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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 Universal Networx Enterprise
Networx Universal is designed to provide federal agencies a full range of Network Services through AT&T, CenturyLink, and Verizon. (nongovernment websites) 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, 513KB] 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, 989KB] 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.

Business Volume

In the first quarter of 2015, federal agencies purchased $406M in network and telecommunications services through 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 FY 2014, the Networx program saved taxpayers and agency users approximately $670 million on telecommunications, compared to best commercial prices.

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

Quarter 1 FY 2015 service mix breakdown for the top 7 services:

Service Mix   FY 2015 Contribution (Oct.- Dec.) Percentage of Overall business volume
Network based IP VPN (NBIPVPN) $193,837,363 47%
Managed Network Services (MNS) $53,182,213 13%
Toll Free Services (TFS) $28,263,653 7%
Private Line Service (PLS) $27,940,373 7%
Internet Protocol Service (IPS) $16,794,517 4%
Customer Specific Design and Engineering Services (CSDES) $10,151,561 2%
Voice Services (VS) $9,736,986 2%

 

Networx Central vs Direct Billed Business Volume Distribution

Billing Type Percentage in FY13 Percentage in FY14
Central 57.5% 58.8%
Direct 42.5% 41.2%

 

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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