Changes are headed for the Wireless Services SIN under GSA IT Schedule 70.
GSA is one of 30 agencies that make up a Mobile Services Category Team (MSCT), which is tasked with improving federal mobility procurement. As part of that effort, GSA plans to expand wireless services under IT Schedule 70 SIN 132-53 to include Wireless Mobility Solutions (WMS).
Less than 30 companies currently offer wireless services under GSA IT Schedule 70 SIN 132-53. The SIN is unique in that it has a high percentage of state and local government spending. While state and local customers make up 5% of total IT Schedule 70 sales, they account for 40% of SIN 132-53 sales.
As it stands, SIN 132-53 only allows for wireless services. The new, enhanced SIN will include 11 total subcategories – wireless carries services, plus 10 additional wireless mobility solutions.
Proposed Wireless Mobility Solutions SIN 132-53 Subcategories:
- Wireless Carrier Services
- Other Mobility End-Point Infrastructure – Mobility infrastructure
- Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS)
- Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM)
- Mobile Backend-as-a-Service (MBaaS)
- Telecom Expense Management (TEM)
- Mobile Application Vetting
- Mobile Threat Protection (MTP)
- Mobile Identity Management
- Internet of Things (IoT)
- Other/Mobile Services
The enhanced SIN is intended to replace the Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative (FSSI) Wireless BPA that expired last month. Under the revised SIN, contractors will be required to meet additional reporting requirements that were part of the FSSI BPA. If the new SIN receives a Best-in-Class (BIC) designation like the FSSI Wireless BPA, it could draw additional customers and companies under the SIN could benefit from additional visibility.
We will be monitoring the GSA IT Schedule 70 Solicitation over the next few months. GSA plans to issue a refresh this winter to incorporate the changes to SIN 132-53. Stay tuned for additional updates.