U.S. General Services Administration. Federal Acquisition Service. Wireless Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative (FSSI) David Peters Program Manager - Mobility GSA ITS May 2012. Understanding the Wireless FSSI Objectives. Awareness : What is the Wireless FSSI? Program Objectives
U.S. General Services Administration. Federal Acquisition Service.Wireless Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative (FSSI)David PetersProgram Manager - MobilityGSA ITSMay 2012
Objective: Transform Government’s Acquisition and Management of Wireless Technology to achieve:
Value:Increased savings, improved management, and improved utilization of existing wireless resources
Vision: Leadership in Wireless Services Best Practices
We can generate significant cost savings, improve operational efficiency, improve security, and build a stronger foundation for wireless application adoption once we begin to fully manage our wireless enterprise.
The current average cost per unit across the agency subscriber base averages $70 per month. There are varying states of program management across the agency in the wireless commodity.
$70 ACPU across agency
Impact from Leveraging Competition, Volume
The Wireless FSSI is looking to achieve targeted discounts for devices and services based on aggregated volume across all federal agencies.
X % savings from acquisition
Impact from Improved Management
Y % savings from improved management, improved plan selection
TEMS providers have historically provided additional per line savings that range from 10-30%. Sources include zero usage account identification, improved account selection, overage reduction or elimination.
Targeted Price Points
The Wireless FSSI Program has targeted savings goals and management metrics to help the federal government improve its management of wireless technology.
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Sec. 4. Employee Information Technology Devices. Agencies should assess current device inventories and usage, and establish controls, to ensure that they are not paying for unused or underutilized information technology (IT) equipment, installed software, or services. Each agency should take steps to limit the number of IT devices (e.g., mobile phones, smartphones, desktop and laptop computers, and tablet personal computers) issued to employees, consistent with the Telework Enhancement Act of 2010 (Public Law 111 292), operational requirements (including continuity of operations), and initiatives designed to create efficiency through the effective implementation of technology. To promote further efficiencies in IT, agencies should consider the implementation of appropriate agency-wide IT solutions that consolidate activities such as desktop services, email, and collaboration tools.
From Dan Gordon, OFPP, to CAO Community, 10/3/11:
As most of you know, the Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative (FSSI) has been developing a new acquisition vehicle to help agencies reduce the costs to obtain and manage wireless devices and rate plans. A Commodity Team with representatives from 19 agencies has developed a government-wide Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) that will implement this new approach. The Request for Quotation (RFQ) on this BPA is planned for release to vendors in October 2011.
Key benefits of the FSSI solution include:
Leveraging government-wide volumes to obtain lower costs for wireless devices and rate plans;
Creating an accurate and comprehensive inventory database of wireless devices and plans across government and using this database along with usage and billing information from the carriers to support management decisions that will achieve operational savings; and
Establishing a Wireless Center of Excellence to reduce government-wide resources required to evaluate new technology, establish new policy, and identify and share best practices in the support of wireless devices and services.
Past experience has shown that vendors will only participate in an FSSI acquisition and provide their best and most competitive pricing, if they have an understanding of the potential revenue associated with receiving an FSSI award. Therefore, to maximize the benefits of this acquisition, we are requesting that your agency provide a statement confirming your intent to participate in the FSSI Wireless solution. Please note that we are not asking for a commitment to use the FSSI Wireless BPAs to meet all of your agency’s requirements. We recognize that your final acquisition decisions will be based on an analysis of the pricing and services provided through the FSSI solution compared to other options available to you. We are simply asking for an affirmation that you intend to utilize the FSSI Wireless solution if it offers the best value for your agency.
The Wireless FSSI will include wireless services and devices based on government-wide volumes and a centralized approach. The BPA will also include business portal interface requirements to enable enterprise management.
Wireless FSSI BPA (s)
Portal/TEMS/Mobility Management Interface
Agencies will leverage a portal or TEMS service to establish a single interface for management of wireless enterprise
Agencies leverage program to obtain services and approved
Note: Graphical depiction does NOT reflect anticipated award scenario.
PM: Dave Peters
CO: Patti Stang