The U.S. government’s chief buying agent, the General Services Administration (GSA), recently awarded BICSI a 5-yr, fixed-price contract to be a registered provider for the government. The contract offers military and government employees reduced rates on conference fees and registered installer or technician exam fees and the ability to purchase training courses and technical manuals.

Government purchases account for nearly 50% of BICSI’s annual training revenue. The Tampa, Fla.-based telecommunications association also conducts on-site training for U.S. military bases at least once a month, according to Richard Dunfee, BICSI training manager and RCDD/OSP specialist.