CenturyLink has snagged a spot on the General Services Administration’s $50 billion Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) contract, along with nine other companies, including Verizon and AT&T.
The 15-year EIS contract is designed to aid federal agencies as they migrate to modern telecom and IT services that support government security standards. The new contract is a follow on to GSA’s existing 10-year Networx contract. The Networx contract has been extended until 2020 because of the complexity of transitioning services to the EIS.
CenturyLink says its offerings will provide government agencies with “the security and reliability they need to carry out their important missions.”
“GSA’s selection of CenturyLink as an EIS provider confirms that we offer federal agencies good value and the right mix of secure, cloud, cybersecurity, IT, and network solutions,” Erich Sanchack, senior vice president and general manager of federal solutions at CenturyLink, comments. “CenturyLink looks forward to continuing to help agencies with their digital transformation as they modernize their IT infrastructure via EIS.”
Verizon meanwhile will offer a suite of integrated services to agencies, including SDN, 4G wireless technologies, Internet of Things and connected machines, managed network and security, and advanced FedRamp secure hosted voice and contact center services.
“As an approved EIS contract provider, Verizon will be able to leverage our global enterprise and government experience to offer a comprehensive suite of solutions,” Mike Maiorana, senior vice president of public sector markets at Verizon Enterprise Solutions, notes. “As a leading provider on Networx and WITS 3 today, we have intimate understanding of agency solution requirements and their diverse missions, and are able to deliver programs tailored to meet their evolving needs.”
In addition to Verizon, CenturyLink, and AT&T, contracts were also awarded to: BT Federal, Core Technologies, Granite Telecommunications, Harris Corp, Level 3 Communications, MetTel, and MicroTech.