GSA Chooses Verizon, Level 3

The US GSA's National Capital Region awarded the WITS 3 contract to Verizon Business Network Services

November 8, 2007

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WASHINGTON -- The U.S. General Services Administration's (GSA) National Capital Region today awarded the Washington Interagency Telecommunications Systems 3 (WITS 3) contract to Verizon Business Network Services, Inc. and Level 3 Communications, LLC. This contract will provide for the continuity of existing telecommunications services and for the future generation of enhanced voice and data services.

"The WITS 3 contract will give federal agencies in the nation's capital the flexibility to choose the best local telecommunications services to fit their needs at the most competitive price from proven vendors," said Tony Reed, GSA Administrator for the National Capital Region. "The ability to choose encourages competition, and competition presents business opportunities that can stimulate economic growth within the region."

The WITS 3 contract continues GSA's legacy as the provider of choice for the broadest range of telecommunications services and equipment for federal clients in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. In addition to traditional voice and data service, WITS 3 offers converged voice-over Internet provider (IP) services, voice and video teleconferencing services, and Internet access service. Agencies may also purchase customer premises equipment, such as telephone sets, PBXs or routers, and technical support services, such as equipment maintenance or project management. The WITS 3 contract offers flexibility to user agencies with Web-based service ordering and flexible billing options. Agencies can tailor the use of the contract to their specific ordering and management practices.

"The WITS 3 contract complements the Networx Universal and Networx Enterprise contracts as well as elements of the entire Information Technology Services portfolio that offer federal agencies worldwide telecommunications capabilities," said James A. Williams, GSA's Federal Acquisition Service Commissioner.

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