GSA awards more MAA pacts

GSA awards more MAA pacts

The General Services Administration has awarded contracts worth more than $1 billion over eight years to four companies for local telephone service to agencies in Atlanta, Miami, Indianapolis and St. Louis.

The latest round brings to a dozen the number of cities for which GSA has awarded Metropolitan Area Acquisition contracts. Contracts for eight more cities are forthcoming this year. The latest contracts could save the government more than $285 million by halving government rates for standard voice, switched data and dedicated line services.

WinStar Communications Inc. of New York won contracts in all four cities. It will compete with BellSouth Corp. for government business in Atlanta and Miami. SBC Communications Inc. of San Antonio took the second contract for Indianapolis, and AT&T Corp. received the second contract for St. Louis. Each MAA contract has a four-year base period and four one-year options.

'Tony Lee Orr, William Jackson, Patricia Daukantas and Susan M. Menke

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