Local & Long Distance Telephone Service (Master Agreement)

telephoneTelephone service can be complex, and the monthly fees can take a never-ending toll on budgets. Unfortunately, it is also a service that schools, municipalities, and government agencies cannot do without. With E-rate funding ending on telephony services and the current IU13 consortium contract ending on June 30, 2019, IU13 decided to do an RFP.  

Telesystem, a nationwide voice, data, and security solutions provider with headquarters in PA and OH, was awarded a master agreement based on the RFP.  Not only did they provide the best pricing, but they also demonstrated a wealth of experience and staffing capacity for customer support.

IU13 negotiated a Master Agreement that allows any school, municipality, governmental agency, or IU in Pennsylvania to purchase their telephone services at very competitive pricing. By purchasing through this agreement, districts can lock in these savings until June 30, 2022, making it easier to budget and contain costs. Since the new agreement is not a consortium, members can join any time during the year and enjoy the savings through the contract period. The agreement is flexible enough to provide savings to both small and large schools.

Agreement Highlights:

  • Telephone Service Master Agreement
  • Competitive Pricing
  • IU13 Bid Compliant - IU13 #189-015
  • 3-year rate lock: July 1, 2019- June 30, 2022
  • Flexible service model for small & large schools
  • Join anytime during the year

Next Steps:

If you would like a quote or are just curious about how IU13’s agreement compares to your current provider, send an email to Jessica Diller at Jessica_diller@iu13.org with:

  1. Interest in Hosted telephone system or SIP Trunking
  2. # SIP Trunks
  3. # Standard DIDs
  4. # e911 DIDs
  5. # Telephone handsets

Or you can just send us a copy of your latest telephone bill.