Level 3 Gets Big Government Contract in Pennsylvania

PRESS RELEASE – BROOMFIELD, Colo., Aug. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) has been awarded a contract with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, to expand its current Master IT Services Invitation to Qualify (ITQ) program contract to include security, network and telecommunications services. These services are in addition to the existing consulting services awarded under a previous master contract. The ITQ program contract allows Level 3 to bid on business opportunities issued by the Commonwealth.

The ITQ program, launched in 2003, is a statewide, multiple-award contracting initiative that provides agencies a fast and efficient way to procure IT services from pre-qualified vendors, through COSTARS, the Commonwealth’s cooperative purchasing program. Under the agreement, Level 3 is pre-qualified in 10 service categories. The contract became effective July 21, 2015.

Key Facts:

  • Level 3 has been serving customers in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for 20 years.
  • Level 3 operates more than 7,700 fiber miles in Pennsylvania, reaching more than 1,800 on-net buildings.
  • As part of the ITQ contract, registered and eligible local public procurement units (LPPUs) and state-affiliated entities such as not-for-profit fire, rescue and ambulance companies, registered with COSTARS can identify and contract with preapproved service providers like Level 3.

Key Quotes:

Michael Zody, General Manager, Level 3 Communications, Pennsylvania 

“Level 3 has a strong track record of delivering reliable network services to the public sector, providing global network reach, regardless of where you’re located in the world. We are pleased to be able to continue our important relationship with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This is another example of the business-friendly environment that exists here and the commitment of the Commonwealth to make it easy for its agencies to access quality vendors to meet the growing needs of the networked world.”

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About Level 3 Communications
Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) is a Fortune 500 company that provides local, national and global communications services to enterprise, government and carrier customers. Level 3’s comprehensive portfolio of secure, managed solutions includes fiber and infrastructure solutions; IP-based voice and data communications; wide-area Ethernet services; video and content distribution; data center and cloud-based solutions. Level 3 serves customers in more than 500 markets in over 60 countries across a global services platform anchored by owned fiber networks on three continents and connected by extensive undersea facilities. Level 3 services are provided by subsidiaries of Level 3 Communications, Inc. For more information, please visit or get to know us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

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