SAGINAW, Mich., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- MiCTA, a nationwide group purchasing organization, has named Verizon Business, a unit of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) an endorsed national vendor for telecommunications, Internet protocol (IP) networking, Voice over IP (VoIP), specialty business communications and networking services, and direct equipment purchases.
"MiCTA is pleased to renew Verizon Business' designation as an endorsed national vendor for telecommunications and networking services," says Tim von Hoff, Chief Operating Officer of MiCTA. "Our agreement with Verizon Business enables us to bring a wide range of valuable products and services to our members that address their telecommunications and networking needs," says von Hoff.
Verizon Business was selected as an endorsed national telecommunications, networking and technology vendor as the result of MiCTA's highly competitive bidding process, which is designed to evaluate technology-oriented and telecommunications solutions on behalf of its nationwide membership. MiCTA members are eligible to purchase these services at significant discounts. Besides delivering substantial cost savings to its members, MiCTA contracts enable members to purchase these services without conducting additional bidding processes.
Verizon Business will provide products and services to MiCTA members through 2012. "Our members appreciate the consistently high quality services Verizon Business delivers," says von Hoff. "Our members rely on Verizon Business to meet their changing telecommunications, networking and services needs and we are delighted to retain Verizon Business as an endorsed national vendor."
Blair Crump, Verizon Business group president of worldwide sales, said: "Since 1998, Verizon Business has had a strong relationship with MiCTA and we look forward to delivering new strategic services – like cloud computing and IP -- so state agencies, schools and libraries can raise the bar of services to their constituents. We are seeing our customers nationwide look for new ways to make the most of their limited budgets while unleashing the full potential of new and existing technologies. This new agreement will help them meet that goal.''
MiCTA, located at 515 North Washington Street, Suite 405 in Saginaw, MI, represents thousands of higher education, K-12, healthcare, library, governmental and charitable entities. Nationally, MiCTA seeks to resolve common voice, video and data issues, provide helpful information, participate in legislative and regulatory telecommunications advocacy, and negotiate discounted purchase contracts for telecommunications and technology services for its members. Please visit the MiCTA Web site, http://www.mictatech.org.