AT&T scored a $231 million 12-year contract with the U.S. Treasury Department to modernize the agency’s voice and data networks and provide cybersecurity protections. The contract is part of the General Service Administration’s (GSA) Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) technology procurement program.
EIS is the GSA's 15-year, $50 billion program that was designed to award various contracts to vendors that help federal agencies buy and update their IT and telecommunications infrastructure services. It's an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) program that serves as the follow-on to GSA's Networx, WITS3 and regional telecommunications services contracts.
As part of the contract, AT&T has agreed to work with the Treasury Department to modernize its networking services and support approximately 100,000 Treasury workers across about 700 geographically dispersed sites for the next 12-years.
“We look forward to working with Treasury to help transform its communications capabilities and help ensure it is future-ready for further innovation,” said Chris Smith, VP-civilian and shared services for AT&T Public Sector, in a statement.
This isn’t the first GSA EIS contract for AT&T. The company was also awarded a 10-year Task Order valued at $311 million from the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to update its networking technologies.
The goal of these contracts is to make it easier for federal agencies to purchase telecom and IT network equipment and services and update their existing infrastructure.
AT&T, along with Verizon and Lumen (formerly CenturyLink), have all been GSA EIS contract winners.