Verizon Communications, Inc., said today that a strike against the company would have no “relevance” on whether it would submit a proposal in response to the First Responder Network Authority’s (FirstNet) request for proposals (RFP). “Verizon is aware of the FirstNet RFP and is reviewing the requirements,” Verizon spokesman Rich Young told TRDaily. “Temporary issues such as the current work stoppage have no impact on or relevance to that review. Due to federal contracting rules, it is not appropriate to provide further comment.”
Much of the focus on which entities planned to submit a proposal in response to the RFP have centered on AT&T, Inc., which is expected to submit a bid, and Rivada Networks LLC, which has said it would. Some sources have also said that pdvWireless also plans to submit a proposal.
Bids are due May 31. – Paul Kirby, email@example.com