Mobility SIN Now Available
Published: February 21, 2019
GSA introduces the new and improved Wireless Mobility Solutions (WMS) SIN under IT Schedule 70 for enterprise mobility purchases.
Last week, GSA announced the availability of Special Item Number (SIN) 132-53 under IT Schedule 70 for the purchase of mobility solutions. The revived SIN is a result of the federal government’s efforts to streamline the acquisition of mobile goods and services by the mobile services category team (MSCT). MSCT’s overall goals have been to standardize, simplify and save on mobile devices and services for federal agencies.
SIN 132-53 replaces the Best-in-Class, Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative (FSSI) Wireless BPAs. FSSI expired last November, with current task orders given the option to be exercised until 2023. According to the GovWin page on FSSI, approximately $225M has spent since its inception in FY 2013:
Source: Deltek, FPDS
Source: Deltek, FPDS
According to GSA, federal agencies are spending $1B a year on mobile carrier services and an additional $700-800M annually on related services such as mobile security, management and integration. The new SIN will provide 11 service categories:
- 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
Deltek’s Federal Priorities Spotlight – Mobility, 2018 report found that agencies are showing steady spending in the mobility market, with a 0.8% CAGR from FY 2015 to FY 2017 and $1.4B in mobile contract obligations in FY 2017. Of that, $115M was spent under IT Schedule 70 in FY 2017, the highest of all contract vehicles that year. Given this, the new SIN is well-poised to attract additional agency buyers under IT Schedule 70 for enterprise mobility purchases.