Networx

Acquisition Objective

To provide access to a broad range of domestic and international network services to federal agencies at the lowest possible price.

Networx has contracts with the following industry leaders:

  • AT&T Inc.;
  • CenturyLink Inc.;
  • Level 3 Communications;
  • Sprint Corporation; and
  • Verizon Communications.

These contracts are designed to bring state-of-the-art network solutions to federal agencies.The program consists of two sets of acquisitions through which federal agencies can obtain services.

Networx Industry Partners

Networx Universal

Networx Universal is designed to provide federal agencies a full range of Network Services through AT&T, CenturyLink, and Verizon. [nongovernment websites]

Networx Enterprise

Networx Enterprise is also designed to provide federal agencies a range of Network Services with a special focus on access arrangements. The suppliers on Enterprise include AT&T, CenturyLink, Level 3, Sprint, and Verizon. [nongovernment websites]

To select a supplier, contracting officers at federal agencies make a fair opportunity [PDF - 513 KB] decision based on factors that suit agency needs - including price, past performance, technical requirements or any other criteria deemed fit by the agency.

The Networx acquisition has predefined service level agreements [PDF - 989 KB] for each service type. This enables the agency to know what to expect from suppliers and allows a high level of reliability for mission critical needs.

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Business Volume

Federal agencies purchased $1.03 Billion in network and telecommunications services through April 2016 under the Networx contract.

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Networx Benefits

One of the missions of GSA is to use the purchasing power of government to drive down prices and reduce costs for agencies. GSA closely and continually evaluates how Networx is meeting this mission, especially around the area of pricing. In the first quarter of FY16, the Networx program saved taxpayers and agency users approximately $164 Million on telecommunications, compared to best commercial prices.

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Unique Services

Networx offers managed security services through the Managed Trusted Internet Protocol Services (MTIPS) program, which complies with the Trusted Internet Connections (TIC) initiative.

Managed Network Services (MNS) is another unique offering where the supplier provides overall management of an agency's infrastructure, including real-time proactive network monitoring, rapid troubleshooting and service restoration.

Networx Security Services offers Anti Virus Management, Intrusion Detection and Prevention and other offerings to provide a complete data, voice and security solution and protect agencies against constantly evolving security threats.

If you need assistance or guidance, please contact your Technology Service Manager.

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How federal agencies have used Networx

Second Quarter FY16 service mix breakdown for the top seven (7) services
Service Mix FY16 Contribution (Oct.- Dec.) Percentage of Overall business volume
Network based IP VPN (NBIPVPN) $422,011,778 48%
Managed Network Services (MNS) $99,851,080 11%
Toll Free Services (TFS) $67,125,979 7.6%
Private Line Service (PLS) $63,141,281 7.2%
Internet Protocol Service (IPS) $31,403,772 3.6%
Customer Specific Design and Engineering Services (CSDES) $30,166,606 3.4%
Voice Services (VS) $18,081,485 2.1%

Networx Central vs. Direct Billed Business Volume Distribution

Billing Type
Billing Type Percentage in FY14 Percentage in FY15
Central 58.8% 56.73%
Direct 41.2% 43.27%

To order services from Networx

For step-by-step instructions on developing the requirements and placing an order, visit the How to Order page.

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The shortcut to this page is www.gsa.gov/networx.

Last Reviewed 2016-07-13