tw telecom Awarded GRITS II Contract from General Services Administration
- Multiple year contract provides Federal agencies in Alabama, Florida,
Georgia, Kentucky Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee
with comprehensive voice, data and Internet Services
LITTLETON, Colo., March 14, 2013
LITTLETON, Colo., March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- tw telecom inc. (NASDAQ:
TWTC), a leading provider of managed services, including Business Ethernet,
converged and IP VPN solutions for enterprises, large organizations and
government entities throughout the U.S., today announced it has been awarded a
competitive multi-year contract to bid for services from the U.S. General
Services Administration (GSA). This award is known as the GSA Region 4
Integrated Telecommunications Services (GRITS) II Indefinite Delivery
Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Fixed Price with an Economic Price Adjustment (EPA)
This contract allows tw telecom to bid on providing specific comprehensive
voice, data and Internet services to all Federal agencies and organizations
authorized to use GSA sources of supply and services in the southeast
corridor, specifically in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi,
North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.
The GRITS II IDIQ multiple award contract vehicle allows tw telecom to bid on
Federal government voice, data and Internet solutions opportunities and for
multi-site solutions that originate within the southeast region across the
United States. The base term of the GSA contract is for four years with
potential value of $550 million. Terms of the agreement call for up to two
3-year options to extend the term of the contract to ten years. The contract
award is effective beginning April 1, 2013.
tw telecom has nearly two decades of experience delivering business
communication services to its customers including industry-leading Ethernet
solutions and dedicated Internet connectivity. Its network connections deliver
customers a secure, scalable and predictable network experience, which is
critical for mission critical communications. The company's national fiber
optic networks and MPLS IP backbone directly connect more than 18,000
buildings across the United States. tw telecom also offers one of the most
robust portfolios of Business Ethernet solutions available in the industry
today, delivering services from 2 Meg to 10 Gig, within the metro or across
the country, and managing the customer's entire network doorstep to doorstep.
"We are pleased that GSA has selected tw telecom to provide highly reliable,
flexible and cost-effective data services in the southeast corridor," said Ken
Folderauer, president of Public Sector at tw telecom. "tw telecom's services
will ensure that Civilian, Defense and Intelligence Federal agencies have
access to the benefits of an integrated data network that gives employees the
most advanced services possible."
About tw telecom inc.
tw telecom, headquartered in Littleton, Colo., is a leading national provider
of managed services, including Business Ethernet, converged and IP VPN
solutions for enterprises throughout the U.S. and globally. tw telecom also
delivers secure, scalable private connections for transport data networking,
Internet access, voice, VPN, VoIP and security to large organizations and
communications services companies. Employing a resilient fiber network
infrastructure, robust product portfolio and its own Intelligent Network
capabilities, tw telecom delivers customers overall economic value, an
industry-leading quality service experience, and improved business
productivity. Please visit www.twtelecom.com for more information.
SOURCE tw telecom
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