

Highly qualified industry partners:

Work with industry partners who have expertise in providing government telecommunications. Many industry partners have personnel with security clearances. Our industry partners can use Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM) principles and sustainable (green) best practices when delivering your network equipment.

Worldwide coverage:

You can use Connections II anywhere in the world.

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How federal agencies have used legacy CONNECTIONS

Converting to IP telephony:

The U.S. Department of State made an award to upgrade U.S. embassies and consulates overseas to advanced IP telephony over the next five years.

Maintaining private branch exchange (PBX) switches:

The General Services Administration maintained and supported 26 private branch exchange (PBX) switches in five states, while saving 62 percent over five years. Through CONNECTIONS, they were able to compete, award, and implement the project in three months.

Managing a centralized service call center:

The Federal Trade Commission made an award on legacy CONNECTIONS to manage a centralized service call center with several locations, including on-site end user support.

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Last Reviewed 2015-11-17