Networx hits 165 task orders and counting

It was two years last month since the General Services Administration named the winning carriers on its Networx Universal contract (Networx Enterprise’s second anniversary comes up May 31), and so far agencies have made at least 165 fair-opportunity awards, according to GSA and contract-holder reports.

Networx awards must be made as a result of fair-opportunity decisions, GSA Networx Transition Manager Richard Williams said in a recent summary.

In transitioning from the expiring FTS2001 telecommunications contract to the replacement Networx contract, agencies may not simply select their current provider. Under Federal Acquisition Regulations, each contract-holder of an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract such as Networx, must be given a chance to change their minds.

The total value of the Networx awards is about $3.4 billion over the life of the awards.

What follows is GSA’s list of fair-opportunity decisions and, because GSA’s summary omits some awards, which contract winners issued statements about, several additional awards are included in the list.

To determine the value of the contracts — all of which have four base years and three two-year options — GSA uses the estimated annual revenue from FTS2001 contracts.

Networx fair opportunity decisions as of March 2009

Feb. 27, 2009
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp.
Qwest Enterprise for toll-free services.
Value unknown.
Sprint Enterprise for Internet Protocol service (IPS) and NBIP-virtual private network (NBIP-VPN) services.
Value unknown.

Feb. 13, 2009
National Labor Relations Board
Qwest Universal for long-distance, toll-free and calling-card services, and video Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) lines.
Value: $32,000
WT note: This was probably a typo and GSA meant 2008.  Qwest issued a press release on Feb. 6, 2008, announcing the NLRB award.

Feb. 11, 2009
Interior Department – Bureau of Indian Affairs
Verizon Universal for voice and toll-free services.
Value unknown.

Feb. 6, 2009
Commerce Department - National Institute of Standards and Technology
Qwest Universal for domestic and international long-distance, toll-free, ISDN primary rate interface (PRI) services and video teleconferencing services (VTS) Bridging, Boulder Colo., office
Value: $1,000

Feb. 5, 2009
National Science Foundation
AT&T Enterprise for redundant Internet connectivity.
Value unknown.
Qwest Enterprise for redundant Internet connectivity.
Value unknown.

Jan. 29, 2009
Federal Trade Commission
AT&T Universal for voice and data services, including DS-3, DS-1, toll-free, IP and calling cards.
Value unknown.

Jan. 29, 2009
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Verizon Universal for frame-relay services for Continuously Operating Reference Stations (CORS) 2 program.
Value: $4,000

Jan. 27, 2009
District of Columbia government
Verizon Universal for voice, long-distance, international, calling card, conference card, inward station access (toll-free) and dedicated transmission services.
Value unknown.

Jan. 26, 2009
FBI
Sprint Enterprise for telecom services unit, telecom services Group 3 calling-card services.
Value unknown.
Qwest Enterprise for telecom services unit, telecom services Group 1 VON services, Group 2 dedicated switched-voice services and Group 4 toll-free services.
Value: $2,023,000
Verizon Universal for IT operations division, network section/network engineering unit for the FBI wide area network (WAN) program.
Value: $24,862,000

Jan. 8, 2009
Energy Department
Verizon Universal for wireless voice services.
Value unknown.
AT&T Universal for wireless voice services.
Value unknown.

Jan. 5, 2009
NASA
Verizon Universal for audio, Web and videoconferencing.
Value: $4,929,000
WT note: Verizon calculated this at $108 million over eight years and three months.

Dec. 30, 2008
Commerce Department – Economic Statistics Agency
Verizon Universal for PRI and frame-relay services.
Value: $77,000

Dec. 30, 2008
Commerce Department – Office of the Inspector General
Verizon Universal for NBIP-VPN services.
Value: $70,000

Dec. 8, 2008
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Verizon Universal for primary service grouping: calling-card, audio and Web conferencing, toll-free, wireless, voice and data services.
Value unknown.
Qwest Universal for secondary service grouping: redundant data services, 55-node T1/T1 multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) network.
Value unknown.

