January 2019 Special Alert:
GSA is in the process of pursuing extending the Networx, Local Service Agreements (LSAs) and Washington Inter-agency Telecommunications System (WITS) contracts for an initial base year, plus two one-year options. Agencies should remain focused on releasing solicitations to industry by March 2019. Read more from Alan Thomas, GSA FAS Commissioner.
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.
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 FY18 (Oct-Sep), federal agencies purchased $1.988 Billion on Networx, which represents a 4.5 percent increase compared to the same period in FY17.
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 FY17 Overall (October-September), the Networx program saved taxpayers and agency users approximately $671.4 Million on telecommunications, compared to best commercial prices. Through FY18 Overall (October-Sep), the Networx program has saved taxpayers and agency users approximately $671.2 Million on telecommunications compared to best commercial prices.
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||FY18||Percentage of Overall business volume||Business Volume Growth FY18 vs. FY17|
|Network based IP VPN (NBIPVPN)||$894,009,204||48.2%||5.5%|
|Managed Network Services (MNS)||$290,581,181||15.7%||6.6%|
|Private Line Service (PLS)||$129,778,663||7.0%||7.7%|
|Toll Free Services (TFS)||$106,079,844||5.7%||5.1%|
|Customer Specific Design & Engineering (CSDES)||$71,053,863||3.8%||10.2%|
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