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Procurement of Telecommunications
Service and Equipment

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To: University Deans, Directors, and Department Heads

From: Roy Smith, Communications Network Services

Date: November 15, 2005

Subject: Procurement of Telecommunications Service and Equipment

We would like to remind university departments that all state-funded telecommunication services, including, but not limited to DSL, telephone lines, telephone equipment, cable modem, and satellite data service, for university offices and personal residences must be ordered through Communications Network Services. Service will be provisioned by a contract vendor, as appropriate. Prior review and approval from CNS is required for all telecommunications purchases which are state-funded.

As a reminder, service procured with state funds is for business use only; use of the service may be reviewed in future University or State audits. Please refer to the University Acceptable Use Policy.

If you have any questions about ordering telecommunications service or equipment, please contact the Ordering and Provisioning Group at Communications Network Services at (540) 231-6460. CNS will evaluate each request in a timely manner and recommend the appropriate course of action.

Thank you.

Cc: Ken Miller, University Controller
Tom Kaloupek, Director of Purchasing

A printable version of this announcement is available for download (PDF).