EIS Transition: Telecom Contracts Extended Until May 2023
Here's the new timeline:
- October 1, 2020, Freeze on modifications to Networx and WITS3 and orders for the Local Service Contracts begins
- March 31, 2021, 50% of your agency's telecom inventory must be moved to EIS
- March 31, 2022, 90% of your agency's telecom inventory must be moved to EIS
- September 30, 2022, 100% ofyour agency's telecom inventory must be moved to EIS
- May 31, 2023 Networx, WITS3, and Local Service telecom contracts expire.
Learn about the restrictions and limitations on extended contracts in this letter to all Agency Transition Sponsors
OMB announced the designation of Networx as Best-In-Class. The BIC-designation for both Enterprise and Universal Networx Contracts represents a preferred governmentwide solution and provides a unique opportunity to leverage the government's buying power.
- NEW: Read the Project Plan for Closeout of Transition [PDF - 3 MB] to EIS to understand GSA's approach for enforcing the eligibility condition for the extension of the expiring contracts and ensuring all services are disconnected from the expiring contracts by May 2023. The Networks Authorized User List (NAUL) [XLSX - 88 KB] specifies the agencies authorized by GSA to use the extended contracts (see Section H.2.3a and b of those contracts). As GSA implements the Closeout Project, the NAUL is revised and updated here.
- The Public Enterprise Infrastructure Services (EIS) Pricing Tool allows users to find current pricing on the EIS contract. Networx users can find current pricing on the Public Networx Pricing Tool.
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 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 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, and Verizon (nongovernment websites).
To select a supplier, contracting officers at federal agencies make a fair opportunity [PDF - 348 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 - 670 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.
For the first two quarters of FY20 (Oct-Mar), federal agencies purchased $1.03 Billion on Networx, which represents a 6.5 percent increase compared to the same period in FY19. For all of FY19 (Oct-Sep), federal agencies purchased $1.968 Billion on Networx, which represents a 6.1 percent increase compared to the same period in FY18.
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. For the first two quarters of FY20 (Oct-Mar), the Networx program has saved taxpayers and agency users approximately $346.1 Million on telecommunications compared to best commercial prices. For FY19 Overall (October-Sep), the Networx program has saved taxpayers and agency users approximately $675.5 Million, totaling $6 Billion in cumulative savings since 2007.
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.
- Complete data, voice and security solutions; and
- Protect agencies against constantly evolving security threats.
If you need assistance or guidance, please contact your agency's Customer Support representatives.
|Service||FY20 (Q1-Q2)||Percentage of Overall business volume||Business Volume Growth FY20 vs. FY19|
|Network based IP VPN (NBIPVPN)||$522,624,828||50.5%||6.5%|
|Managed Network Services (MNS)||$153,100,823||14.8%||18.0%|
|Private Line Service (PLS)||$60,038,571||5.8%||-1.7%|
|Toll Free Services (TFS)||$50,320,842||4.9%||-7.6%|
|Customer Specific Design & Engineering (CSDES)||$44,157,213||4.3%||9.9%|
The shortcut to this page is gsa.gov/networx.