GSA announces list of Networx agency telecom awards

Seven fell under Networx Enterprise and 79 under Networx Universal

Since March, nearly 90 federal agencies have picked a telecommunications provider under the General Services Administration’s Networx contract.

GSA released a list of 86 fair-opportunity decisions — seven under Networx Enterprise and 79 under Networx Universal — made by agencies and subagencies, predominantly from the State, Commerce and Labor departments.

Unlike the first such list, which GSA released in March, no values were assigned to the awards. “The agencies don’t provide those values to GSA,” said Robert Lesino, a GSA spokesman.

Award values in the first list were based on data GSA had collected during conversations with representatives from the largest 22 agencies or on other information the agencies must provide to GSA when they make fair-opportunity decisions, said Richard Williams, GSA’s Networx transition manager.

But for many of those decisions, agencies provided no value, said Karl Krumbholz, GSA’s deputy assistant commissioner of network services. In those instances, values were based on GSA billing records of what the agency spent each year on the same or similar services under FTS 2001. Until agencies have placed orders, any values assigned to the contracts are estimates, he added.

Here are the latest fair-opportunity decisions under Networx, including some earlier awards that were not in the first list.

June 9, 2009
Marine Mammal Commission
Qwest Universal for voice service for 26 lines of long distance and one calling card.

May 29, 2009
National Technical Information Service
Qwest Universal for dedicated T3 services.

May 27, 2009
United Nations World Food Program
Qwest Universal for Internet service with managed Cisco router.

May 20, 2009
Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe
Qwest Universal for voice, toll-free and associated dedicated access services.

May 15, 2009
Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.
Verizon Universal for Internet services.

May 14, 2009
Chemical Safety Board
AT&T Universal for T1 Internet service for the board’s headquarters building in Washington.

May 13, 2009
Oneida Nation
Verizon Universal for IP-based and dedicated access services.

May 12, 2009
Justice Department
Sprint Enterprise for dedicated and switched voice service.

May 8, 2009
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Qwest Universal for private line (DS1/DS3), frame relay, Multiprotocol Label Switching and virtual private local-area network services.

Verizon Universal for private line (DS1/DS3), frame relay, MPLS and virtual private LAN services.

May 8, 2009
Federal Credit Banks
Verizon Universal for Badgerland FCS Networx services.

May 8, 2009
Radiation Biology Laboratory
Qwest Universal for private line (DS1/DS3), frame relay, MPLS and virtual private LAN services.

May 8, 2009
Radiation Biology Laboratory
Verizon Universal for private line (DS1/DS3), frame relay, MPLS and virtual private LAN services.

May 8, 2009
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Qwest Universal for private line (DS1/DS3), frame relay, MPLS and virtual private LAN services.

May 8, 2009
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Verizon Universal for private line (DS1/DS3), frame relay, MPLS and virtual private LAN services.

May 8, 2009
Smithsonian Institution
Qwest Universal for private line (DS1/DS3), frame relay, MPLS and virtual private LAN services.

May 8, 2009
Smithsonian Institution
Verizon Universal for private line (DS1/DS3), frame relay, MPLS and virtual private LAN services.

May 6, 2009
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Weather Service, Southern Region
Qwest Universal for frame relay services.

May 6, 2009
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Verizon Universal for voice, long-distance, toll-free, conferencing and calling-card services.

May 5, 2009
State Department, Bureau of African Affairs
AT&T Universal for Group 1: Synchronous Optical Network services; Group 2: private line services; Group 3: IP and frame relay services; and Group 4: voice services.

May 5, 2009
State Department, Bureau of Administration
AT&T Universal for Group 1: Sonet services; Group 2: private line services; Group 3: IP and frame relay services; and Group 4: voice services.

May 5, 2009
State Department, Bureau of Personnel
AT&T Universal for Group 1: Sonet services; Group 2: private line services; Group 3: IP and frame relay services; and Group 4: voice services.

May 5, 2009
State Department, Bureau of Consular Affairs
AT&T Universal for Group 1: Sonet services; Group 2: private line services; Group 3: IP and frame relay services; and Group 4: voice services.

May 5, 2009
State Department (first of five subagencies)
AT&T Universal for Group 1: Sonet services; Group 2: private line services; Group 3: IP and frame relay services; and Group 4: voice services.

May 5, 2009
State Department (second of five subagencies)
AT&T Universal for Group 1: Sonet services; Group 2: private line services; Group 3: IP and frame relay services; and Group 4: voice services.

May 5, 2009
State Department (third of five subagencies)
AT&T Universal for Group 1: Sonet services; Group 2: private line services; Group 3: IP and frame relay services; and Group 4: voice services.

