A GSA official told Government Executive Friday afternoon that Sprint informed the agency that it will not protest the Networx award. Sprint lost its bid to be part of Networx, the next generation government telecommunications contract announced last week. As an incumbent on GSA's precursor telecom contract FTS 2001, Sprint sold about 30 percent of government telecommunications services.
A Sprint official verified that the company will not file a protest and provided the following statement:
The Sprint team met with GSA on April 4th for a debrief on the Networx Universal award. After a thorough discussion, Sprint has decided to move forward and focus on the future and continue to aggressively pursue the forthcoming Networx Enterprise contract.