Dec. 3, 2008
Executive Office of the President – U.S. Trade Representative
Verizon Universal for IP services.
Value: $15,000

November 2008
WT addition: Verizon wins 9-year Labor Department award for WAN services.
Total value: $63 million
WT addition: AT&T wins Defense Information Systems Agency award for wireless and data services.
Total value: $94 million

Nov. 3, 2008
Delaware River Basin Commission
Qwest Universal for voice service.
Value unknown.

October 2008
WT addition: Qwest wins 10-year General Services Administration award to provide voice services.
Total value: $31 million

Oct. 8, 2008
Homeland Security Department – Transportation Security Administration
Verizon Universal for interstate, intrastate and international long distance, and inter-LATA dialing services and calling card service, 800 number acquisition and service, toll-free service, audio and Web conferencing services, including videoconferencing.
Value: $1,203,000

Oct. 8, 2008
Homeland Security Department – Transportation Security Administration
Verizon Universal for interstate, intrastate and international long distance, and inter-LATA dialing services and calling card service, 800 number acquisition and service, toll-free service, audio and Web conferencing services, including videoconferencing.
Value: $1,203,000

Oct. 7, 2008
African Development Foundation
Verizon Universal for IPS T1 services.
Value unknown.

Oct. 6, 2008
Chief Leschi Schools, Puyallup Tribe of Indians
Qwest Universal for telecom services.
Value unknown.

Sept. 30, 2008
Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma
Sprint Enterprise for all services.
Value unknown.

October 2008
WT addition: Qwest wins NASA award for voice and data services nationwide.
Total value: $18 million

Sept. 30, 2008
Veterans Affairs Department
Qwest Universal for voice and voice-related services transition to Networx.
Value: $18,577,000
AT&T Universal for primary WAN services transition to Networx.
Value: $49,817,000
Qwest Universal for secondary WAN services transition to Networx.
Value: $49,818,000
Verizon Universal for VA National Automated Response System interactive voice response system transition to Networx.
Value: $1,668,000

WT note: Qwest celebrated a $60 million win; AT&T pegged its award at $120 million and Verizon laid to a $20.9 million win from VA.

September 2008
WT addition: Verizon was named winner of a 10-year Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization Agency award to provide data services.
Total value: $752 million
WT addition: Qwest took second place, as voice services provider.
Total value: $368 million

September 2008
WT addition: AT&T wins Agriculture Department award, but a protest by losing bidders Qwest and Verizon prompts USDA to recompete the award. No word yet.

Sept. 30, 2008
Homeland Security Department – Federal Emergency Management Agency
AT&T Universal for advanced contract center network.
Value: $3,489,000

Sept. 30, 2008
Executive Office of the President
Qwest Universal for telecom services.
Value: $30,000

Sept. 30, 2008
FBI – FMRA program
Verizon Enterprise for telecom services: toll-free, voice services-dedicated access, dedicated access-T1 and PRI for dedicated access voice, PRI service and IP-Base/NBIP-VPN for the Eastern Region.
Value: $16,000
Qwest Enterprise for telecom services: toll-free, voice services-dedicated access, dedicated access-T1 and PRI for dedicated access voice, PRI service and IP-Base/NBIP-VPN for the Western Region.
Value: $1,016,700

Sept. 30, 2008
National Gallery of Art
Qwest Universal for toll-free services, voice service transport price – dedicated access origination usage, voice service authorization code/post-paid calling card operator authorization.
Value unknown.

Sept. 30, 2008
National Institute of Standards and Technology
AT&T Universal for T1 circuits.
$74,000

Sept. 30, 2008
National Science Foundation
Verizon Universal for long-distance voice services, including circuits for long distance, videoconferencing, calling cards, reservationless audio conferencing and domestic toll-free service.
Value unknown.

