GSA awards Enterprise
- By John Rendleman
- Jun 02, 2007
The General Services Administration awarded last week the second of its two multiyear, multibillion-dollar Networx telecommunications services contracts, dividing the Networx Enterprise portion among AT&T, Level 3 Communications, MCI Communications Services (doing business as Verizon Business Services), Qwest Government Services and Sprint Solutions.
The governmentwide Networx contracts cover a mix of about 50 services available to 135 agencies worldwide, including voice, IP, wireless, satellite and IP-based services.
The Enterprise portion is worth as much as $20 billion. In April, GSA awarded Networx Universal to AT&T, Qwest Government Services and MCI Communications Services.
The Networx Enterprise deal had fewer service requirements and asked for a smaller global footprint than required by Networx Universal, resulting in
a smaller contract. Although smaller in scope, Networx Enterprise may offer agencies better pricing than Network Universal, GSA officials say.