CenturyLink and AT&T are among several contractors that have been awarded spots on the General Services Administration’s 10-year, $50 billion Alliant 2 program that government agencies can use to purchase information technology services and IT services-based offerings
Known as a government-wide acquisition contract (GWAC), Alliant 2 offers agencies customizable hardware, software and IT solutions that can be purchased as a package. It provides access to 61 companies providing integrated information technology (IT) solutions for evolving needs on a global basis.
CenturyLink carries cybersecurity, cloud, managed hosting and IT services over its carrier-class network.
“GSA’s selection of CenturyLink for an unrestricted Alliant 2 award confirms that we offer federal agencies the right tools to help them modernize their IT systems,” said David Young, CenturyLink’s regional vice president of strategic governments markets. “CenturyLink is committed to helping agencies with their digital transformation via multiple contract vehicles.”
CenturyLink spokeswoman Linda Johnson said the program will benefit and provide new opportunities for CenturyLink’s partners, as well as those of Level 3 Communications. CenturyLink completed its acquisition of Level 3 on Nov. 1.
CenturyLink also is an authorized provider of telecom and IT infrastructure services under GSA’s 10-year, $50 billion Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) program.
Along with the EIS program, Alliant 2 is part of GSA’s Network Services 2020 strategy, which aims to give federal agencies the flexibility and agility to migrate to modern communications and IT services that meet government security standards.
CenturyLink is ranked No. 35 on Washington Technology’s 2017 Top 100 list of federal government IT contractors.
“The next generation Alliant continues to build on GSA’s success collaborating with industry partners to design solutions that support federal agencies with mission-critical, complex IT services requirements,” said Kay Ely, GSA Office of Information Technology Category assistant commissioner. ”The team’s work to earn a best-in-class designation by including pricing strategies and data-driven demand management practices will serve federal agencies well, and lower costs for american taxpayers.”
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