Sept. 30, 2008
Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board
Verizon Universal for domestic and international long distance, calling-card services, T1 lines, audio teleconferencing bridge, IP video transport service and Trusted Internet Connection (TIC) service.
Value unknown.

Sept. 30, 2008
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
AT&T Universal for dedicated access.
Value: $2.879
Verizon Universal for dedicated access.
Value: $203,000

Sept. 29, 2008
Executive Office of the President
AT&T Universal for telecom services.
Value: $227,000

Sept. 29, 2008
African Development Foundation
Sprint Enterprise for voice services.
Value unknown.

Sept. 29, 2008
General Services Administration
AT&T Universal for primary ATM.
Value: $1,539,000
Verizon Universal for secondary ATM.
Value: $1,539,000
Verizon Universal for primary PRI service.
Value: $4,396,000
AT&T Universal for secondary PRI service.
Value: $4,396,000

Sept. 26, 2008
Homeland Security Department
Verizon Universal for voice, toll-free and calling-card services.
Value: $587,000
AT&T Universal for backup calling-card services.
Value: $587,000

Sept. 26, 2008
Homeland Security Department – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service
Verizon Universal for international long distance, toll-free, voice, audio conferencing, calling-card, cellular data, voice and data laptop services.
Value unknown.

Sept. 26, 2008
General Services Administration
Level 3 Communications Enterprise for IP services.
Value unknown.

Sept. 25, 2008
Education Department – Federal Student Aid
Verizon Universal for communications transport services: voice, circuit-switched data, toll-free, combined, private line, frame relay, asynchronous transfer mode; IP-based services: premise-based IP VPN, NBIP-VPN, Voice over IP (VoIP) transport, content-delivery network, converged IP, IP telephony, IP; optical services: synchronous optical network (Sonet), optical wavelength) wireless services: cellular/personal communications service (PCS), multimode wireless; management and application services: managed network, call center/customer contact center and dedicated hosting.
Value: $5,830,000

Sept. 24, 2008
Overseas Private Investment Corp.
Verizon Universal for voice and security services.
Value unknown.

Sept. 25, 2008
National Endowment for the Arts
Qwest Universal for voice, domestic and international long-distance, and calling-card services.
Value unknown.

Sept. 23, 2008
Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.
Verizon Universal for Internet services.
Value unknown.
Sprint Enterprise for data and WAN services.
Value unknown.

Sept. 23, 2008
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board
Qwest Universal for primary MPLS network.
Value unknown.
AT&T Universal for alternate MPLS network.
Value unknown.

Sept. 23, 2008
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Qwest Universal for voice services.
Value unknown.

Sept. 19, 2008
FBI – Criminal Justice Information Services
Verizon Universal for primary NBIP-VPN services.
Value: $2,475,000
Qwest Universal for alternate NBIP-VPN services.
Value: $643,000

Sept. 18, 2008
National Archives and Records Administration
Qwest Universal for WAN services.
Value unknown.

Sept. 16, 2008
FBI – Digital Collection System Network
Sprint Enterprise for wireless services: cellular/PCS.
Value unknown.

FBI – Digital Collection System Network
Qwest Universal for NBIP-VPN services.
Value: $20,000

Sept. 11, 2008
FBI – Digital Collection System Network
Qwest Universal for primary PRI services.
Value: $81,000
Verizon Universal for secondary PRI services.
Value: $81,000

Sept. 10, 2008
Treasury Department
Verizon Universal for voice services.
Value: $1,739,000

Sept. 3, 2008
FBI – Digital Collection System Network
Sprint Enterprise for secondary NBIP-VPN services.
Value: $1,825,000

Sept. 3, 2008
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Verizon Universal for PRI and IP service.
Value: $18,000

Sept. 2, 2008
Homeland Security Department – Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC)
Qwest Universal for primary FLETC non-OneNet services: long-distance, toll-free, calling-card, conferencing, PRI or T1 dedicated voice, applicable DAR training, digital and analog radio circuits, dedicated PRI, switched-voice, circuit-switched, IP, MPLS and network managed services.
Value: $177,000
Verizon Universal for secondary FLETC non-OneNet services: long distance, toll-free, calling-card, conferencing, PRI or T1 dedicated voice, applicable DAR training, digital and analog radio circuits, dedicated PRI, switched-voice, circuit-switched, IP, MPLS and network managed services.
Value: $177,000

Sept. 2, 2008
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
AT&T Universal for PRI services for the Continuously Operating Reference Stations (CORS) program.
Value: $5,000

Aug. 29, 2008
Director of National Intelligence Open Source Center
AT&T Universal for all services.
Value unknown.

