U.S. Communities

 

U.S. Communities Announces National Technology Contract Award

New competitively-solicited technology contract enables government agencies, educational institutions and nonprofit organizations access to overall best government pricing for leading technology solutions.

Walnut Creek, CA (April 28, 2016) ­– U.S. Communities, the nation's leading national government purchasing cooperative serving state and local government, educational institutions and not-for-profit organizations, announced the launch of the national cooperative contract for Technology Products, Services, Solutions and Related Products and Services with the following supplier partners:

  • Carahsoft awarded for Google for Work products, services and solutions
  • DLT Solutions awarded for Amazon Web Services products, services and solutions
  • Insight Public Sector awarded for technology products, services and solutions along with the following named partners: Cisco; HP Inc.; Hewlett Packard Enterprise; Dell; Panasonic; EMC; Commvault; Symantec; Veritas; VMware; Apple; Microsoft; Citrix; and NetApp
  • UNICOM Government awarded for technology services and solutions

The U.S. Communities technology contract was awarded after the lead public agency, Fairfax County, Virginia, completed a competitive solicitation and thorough evaluation process. This contract runs May 1, 2016, through April 30, 2019, with four one-year renewal options or any combination of time equally not more than four years. "We are confident that we have identified the best technology companies as partners to assist public agencies with driving organizational success and cost savings," said Cathy Muse, CPPO; Director/Purchasing Agent, Department of Purchasing & Supply Management, Fairfax County, VA. "We are excited that Fairfax County is able to provide the contract vehicle for this powerful offering on a nation-wide basis."

The exclusive contract gives more than 90,000 public sector entities such as state agencies, local governments, special districts, school districts, higher education institutions and nonprofit organizations access to leading technologies from the awarded suppliers and supplier partners. Kevin Juhring, Executive Director for U.S. Communities, commented on this award, "Government agencies and education institutions are continually tasked with doing more with less while providing excellent customer service to their end-users and communities. With this new technology contract, public agencies can utilize cutting-edge technologies at supplier's best government pricing while improving service and responsiveness."