Commonwealth agencies can request access to the commonwealth business partner network for their third-party business partners. These business partners may be consultants, vendors or other entities doing business with the commonwealth. This type of access is a dedicated circuit for high volume traffic. All services provided to a non-commonwealth entity, or business partner, are to be used solely for the partner’s support of its business activities associated with the commonwealth.
A description of the business partner’s service requirements is to be submitted to the OA-Information Technology enterprise network services division via e-mail at email@example.com. OA-Information Technology will periodically audit existing business partner connections to keep information up-to-date.
ITB NET008 - Telecommunications Services for Commonwealth Business Partners provides greater detail.