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Telecommunications Information Notice 11-03
Telephone Equipment Contracts

June 27, 2011

The Office of Telecommunications Management (OTM) recently rebid the Telephone Equipment contracts. An award has been made and a new contract is in place, effective immediately.

The contract was awarded for categories including devices for the hearing, sight, and/or speech impaired. Listed below is the contract number and contractor name along with the product categories offered.

Contract Number Contractor Name and Product Categories 
408876 Harris Communications, Inc.
    -Text Telephone for the Hearing, Sight, or Speech Impaired
-Signaling Equipment for the Hearing or Sight Impaired
-Amplification Equipment for the Hearing Impaired
-Augmentative Communication Devices for the Speech Impaired

Telephone equipment such as corded and cordless telephones, conference telephones, answering machines, headsets, etc., that was previously on State contract may now be purchased directly by State agencies utilizing the Small Purchases Executive Order. This Executive Order, BJ 10-16, may be found at

Agency orders for this contract equipment and for purchases made under the Small Executive Order do not require OTM approval and should be sent directly to the appropriate contractor or vendor.

Please distribute this information to all purchasing, telecommunications, and information technology staff in your organization. Questions about this notice should be addressed to Jolene Ardoin at 225 342-8682 or