Spending on the General Services Administration Networx contract grew by more than 12 percent during the first half of fiscal 2014, according to a top GSA official.
Marie Davie, assistant commissioner for Integrated Technology Services at GSA, said in a June 10 blog post agencies purchased $762 million in network and telecommunications services over the first half of fiscal 2014 — significantly more than the $630 million agencies purchased over the same time last year.
“The projected yearly increase we’re seeing is an indicator that agencies are utilizing Networx more often than ever to solve their network services solutions,” Davie said.
She said much of the increase comes from increased demand for network bandwidth as data traffic moves toward video and applications — and that area in Networx has grown 24 percent.
Call center services are also a big driver of growth in the contract, with year-over-year purchases up 288 percent, Davie said. Increased agency purchasing through Networx has saved the government $332 million, she said.
While Networx will continue to grow throughout the rest of 2014 GSA does not predict it will increase at the same pace as the first half of the year, Davie said.