Networx

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The GSA Networx is the largest set of government contracts for civilian telecommunication to date in the United States. It consists of two contract vehicles - Networx Universal and Networx Enterprise. Multiple awards for each contract are made to contractors chosen under full and open competition rules. It is a contract vehicle to support the Trusted Internet Connection initiative by OMB.[1]

Networx Universal is the large contract vehicle, and is expected to meet most of the governments requirements for telecommunications services and solutions. Its terms includes a 48-month base period plus three 24-month option periods. On March 29, 2007 three prime contractors were awarded on the Networx Universal contract:[2] AT&T Government Solutions,[3] Qwest Government Services,[4] and Verizon Business Services.[5] Although Sprint did submit a bid, it was not awarded any work under this contract.The current record shows annual revenue more than $1billion over 1,000 employees.[2]

Networx Enterprise is the smaller contract vehicle with a program ceiling of $20 billion and is likewise expected to meet the government's requirements for telecommunications services and solutions. As with Networx Universal, the terms include a 48-month base period plus three 24-month option periods. On May 31, 2007 five prime contractors were awarded Networx Enterprise contracts: AT&T Government Solutions, Qwest Government Services, Verizon Business Services, Sprint and Level 3.

Although press releases indicate that the entire program has an expected value of $20 billion, the solicitation documents indicate that the combined program value is $68 billion allocated as noted above.

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