GTL Offender Management System Now Available on GSA IT Schedule 70

Simplifies procurement for federal, state, and local governments

Reston, Virginia (PRNewsWire) – May 13, 2016 – 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 You can also view us on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.

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In the push to reduce the recidivism rate, correctional facilities are moving away from a traditional layout to one that is designed for inclusiveness and keeping inmates engaged with outside society. Studies have shown that maintaining a support structure is a key component to keeping inmates on the right path to successful reintegration into society after release. In Australia, a new maximum security prison opened this year that includes no cells. Instead, inmates are housed in dormitory-style accommodations with 25 inmates in 16 ‘pods’ that offer more access to education, entertainment, and communication with friends and families. This novel move seeks to enhance inmates’ daily lives by making these services more accessible and improve re-integration into society. Inmates have access to technology that connects them with friends and family members, news, books, movies, education, games, and more. They are required to work for up to five hours during the day and pursue education and other programs in the remaining time. This progressive approach aligns with GTL’s vision of technology and education being available to every inmate. “GTL has the technology portfolio to enable correctional facilities to execute their strategies,” said Gad Tobaly, President, GTL International. “Whether those strategies are similar to the open-plan jail approach or focus on a more traditional environment, we offer the innovations to help facilities become safer and more secure while providing inmates with access to programs that improve their lives during and after incarceration.” GTL creates new technologies and advocates for tablets, education, and other programs to help reduce recidivism rates. “These new facilities highlight the need for technology in corrections,” said Eric Gonzalez, Executive Director, Technology and Implementation Services. “Today’s inmates are digital natives, having grown up in the age of computers, cell phones, tablets, and more. It is only logical that providing them with technology and programs to learn and better themselves through those access points is the direction that corrections is taking.” As part of GTL’s ongoing mission to keep our offerings in line with global corrections trends, the company will once again be a sponsor at the International Corrections & Prisons Association (ICPA) Annual Conference. This year’s conference is being held at the Montreal Marriott Chateau Champlain in Montreal, Canada. The conference theme of “Beyond Prisons: The Way Forward” will draw discussion on the underpinning philosophies, strategic direction, policies, and practices being instituted across the globe. More than 500 delegates from over 70 countries attend this prestigious conference. GTL and two collaborating organizations will present on two topics that relate to the use of technology in aiding the corrections and criminal justice systems. “Transforming the Inmate Environment: How and Why Facilities are Implementing Tablet Programs” will discuss how technology is used to humanize correctional efforts and will take place on Tuesday, October 23rd at 11:00 a.m. in Maisonneuve A Room. “Virtual-Enabled Justice: Delivering Swifter Outcomes and Improved Victim and Witness Experience” will discuss the use of technology to create ‘virtual courts’ that fuel efficiency, safety, and security, and will take place on Tuesday, October 23rd at 3:30 p.m. in Maisonneuve A Room. To learn more about our technology solutions, contact GTL today.