May 5, 2009
State Department (fourth of five subagencies)
AT&T Universal for Group 1: Sonet services; Group 2: private line services; Group 3: IP and frame relay services; and Group 4: voice services.

May 5, 2009
State Department (fifth of five subagencies)
AT&T Universal for Group 1: Sonet services; Group 2: private line services; Group 3: IP and frame relay services; and Group 4: voice services.

May 5, 2009
State Department, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Budget and Finance
AT&T Universal for Group 1: Sonet services; Group 2: private line services; Group 3: IP and frame relay services; and Group 4: voice services.

May 5, 2009
State Department, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Operations
AT&T Universal for Group 1: Sonet services; Group 2: private line services; Group 3: IP and frame relay services; and Group 4: voice services.

May 5, 2009
State Department, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Security
AT&T Universal for Group 1: Sonet services; Group 2: private line services; Group 3: IP and frame relay services; and Group 4: voice services.

May 5, 2009
State Department, Diplomatic Telecommunications Service Program Office
AT&T Universal for Group 1: Sonet services; Group 2: private line services; Group 3: IP and frame relay services; and Group 4: voice services.

May 5, 2009
State Department, Foreign Service Institute
AT&T Universal for Group 1: Sonet services; Group 2: private line services; Group 3: IP and frame relay services; and Group 4: voice services.

May 5, 2009
State Department, Information Systems Office
AT&T Universal for Group 1: Sonet services; Group 2: private line services; Group 3: IP and frame relay services; and Group 4: voice services.

May 5, 2009
State Department, Bureau of Intelligence and Research
AT&T Universal for Group 1: Sonet services; Group 2: private line services; Group 3: IP and frame relay services; and Group 4: voice services.

May 5, 2009
State Department, International Boundary and Water Commission, United States and Mexico
AT&T Universal for Group 1: Sonet services; Group 2: private line services; Group 3: IP and frame relay services; and Group 4: voice services.

May 5, 2009
State Department, International Boundary and Water Commission, United States and Canada
AT&T Universal for Group 1: Sonet services; Group 2: private line services; Group 3: IP and frame relay services; and Group 4: voice services.

May 5, 2009
State Department, International Joint Commission, United States and Canada
AT&T Universal for Group 1: Sonet services; Group 2: private line services; Group 3: IP and frame relay services; and Group 4: voice services.

May 5, 2009
State Department, Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs
AT&T Universal for Group 1: Sonet services; Group 2: private line services; Group 3: IP and frame relay services; and Group 4: voice services.

May 5, 2009
State Department (no bureau identification)
AT&T Universal for Group 1: Sonet services; Group 2: private line services; Group 3: IP and frame relay services; and Group 4: voice services.

May 5, 2009
State Department, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs
AT&T Universal for Group 1: Sonet services; Group 2: private line services; Group 3: IP and frame relay services; and Group 4: voice services.

May 5, 2009
State Department, Office of Foreign Missions
AT&T Universal for Group 1: Sonet services; Group 2: private line services; Group 3: IP and frame relay services; and Group 4: voice services.

May 5, 2009
State Department, Office of the Secretary
AT&T Universal for Group 1: Sonet services; Group 2: private line services; Group 3: IP and frame relay services; and Group 4: voice services.

May 5, 2009
State Department, Office of the Undersecretary for Management
AT&T Universal for Group 1: Sonet services; Group 2: private line services; Group 3: IP and frame relay services; and Group 4: voice services.

May 5, 2009
State Department, Bureau of Public Affairs
AT&T Universal for Group 1: Sonet services; Group 2: private line services; Group 3: IP and frame relay services; and Group 4: voice services.

May 5, 2009
State Department, U.S. Mission to the United Nations
AT&T Universal for Group 1: Sonet services; Group 2: private line services; Group 3: IP and frame relay services; and Group 4: voice services.

May 1, 2009
Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation
Verizon Universal for one long-distance service package with two lines.

April 30, 2009
Southcentral Foundation
Verizon Universal for voice, toll-free, calling cards and IP-based services.

April 29, 2009
Housing and Urban Development Department, Assistant Secretary for Housing Production and Mortgage Credit and Federal Housing Commissioner
AT&T Universal for voice services.

April 29, 2009
Housing and Urban Development Department (first of two subagencies)
AT&T Universal for voice services.

April 29, 2009
Housing and Urban Development Department (second of two subagencies)
AT&T Universal for voice services.

April 29, 2009
Housing and Urban Development Department, Office of the Secretary
AT&T Universal for voice services.

