We're proud to work with diverse suppliers.

Federal agencies need to collaborate productively and respond to constituents quickly. Verizon teams with small business technology providers to help agencies do just that.

Combined with the Verizon network and the collective mindshare of some of the smartest people in the industry, we work to seamlessly and securely connect citizens and workforce, increase agility, and improve productivity to drive the success of each of our customer’s missions.

Our small business partner ecosystem includes many small disadvantaged businesses, women-owned small businesses, veteran-owned small businesses, service-related veteran-owned small businesses, and HUBZone companies.

Our Commitment to Small Business.

Verizon has a documented history of developing and growing small businesses, and we are proud to work with diverse suppliers. Across Verizon, we spent, directly and indirectly, $4.85 billion in goods and services from diverse suppliers in 2016. We are a proud charter member of the Billion Dollar Roundtable, a coalition of companies that spends more than $1 billion each year with diverse suppliers.

Why We Do It

Working with small businesses drives operational efficiencies for our customers. In the federal space, we see great value from small business with competencies that complement and enhance Verizon’s service offerings.

This is beneficial to all parties, but these relationships are especially important to the community, as they support job creation and growth in local economies.

We work with small businesses throughout the year, and are continually seeking new companies to enhance our small business ecosystem and help us provide successful customer engagements.

How We Deliver

Verizon is poised to deliver comprehensive end-to-end solutions and seamless user experiences to our Federal customers. We have selected companies that complement our experience, our capabilities and our solutions to be a part of our subcontractor ecosystem.

What We Look For

We focus on small businesses that possess extensive agency experience and a track record of delivering competitive solutions. We look for companies that have unique capabilities and experience in managed services, security and advanced communications.

Recognition

Verizon was named the U.S. Department of Treasury’s 2016 Large Business Contractor of the Year. In addition to receiving an exceptional rating on our WITS 3 contract, our primary contract vehicle at Treasury, we were recognized for driving 53 percent of WITS 3 subcontracting opportunities to small and disadvantaged businesses.

A variety of contract options. 

Our federal contracts enable us to team with best-in-class small businesses to deliver a wide range of solutions. We work with our small business providers to find the contract vehicles with the best fit.

EIS +

Under this 15-year Government Wide Acquisition Contract, federal agencies will be able to buy information technology, telecommunications services, and other enterprise solutions from Verizon. EIS is an all-encompassing contract and will provide a comprehensive yet streamlined solutions-based process for current and next-generation technology procurement. The contract features simplified pricing, improved management and operational support. 

Networx +

The Networx Universal and Enterprise contracts are the primary contracts for worldwide telecommunications for the federal government. They provide federal agencies a full range of telecommunications and network services. 

Connections II +

Connections II (CNX II) is, with options, a 9-year 3-month multiple award contract that will be the federal government’s one-stop shop for obtaining telecommunications, network and communications solutions. This ID/IQ contract will: (1) meet government agencies’ equipment, building, and campus infrastructure needs, (2) and will provide professional services to support existing networks and (3) design customized client-specific solutions. CNX II can be used by federal agencies both domestically and internationally. 

WITS 3 +

The WITS 3 (Washington Interagency Telecommunications System) contract offers local telecommunications services and products for federal agencies in the National Capital Region (NCR), which includes Washington and portions of its Maryland and Virginia suburbs. WITS 3 includes local voice, video and data services, such as voice over IP, Internet access and Ethernet services; fiber-optic services; and products and services for continuity of operations planning (COOP) for federal agencies. WITS 3 also will serve as a platform for federal customers seeking to transition to the GSA Networx program over the next decade. 

Verizon welcomes its newest protégé to the Federal team.

Unassailable Solutions joins the Verizon Federal team as its newest protégé in the Department of Homeland Security Mentor Protégé Program. Unassailable Solutions, an audio visual design and engineering firm with a focus on complex command and control mission critical environments within the government market, delivers network and software defined solutions that integrate with other software and hardware-based mission support platforms, within an enterprise or standalone network.

The protégé program is designed by DHS to encompass 36 months of mentoring and management by the prime contractor, wherein the small business receives guidance on areas of focus, such as business development, contract development and business case management. The goal of the program is to grow and diversify the performance of the Department of Homeland Security through its contracts. Participating in the program gives Verizon the opportunity to share its experience with business owners, attend small industry business events, work with the DHS Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, and interact with the small business specialists at each sub-agency level to advance the goal of the agency through both large and small business contracting. This DHS program will be the third iteration for Verizon in the last five years and will serve as the first formal protégé program for Unassailable.

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I just wanted to drop a note to say THANK YOU for hosting the Small Business Summit Strategy Session today. This was the most valuable meeting that we have ever attended and showed a true commitment by Verizon to its small business partners.

I want to drop you all a quick on the Federal Small Business Summit today, and say thank you. You did and excellent job pulling it all together. The Matching Making was well attended by Verizon’s Sales teams. The event as a whole, as very professionally done. I’m excited to see Verizon’s dedication to small business. Good stuff.

I just wanted to drop you guys a quick note to thank you for putting on the fantastic event earlier this week. I learned a ton and am still trying to digest all of the information.

We are very excited about EIS, and how we can help Verizon’s success here. It was great to meet you at the Summit, and I learned a lot. It was very valuable time spent.

Thank you so very much for extending to us the invitation to join a select group of small businesses for the Federal Small Business Summit and Expo, last Tuesday at your facility in Ashburn VA. In addition to learning a great deal about Verizon, we left there convinced that Verizon not only talks-the-talk about support of small business, but walks-the-walk. Our interaction with Verizon’s decision-maker and other staff members during the afternoon Expo was in a word magical, so many engaging professionals.

Contact Us

As Verizon continues to elevate its small business efforts, we would like to hear from you. Please contact us if you have an immediate opportunity for small business partnership. We are also interested in hearing from you regarding any small business conferences or events you would like our team to attend. Please use the email address below and one of our team members will reach out personally to follow up and discuss.

We look forward to welcoming more of you to our small business team in 2019.