How to Order
- How to Order FSSI Wireless
- How to Order Mobile Device Application Management Solutions
- How to Order Telecommunications Expense and Mobile Lifecycle Management Services
How to Order FSSI Wireless
1. Gather your agency’s requirements
Work with your agency to assess its requirements. Use the Data Survey Template [EXCEL - 33 KB] to gather your agency’s service plan requirements, and easily communicate them to the BPA contractors. If your agency has additional requirements, such as security or other customized services, a statement of work may be appropriate to describe those requirements.
2. Request information from contractors
If your agency is not sure how to best define the task order to meet the requirements, your agency can first convey requirements and objectives to the contractors and request their suggestion(s). After reviewing the contractors’ responses, your agency can develop the Request for Quote (RFQ). Use the RFQ Template [DOC - 83 KB], if desired.
As an additional aid for market research, GSA offers the Economic Model (EM) to estimate the costs of services on the FSSI Wireless BPAs.
3. Issue the solicitation
Ensure fair opportunity in accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) part 8.405-3(c)(2). If the task order is above the micro-purchase threshold, you must provide equal consideration for all FSSI Wireless contractors.
The best way to do this is through eBuy.
Alternatively, you can contact each of the contractors directly.
For more information, see the FSSI Wireless User Guide [DOC - 3,294 KB].
4. Evaluate quotes.
5. Make the award and manage the task order.
How to Order Mobile Device Management & Application Management Solutions
Decisions related to MDM include:
- How mobile technology will support the organization’s mission
- What platforms to support
- What technologies will be used to support mobile devices
- What applications to deploy
- Who will manage the solution
The FSSI Wireless BPAs are an ideal vehicle under which to procure Mobile Device Management solutions. The FSSI Wireless BPAs were established for agencies to procure and manage wireless services across government in a more cost-effective and efficient way. Potential sources of supply are available to help you identify providers of MDM and MAM solutions. The MDM MAM evaluation tool [EXCEL - 44 KB] and MDM MAM Requirements Document [PDF - 862 KB] will assist you in evaluating agency needs.
How to Order Telecommunications Expense Management and Mobile Lifecycle Management Services
The GSA Enterprise Mobility Program is focused on helping government agencies acquire enterprise mobility solutions, including TEMS & MLM solutions, more quickly, at a lower cost and with less risk.
The primary method to procure TEMS & MLM solutions is GSA IT Schedule 70. All vendors on the list of potential sources are also identified as small business concerns, and are therefore accessible through other means. The FSSI Wireless BPA can be used as a source of TEMS & MLM as wireless carriers are capable of addressing some, though not all, of the available functionality. If you are an agency that already has a good grasp of your mobile assets and expenses, and are capable of managing dispute resolution independently, this would be a vehicle to consider. Difficulties can occur if your agency deploys multiple carriers. In more complex scenarios, you may want to consider TEMS & MLM providers with a broader set of capabilities and leverage alternative procurement options (other than FSSI BPA) to make your purchase.