April 29, 2009
National Labor Relations Board
Qwest Enterprise for network-based IP virtual private network services for all the board’s offices in all U.S. states and Washington, D.C., and all U.S. territories and possessions, including Hawaii, Guam, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa and the Northern Mariana Islands.

April 27, 2009
Justice Department
Verizon Universal for paging services.

April 24, 2009
National Labor Relations Board
Qwest Enterprise for network-based IP VPN services for all the board’s offices.

April 22, 2009
Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism
Verizon Universal for IP services, cellular/PCS wireless services, and management and application services.

April 22, 2009
Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission
AT&T Universal for voice, toll-free and calling-card services.

April 21, 2009
Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
AT&T Universal for IP-based services.

April 16, 2009
Labor Department
Sprint Enterprise for broadband wireless device services.

April 16, 2009
Labor Department, Employment Standards Administration
Sprint Enterprise for broadband wireless device services.

April 7, 2009
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board
Qwest Universal for long-distance voice and toll-free service.

March 31, 2009
National Science Foundation, National Radio Astronomy Observatory
Qwest Universal for point-to-point DS3 service, between NRAO facilities in Green Bank, W.V. and Charlottesville, Va.

March 31, 2009
State Department, International Boundary and Water Commission, United States and Mexico
Qwest Universal for voice services.

March 31, 2009
State Department, International Boundary and Water Commission, United States and Mexico
Verizon Universal for IP and dedicated hosting services.

March 23, 2009
Commerce Department, Bureau of Industry and Security
Verizon Universal for voice switch service, private line, calling card and audioconferencing services, T1 and 56K service.

March 23, 2009
Commerce Department
Verizon Universal for voice switch service, private line, calling card and audioconferencing services, T1 and 56K service.

March 23, 2009
Commerce Department, Economic Affairs
Verizon Universal for voice switch service, private line, calling card and audioconferencing services, T1 and 56K service.

March 23, 2009
Economic Development Administration
Verizon Universal for voice switch service, private line, calling card and audioconferencing services, T1 and 56K service.

March 23, 2009
International Trade Administration
Verizon Universal for voice switch service, private line, calling card and audioconferencing services, T1 and 56K service.

March 23, 2009
Minority Business Development Agency
Verizon Universal for voice switch service, private line, calling card and audioconferencing services, T1 and 56K service.

March 23, 2009
National Technical Information Service
Verizon Universal for voice switch service, private line, calling card and audioconferencing services, T1 and 56K service.

March 23, 2009
National Telecommunications and Information Administration
Verizon Universal for voice switch service, private line, calling card and audioconferencing services, T1 and 56K service.

March 23, 2009
Commerce Department, Office of Inspector General
Verizon Universal for voice switch service, private line, calling card and audioconferencing services, T1 and 56K service.

March 23, 2009
Commerce Department, Office of the Secretary
Verizon Universal for voice switch service, private line, calling card and audioconferencing services, T1 and 56K service.

March 23, 2009
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Verizon Universal for voice switch service, private line, calling card and audioconferencing services, T1 and 56K service.

March 11, 2009
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Verizon Universal for domestic T3 service, intrusion-prevention dedicated domestic service and domestic T3 MRC services.

Feb. 6, 2009
National Institute of Standards and Technology, Boulder, Colo.
Qwest Universal for long-distance (domestic and international), toll-free, ISDN/private line services and VTS bridging for the Gaithersburg, Md., office.

Jan. 29, 2009
Economic Development Administration
Verizon Universal for VPN services.

Jan. 8, 2009
Labor Department
Verizon Enterprise for dial-in data services.

Nov. 13, 2008
Defense Information Systems Agency
AT&T Universal for frame relay services, network-based IP VPN service and voice over IP (alternate) was cancelled.

Nov. 13, 2008
Defense Information Systems Agency
Verizon Universal for frame relay services (alternate), Asynchronous Transfer Mode service, IP services, network-based IP VPN service, and VOIP, wireless and private line services was cancelled.

Sept. 26, 2008
National Institute of Standards and Technology, Boulder, Colo.
Verizon Universal for T3 Internet circuits.

Sept. 26, 2008
National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Md.
Verizon Universal for T3 Internet circuits.

Sept. 26, 2008
Commerce Department, Office of the Secretary
Verizon Universal for 56K circuits.

Sept. 25, 2008
National Endowment for the Arts
Qwest Universal for voice and long-distance services (domestic and international) to be supported through voice switch service.

June 23, 2008
Commerce Department, Office of the Secretary
Level 3 Enterprise for T3 data line.

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