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Jane Patterson

Tel: (225) 342-7701
Fax: (225) 342-6867
Email: otm@la.gov

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 94280
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70804

Physical Address:
Claiborne Bldg, Suite 2-213
1201 North Third Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802-5243

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Telecommunications Information Notice 12-07
SIP Trunking Services

The Office of Telecommunications Management (OTM) in a continuing effort to provide competitively bid services to our customers has contracted with four vendors for SIP Trunking service. A description of the SIP Trunking service may be found in the OTM Catalog of Services. The service is now available from the following contractors in the corresponding metropolitan areas:

AT&T

  • Alexandria
  • Baton Rouge
  • Lafayette
  • Lake Charles
  • Monroe
  • New Orleans
  • Shreveport
  • Any other city within the Louisiana AT&T territory

Global Data Systems

  • Alexandria
  • Baton Rouge
  • Lafayette
  • Lake Charles
  • Monroe
  • New Orleans
  • Shreveport

Hunt Telecom

  • Alexandria
  • Lafayette
  • Lake Charles
  • Monroe
  • New Orleans
  • Shreveport

Level 3

  • Baton Rouge

Rates for SIP Trunking service vary by vendor and can include transport type, port size, and number of concurrent calls. Long distance options are available.

Agencies interested in acquiring SIP Trunking should complete and submit an OTM-16 Project Request Form to OTM. OTM will open a project and assign a project manager to gather the agency requirements, determine which vendors are able to provide the service in the requested area(s), determine if service can be extended to the requested site(s), and obtain and validate rate quotes from the available vendors. OTM will then provide the quote to the requesting agency. If multiple vendors respond to the request for quote, the requesting agency may choose from the responding vendors based on the agency's specific technical needs, timeline, or price. Once the agency has chosen the vendor, the project manager will submit the order for the service.

Note: State agencies should not request or receive design services directly from the contract vendors. This work should be requested through the OTM Project Requests Section. All design and engineering for state agency projects using these contracts must be completed through the OTM System Projects Section.

E-Rate Qualified Entities, Quasi-State Agencies, and Political Subdivisions

  • E-Rate qualified entities may use these contracts. However, E-Rate qualified agencies must order E-Rate qualified services directly from the contractor. The contractor is responsible for verifying the eligibility and E-Rate discount applicable to the entity ordering the services.
  • Written orders for quasi-state agencies and political subdivisions, such as local and parish government agencies, may be issued directly by the quasi-state agency or parish government agency to the contractor. The contractor may accept orders directly from these agencies.
  • Only E-Rate qualified entities, quasi-state agencies and political subdivisions may order directly from the vendor. Billing will be by the contractor directly to these entities.

Please distribute this information to all purchasing, telecommunications, and information technology staff. For more information about this notice contact Jolene Ardoin at 225-342-8682 or jolene.ardoin@la.gov.