Aug. 28, 2008
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board
Qwest Universal for dedicated T1 (CONUS) line, single toll-free 1-800 number and long-distance services.
Value unknown.

Aug. 25, 2008
Labor Department
Verizon Enterprise for premises-based IP-VPNs, NBIP-VPNs, IPS, customer-specific design and engineering, managed network service, security services, access services, service-enabling devices and IT service management service.
Value: $4,241,000

Aug. 21, 2008
Homeland Security Department – Federal Air Marshal Service
Qwest Universal for PRI, IP, network-based, audio conferencing and dedicated access.
Value: $28,000
Verizon Universal for private line, IP, network-based, audio conferencing and dedicated access.
Value: $28,000

Aug. 21, 2008
Ponca Tribe of Nebraska
AT&T Universal for all services.
Value unknown.

Aug. 18, 2008
Armed Forces Retirement Home
AT&T Enterprise for wireless Internet connectivity services.
Value unknown.

Aug. 15, 2008
Bois Forte Reservation Tribal Government
Verizon Universal for dedicated access and domestic wireline WireCenter MRC for Minnesota
Value unknown.

Aug. 15, 2008
FBI – Digital Collection System Network
Verizon Enterprise for primary NBIP-VPN services.
Value: $1,825,000

Aug. 14, 2008
Commerce Department – Census Bureau
AT&T Universal for frame-relay and MPLS services.
Value: $1,210,000
Verizon Universal for long-distance voice services.
Value: $418,000

Aug. 11, 2008
Executive Office of the President
Verizon Universal for T3 line installation.
Value: $15,000

Aug. 8, 2008
General Services Administration
Qwest Universal for switched and dedicated long-distance and toll-free services.
Value: $6,572,000

Aug. 8, 2008
National Endowment on the Arts and the Humanities – Institute of Museum and Library Services
Verizon Universal for dedicated access, IP, toll-free and voice services, management and applications service, audio conferencing, managed network services, teleworking and Web and videoconferencing services, wireless cellular digital packet data (CDPD) and cellular/PCS services.
Value unknown.

Aug. 5, 2008
Homeland Security Department – Federal Air Marshal Service
Verizon Universal for voice service.
Value unknown.

July 28, 2008
Federal Maritime Commission
Verizon Universal for migration from Centrex ISDN to VoIP and circuits upgrade from three T1 lines to two fractional DS-3 lines to handle all voice and data services. Area reps’ migration from current analog phones, DSL circuits to VoIP and T1 lines.
Value unknown.

July 25, 2008
NASA
Qwest Universal for switched-voice, frame-relay and PRI services.
Value: $12,121,000
AT&T Universal for PRI services.
Value: $12,121,000

July 24, 2008
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Verizon Universal for audio conferencing.
Value unknown.
Qwest Universal for calling-card services.
Value unknown.

July 24, 2008
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Verizon Universal for voice and NBIP-VPN services.
Value: $154,000

July 23, 2008
Environmental Protection Agency
Verizon Universal for calling cards, dedicated PRI access, long-distance, switched, toll-free, dedicated-access and other services.
Value: $471,000

July 23, 2008
Farm Credit Bank of Texas
Verizon Universal for frame-relay services.
Value: $1,401,000

July 22, 2008
Energy Department – Strategic Petroleum Reserves Office
Verizon Enterprise for hosted data center and supporting MPLS network (NBIP-VPN platform).
Value unknown.

