GSA delayed awards for the federal telecom Networx contract because they have been overwhelmed with bids, the Washington Post reports.
"The good news is that we have a tremendous amount of interest in the program. The bad news is that we have a lot of work to do," said John C. Johnson, who is overseeing the program for the GSA.
Given the complexity of the contract, reviewing the bids will be a time-consuming process.
Johnson, who said he was barred by federal procurement regulations from disclosing the number or names of bidders, said more companies had showed interest in the overall project than he expected and the bids covered "the whole spectrum" in terms of their quality.
"The level of interest was higher than expected, and these are large -- very large -- contracts, very complex, and the quality of the offers varies," he said. "Taking those things into account, we believe that it's going to take us longer to evaluate and ultimately make the awards."
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