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CenturyLink holds or is party to many procurement vehicles. Please contact your CenturyLink account representative to understand the many ways in which you may be able to purchase CenturyLink solutions. Below is a listing of some of our more popular vehicles.

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NASPO ValuePoint

NASPO ValuePoint
State agencies and their authorized political subdivisions

The NASPO ValuePoint Cloud Solutions Contract makes it relatively simple for state and local procurement officers to engage with CenturyLink to get favorable pricing for a wide range of cloud computing services. These include managed services like Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS). Through this contract, agencies can also utilize CenturyLink’s managed services portfolio to connect to the power of the digital world, deliver secure government services to citizens, and lower operational and maintenance risks. The contract helps get the best value for government agencies and “political subdivisions” such as school districts and colleges.

For more information about The NASPO ValuePoint Cloud Solutions Contract, visit http://www.naspovaluepoint.org.

MiCTA

MiCTA
Education, Government, & Nonprofit

MiCTA is an association of education, government, and nonprofit entities focused on providing quality service and communications products at outstanding prices for its membership. MiCTA and CenturyLink joined forces in 1998 to deliver advanced communications solutions at a reduced cost to the membership. All MiCTA RFPs are fully competitive and defensible, and meet state government and education purchasing requirements.

Learn more on the official MiCTA website or by contacting your CenturyLink account representative.

The QUILT

The QUILT
National Regional Networks Consortium

This coalition of 30 regional network organizations is a dynamic forum with leaders from throughout the advanced research and education network community. Through this coalition, the Quilt is able to provide competitive prices for CenturyLink® Internet access and equipment to its membership under this competitively bid contract.

For more information, contact the Quilt Provider team at quiltpt@centurylink.com.

E-Rate

E-Rate Assistance
Discount Program for Schools and Libraries

The E-Rate discount program helps provide affordable access to telecommunications services for all eligible K-12 public schools, private schools and public libraries. E-Rate is a provision of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, historically funded at up to $2.25 billion annually to provide discounts for: Telecommunications Services, Internet Access, Basic Maintenance and Internal Connections hardware.

CenturyLink offers reasonably priced technology for schools and libraries under this contract.

Features

  • Voice, data, Internet and managed solutions for institutions that need cost-effective, efficient technology and services
  • Advanced broadband network with one of the largest fiber footprints in the U.S.
  • Award-winning customer service, network performance, installation and more

Benefits

  • Continue to provide quality learning experiences despite ongoing budget cuts
  • Prepare students to succeed with easy access to advanced technology
  • Save on telecommunications so you can put more of the budget toward more critical expenditures

How it Works
Eligible institutions with unique Service Provider Identification Numbers (SPINs) include:
 

  • Public schools, elementary and secondary
  • Nonprofit elementary and secondary parochial and private schools
  • Public libraries
  • Many private nonprofit libraries accessible to the public

Find your SPIN information

For more information, download our E-Rate Guide.

G2G Marketplace

G2G MarketPlace
Government to Government

A leading a technology procurement center for U.S. state and local government agencies that makes CenturyLink colocation, cloud and security solutions available through G2G Marketplace.

G2G Marketplace is a simple, user-friendly procurement marketplace launched in 2014 by government IT officials from Oakland County, Michigan as a "government-to-government" resource to make it easier for agencies to purchase high-quality technology services. Government customers use the website to research, purchase and implement technology solutions and professional services using pre-negotiated blanket purchase agreements.

Learn more at the G2G Marketplace website or by contacting your CenturyLink account representative.

GSA IT Schedule 70

GSA IT Schedule 70
Multiple Awards Schedules (MAS)

The GSA IT Schedule 70 is the largest, most widely used acquisition vehicle in the federal government. Federal, state, local, and tribal government entities can buy CenturyLink products and services through the GSA Cooperative Purchasing Program IT Schedule 70.

CenturyLink offers customers complete IT solutions via GSA Schedule 70 with Customer Premise Equipment (CPE) from leading manufacturers such as ADTRAN®, Avaya®, Cisco®, Hewlett Packard, and Nortel. Complete systems solutions such as a Mass Notification Management and Alerting System with TechRadium's IRISTM and CommandCore; Voice and Data Convergence using Phybridge and Shoretel; and Remote Access Solutions can also be purchased via this contract.

GSA IT Schedule 70 is easy and convenient to use whether ordering via GSA's online shopping system, GSA Advantage® or working directly with CenturyLink's experienced and knowledgeable staff.
 

  • Systems Analysis, Design and Installation Solutions
  • Data Management
  • Network Systems
  • Data Base Planning and Design
  • Web Hosting (Cloud Computing) Services
  • Server-Based Managed Firewall Service
  • Email as a Service (EaaS)
  • Mass Notification Management and Alerting System
  • Hosted and Premise Based VoIP Solutions

Learn more at the GSA Schedule 70 website or by contacting your CenturyLink account representative.

Other GSA Contracts:

HGACBuy

HGACBuy
Nationwide Government Procurement

HGACBuy strives to make the governmental procurement process more efficient by establishing competitively priced contracts for goods and services, and providing the customer service necessary to help its members achieve their procurement goals.

Learn more at the HGACBuy website or by contacting your CenturyLink account representative.

Regional Contracts

Regional Contracts
Education, Government & Nonprofit

Regional Contracts support selected regional areas and provide a flexible contract vehicle with quality local service offerings.

CenturyLink offers the following products and services from several varieties of Regional Contracts:
 

  • Analog / digital voice lines with enhanced station features including caller ID.
  • PBX and Centrex arrangements
  • ISDN BRI and PRI
  • Direct Inward Dialing (DID) trunks
  • Direct Outbound Dialing (DOD) trunks
  • Point-to-point circuits with digital speeds up to OCN
  • Local number portability
  • No usage-based charge for calls within the MAA Network
  • Flexible Service Delivery Points (SDPs)
  • Optical Wavelength Services

Please contact your CenturyLink account representative to evaluate regional contracts applicable to your organization.

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