July 16, 2008
Interior Department
Verizon Universal for switched-access, voice, dedicated-access, calling-card, toll-free, audio, Web and videoconferencing and dedicated-access services.
Value: $4,150,000

July 2008
WT addition: Verizon won an Interior Department award to help manage expenses of 22,000 mobile devices.
Total value: $15 million

July 11, 2008
Homeland Security Department
Verizon Universal and Qwest Universal for voice and toll-free services.
Value: $1,413,000

July 11, 2008
Homeland Security Department – Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Verizon Universal for primary ICE non-OneNet services: long-distance, toll-free, calling-card, audio conferencing and PRI or T1 dedicated voice services, applicable DAR training, videoconferencing, digital and analog radio circuits, and dedicated PRI services.
Value: $1,413,000
Qwest Universal for secondary ICE non-OneNet services: long-distance, toll-free, calling-card, audio conferencing and PRI or T1 dedicated voice services, applicable DAR training, videoconferencing, digital and analog radio circuits, and dedicated PRI services.
Value: $1,413,000

June 23, 2008
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
AT&T Universal for hosted VoIP services.
Value unknown.

June 13, 2008
General Services Administration – Region 3
Verizon Universal for T3 services.
Value unknown.

June 3, 2008
AgFirst Farm Credit Banks (23) for AgFirst MPLS Network Solution.
Value: $23,000 per bank, total of $529,000
Sprint Enterprise: AgCarolina Financial, ACA; AgSouth Farm Credit, ACA; ArborOne Farm Credit, ACA; Puerto Rico Farm Credit, ACA; Valley Farm Credit, ACA; and Farm Credit of the Virginias, ACA.
Value: $138,000
Verizon Enterprise: AgChoice Farm Credit, ACA; Colonial Farm Credit, ACA; Farm Credit of South Florida, ACA; and MidAtlantic Farm Credit, ACA.
Value: $92,000
AT&T Enterprise: AgCredit Agricultural Credit Association; AgGeorgia Farm Credit, ACA; Cape Fear Farm Credit, ACA; Carolina Farm Credit, ACA; Central Kentucky Agricultural Credit Association; Chattanooga Agricultural Credit Association; Farm Credit of Central Florida, ACA; Farm Credit of North Florida, ACA; Farm Credit of Northwest Florida, ACA; Farm Credit of Southwest Florida, ACA; First South Farm Credit, ACA; Jackson Purchase Agricultural Credit Association, ACA; and Southwest Georgia Farm Credit, ACA.
Value: $299,000

June 2008
WT addition: Qwest wins Social Security Administration award.
Value unknown.
WT addition: Verizon wins DISA award for data services.
Total value: $752 million
WT addition: Verizon wins 10-year U.S. Postal Service award for long-distance and calling-card services and to upgrade network for IP services.
Total value: $16.4 million

May 16, 2008
Homeland Security Department – Federal Air Marshal Service and Transportation Security Administration
AT&T Universal for voice circuits.
Value: $89,000

May 13, 2008
Homeland Security Department
AT&T Universal for DHS OneNet.
Value: $154,585,000
Verizon Universal for DHS OneNet.
Value: $154,585,000
WT note: Verizon as primary called this a $679 million award, and
AT&T as secondary put its share at $292 million.

May 9, 2008
Energy Department
Verizon Enterprise for DOE Enterprise Network.
Value unknown.

May 8, 2008
FBI – Digital Collection System Network
Verizon Universal for IP services.
Value: $0.869
Qwest Universal for telecom services: toll-free and voice services.
Value: $31,000

April 28, 2008
Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation
AT&T Universal for voice and toll-free services.
Value unknown.

