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GSA: Connections II (CNX II)

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Connections II meets federal agencies’ 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.


Four Solution Types are available.  The four solution types demonstrate the core capabilities of this contract, without limiting its scope.  Combinations of any or all of the four solution types are possible and encouraged when proposing a solution to a task order opportunity.

  1. Communications and Networking. Planning and construction of communications networks together with sensors, servers and storage to support and optimize resource management and the distribution of information to empower decision‐makers; includes equipment to support information distribution in a variety of forms such as voice, video, and data and between humans and machines.
  2. Building/Campus Facility Preparation. All site preparation to support telecommunications distribution systems such as cabling and wiring, power systems, associated support structures and services and incidental construction.
  3. Operations, Administration, and Management (OA&M). The functions needed to manage a complex communications network such as maintaining the system configuration, including an inventory of equipment and assignment of network addresses; tracking performance data such as adherence to SLAs and network capacity monitoring; diagnosing and repairing faults and maintaining a help desk; collecting accounting information for billing; maintaining secure network operation; and coordination of all these functions.
  4. Customer Service and Technical Support. Provide support on behalf of an agency such as help desk, Website and electronic bulletin board construction and maintenance; back office support such as billing, planning, and financial support, etc.

Note: For all Solution Types, the contractor may:
1. Provide labor or equipment or both.
2. Provide solutions and support for legacy facilities.
3. Provide solutions which are combinations of any or all of the above four solution types.

Contract Term

Awarded: 10/19/2011
Base Period:  3 years and 3 months
Options:  6 one-year Government Options

C.1.2 Geographic Scope

The minimum geographic requirement is contractors shall provide services within the Continental United States. Connections II contractors are not required to deliver services in foreign countries, but can propose solutions on task orders based on their company’s ability to deliver those services in the specified geographic area.

C.1.3 Operational Scope

The Connections II scope includes all labor and equipment necessary to support communications and networking solutions at the Local Area Network (LAN), building, campus, and enterprise level. Labor categories specify both professional and technical expertise to support the full solution life cycle, including, but not limited to, analysis, planning, design, specification, implementation, integration and management of network services and equipment. The scope also includes any new labor and equipment that may emerge in the marketplace for providing comprehensive telecommunications over the life of the contract.  Construction, alteration, and repair support services are only in scope as necessary to offer a complete telecommunications solution provided that it is integral to and necessary for the effort stated in the task order. There shall be no order placed for which construction, alteration, or repair is the principal purpose of the order. 

The direct provision of network services, such as services that provide transport and access to and between customer sites, such as those provided by Incumbent Local Exchange Carriers, Competitive Local Exchange Carriers, Wireless Telephone Carriers, Interexchange Carriers, Satellite Providers, or Internet Service Providers are out of scope.

Connections II POCs:

Program Manager
Richard Zelkowitz

Principal Contract Administrator
Jeffrey Kozak

For more information about Connections II, please go to www.gsa.gov/connectionsii


CNX II Contact

Richard Zelkowitz - GSA Alliant Portrait

Richard Zelkowitz

Vice President, Business Development

CNX II Contact

Jeffrey Kozak - GSA Alliant Portrait

Jeffrey Kozak

Principal Contract Administrator

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