RESTON, Va., May 13, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Global Tel*Link (GTL) today announced its award of Contract No. GS-35F-203DA by the United States General Services Administration (GSA) under GSA's IT Federal Supply Schedule 70, one of the largest and most widely used acquisition vehicles in the government marketspace. Effective immediately all federal, state, and local government authorized users of IT Schedule 70 will be able to purchase GTL's enterprise-class Offender Management System (OMS) at government-approved pricing.
"We are pleased to offer our customers a more efficient method for procuring our OMS solution," said Brian Oliver, CEO of GTL. "Currently 1 out of 4 inmates housed in county and private facilities in the United States is managed by GTL OMS. In the very near future, GTL will deploy OMS in a state facility. Being available on GSA IT Schedule 70 means that correctional facilities will have ready access to a powerful contract vehicle with pre-negotiated, discounted pricing with favorable terms and conditions," added Oliver.
GTL OMS is a comprehensive enterprise management system that manages the lifecycle of incarceration from intake through release and features a full inmate trust accounting package along with audit tools that can help measure compliance with American Correctional Association (ACA) standards and ensure data integrity. This powerful software solution built on an open architecture platform integrates seamlessly with a wide array of systems including GTL's inmate telephone platform, commissary ordering, facility kiosks, and tablets as well as many third-party systems that interface with fingerprint scanners, provide statewide warrants, support NCIC checks, integrate mugshots, and more.
Now that GTL OMS is available on GSA IT Schedule 70, government-operated corrections facilities may be able to achieve greater efficiency and reduce costs by following a simplified procurement process that includes terms and pricing that have been pre-negotiated by the GSA to be fair and reasonable. Flexible contracting and streamlined ordering also offer major benefits to procurement officers.
Eligible government entities – including federal, state, county, and municipal corrections facilities – may procure GTL OMS directly as may be allowed by applicable procurement regulations. According to John Lowry, GTL Senior Product Manager for OMS, "Operating under GSA IT Schedule 70 means that we can work with correctional facilities to get the system contracted and deployed faster than ever, thereby shortening the time required to bring a customer on line."
GTL's IT Schedule 70 award is a direct result of a complex process in which the government evaluated GTL's professional capabilities, organizational structure, performance history, customer satisfaction record, and pricing terms and conditions among other criteria.
To further expedite government purchases, GTL has made its services available on GSA Advantage!, the government's electronic ordering system.
For more information about the availability of GTL OMS on GSA, contact John Lowry at [email protected] or Bob Fragola at [email protected]. Interested parties are also welcome to meet with GTL personnel in booth #407 at the American Jail Association's 35th Annual Conference & Jail Expo in Austin, Texas, May 22-24.
About Global Tel*Link GTL, a leading provider of integrated correctional technology solutions, delivers financial value, security, and ease of operation to our customers through visionary products and solutions at the forefront of corrections innovation. As a trusted correctional industry leader, GTL provides service to approximately fifty percent of inmates nationwide, including service to 33 state departments of corrections, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and 32 of the largest city/county facilities. GTL is headquartered in Reston, Virginia, with more than 10 regional offices across the country. To find out more about GTL, please visit our website www.gtl.net. You can also view us on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.