April 25, 2008
Transportation Department
AT&T Universal for voice, combined, toll-free, frame-relay, ATMS, dedicated-access and NBIP-VPN services.
Value: $6,220,000

April 24, 2008
Homeland Security Department – Federal Emergency Management Agency
AT&T Universal for primary voice T1s, calling-card, long-distance, data T1s secondary, DC avoidance.
Value: $4,977,000
Qwest Universal for secondary voice T1s and DC-avoidance services.
Value: $4,977,000
Verizon Universal for primary data T1s, toll-free and DC-avoidance services.

April 14, 2008
Millennium Challenge Corp.
AT&T Universal for all services.
Value unknown.

April 4, 2008
Securities and Exchange Commission
AT&T Enterprise for digital signal-3 (DS-3), optical carrier-3 (OC-3) and PRI lines.
Value: Unknown
Sprint Enterprise for DS-3 and OC-3 lines.
Value unknown.

March 31, 2008
Energy Department
Verizon Enterprise for enterprise FTS baseline.
Value: $2,774,000
AT&T Enterprise for enterprise FTS baseline.
Value: $2,774,000

March 28, 2008
Defense Department
Verizon Universal for primary voice, dedicated- and switched pre-subscribed interchange carrier (PIC) voice, toll-free, calling-card, audio conferencing, PRI, ISDN and VTC services.
Value: $29,163,000
Qwest Universal for alternate voice, dedicated- and switched PIC voice, toll-free, calling-card, audio conferencing, PRI, ISDN and VTC services..
Value: $29,163,000

March 28, 2008
Energy Department
AT&T Universal for primary services: PRI, point-to-point, calling-card, audio and Web conferencing services; and secondary services: access for voice and data (switched and dedicated), toll-free and videoconferencing services.
Value: $4,320,000
Verizon Universal for primary services: access for voice and data (switched and dedicated), toll-free and videoconferencing services: PRI, point-to-point, calling-card, audio and Web conferencing services.
Value: $4,320,000

March 24, 2008
Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation
Verizon Universal for four switch/voice lines.
Value unknown.

March 21, 2008
Environmental Protection Agency
Qwest Universal for calling-card, dedicated PRI access, long-distance, switched, toll-free, dedicated access and other services.
Value unknown.
Contract terminated June 16, 2008, “for the convenience of the government.”

March 11, 2008
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Verizon Universal for T3 services and IPS dedicated domestic access and T3 domestic access.
Value unknown.

March 4, 2008
Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
Verizon Universal for IP-T3 line, long-distance and voice services.
Value unknown.

February 2008
WT addition: Verizon won a Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization award to provide voice services to 700,000 military employees worldwide.
Total value: $368 million

Feb. 6, 2008
Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, Middle District Court of Florida
AT&T Universal for seven T1 lines.
Value unknown.

Jan. 4, 2008
Homeland Security Department – Customs and Border Protection
Qwest Universal for long-distance, toll-free, calling-card, audio conferencing, VoIP, VTS, TSP, PRI or T1 dedicated-voice services, digital and analog radio circuits and applicable DAR training.
Value: $3,280,000
AT&T Universal for long-distance, toll-free, calling-card, audio conferencing, VoIP, VTS, TSP, PRI or T1 dedicated-voice services, digital and analog radio circuits and applicable DAR training.
Value unknown.
WT note: In March 2008, AT&T said it had won a Customs and Border Protection award for voice networking worth $20 million.

December 2007
WT addition: Qwest won an Energy Department award to upgrade the voice network.
Total value: $8.3 million

Sept. 26, 2007
Railroad Retirement Board
Qwest Universal for voice, project management and managed services.
Value: $602,000
WT note: Qwest in October 2007 said it had won a 3-year U.S. Railroad Retirement Board award to provide a network to carry a suite of digital services to offices nationwide.
Total value: $3.5 million

September 2007
WT addition: AT&T won a 10-year Treasury award for network services.
Total value: $270 million

Feb. 2, 2006
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
AT&T Universal for PRI service, Alaska Alternate Carrier.
Value unknown.
WT note: The 2006 date we’re guessing is a typo.

About the Author

Sami Lais is a special contributor to Washington Technology.

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