There are several hundred thousand civilian and military cell phone users. There s no uniformity on how to purchase Cell Phone services and as a result some units replace their mobile phones each and every year and incur the hardware cost each and every year. These one year old phones end up in boxes until those phones are sent to DMRO or simply trashed. Federal Acquisition regulations are silent on this subject. Recommend federal policy and training be developed to allow and/or teach agencies and organizations how they can set up contracts and thus use phones for more than one fiscal year. Because of the large number of organizations using mobile, the savings should be substantial.
Idea No. 16181