Order Wireless Mobility Solutions

How to Order Subcategory 1: Wireless Carrier Services

1. Gather your agency’s requirements.

Use the Data Survey Template [XLSX - 36 KB] to do an internal audit.

The request for quotation (RFQ) generator tool can get you started. Use it to put voice and data requirements into a downloadable RFQ template for schedule vendors. Your RFQ must include the description and quantity of supplies to be delivered/services to be performed and the criteria upon which the evaluation will be based.

The RFQ template [DOCX - 80 KB] can help you gather your agency’s inventory. Save-as-you-go functionality allows you to add more information as you gather it.

Pricing Information

Download the Wireless Savings Calculator [XLSX - 324 KB] to do your pricing research. This tool uses actual prices paid for carrier wireless services. It will use the lowest awarded prices to date to help you calculate:

  • The average cost/device,
  • The expected total cost, and
  • The potential savings based on different usage profiles.

The Wireless Savings Calculator is an aid, not a substitute for a request for information (RFI) and quotes from our industry partners.

2. Request information from contractors.

If your agency needs help defining the task order to meet requirements, you can send requirements and objectives to the contractors and ask for their suggestion(s).

You can also use the information in the data survey to describe total devices, usage attributes, and locations to vendors when you ask for suggestions.

3. Issue the solicitation.

Identify contracts that have accepted the Section 889 mass modification clause using the Modification Dashboard.

Ensure fair opportunity according to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) part 8.405-3(c)(2). If your task order is above the micro-purchase threshold, you must provide equal consideration for all wireless carrier services contractors.

The best way to do this is through eBuy. Or, you can contact each of the contractors directly.

4. Evaluate quotes.

5. Make the award and manage the task order.

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As you prepare your solicitation, consider the following:

  • How this mobile technology will support your agency’s mission,
  • What platforms will it support
  • What applications need support
  • Whether any applications are device-specific,
  • What other technologies your agency is using, and
  • Who will manage the solution.

1. Consider an RFI.

If your agency needs help defining the task order to meet requirements, consider an RFI. Your agency can send requirements and objectives to the contractors and request their suggestion(s).

We can help you conduct your RFI with Market Research As a Service (MRAS).

2. Develop your solicitation.

Create a statement of work (SOW) or statement of objectives (SOO). If you request it, we will review your SOW and provide feedback.

3. Issue the solicitation.

Ensure fair opportunity according to FAR Part 16.505. The best way to do this is via eBuy.

4. Evaluate proposals.

Follow your agency's policies to evaluate proposals.

5. Make the award and manage the task order.

Follow your agency's policies for awarding and managing the task order.

You can also have GSA compete and award your task order. Through our Assisted Acquisition Services (AAS), we can order and manage the task order on your behalf, allowing you to focus on your mission-critical tasks.

Help

If you need help ordering, contact Wireless@gsa.gov.

Last Reviewed: 2021-02-19