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CenturyLink Becomes First Vendor to Receive Authority in GSA Infrastructure Contract

CenturyLink became the first supplier to receive authority to operate (ATO) under the General Services Administration’s 15-year, $50 billion Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) program. EIS is  an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) program that provides federal agencies with the flexibility and agility to migrate to modern communications and IT services that meet strict government security standards.

CenturyLink is one of the few government contractors offering agencies the choice to acquire IT services through its GSA IT Schedule 70, Networkx Universal and Enterprise, WITS3, Connections II, EIS and Alliant 2 contracts. The company provides federal government agencies the security and reliability to complete important missions by supplying cybersecurity, cloud and managed hosting and IT services over its modern carrier-class network.

“We’re excited to be the first vendor to receive an ATO on EIS so we can immediately help federal agencies jumpstart their IT modernization plans and use the latest technology to carry out missions more efficiently, said David Young, senior vice president of strategic government for CenturyLink and a 2019 Wash100 Award winner. “For example, agencies that have already issued EIS RFPs can start awarding EIS task orders.”

The GSA plans to extend the transition deadline from 2020 to 2023 to provide federal government agencies more time to successfully transition from legacy contracts like Networx to EIS.

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