CenturyLink wins 10-year NASPO ValuePoint agreement, accelerating its government cloud services reach

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The NASPO Master Agreement allows CenturyLink to offer its entire portfolio of cloud services to the public sector. Image: CenturyLink

CenturyLink has been awarded a 10-year NASPO (National Association of State Procurement Officers) ValuePoint Cloud Solutions Master Agreement, giving it another platform to sell its cloud solutions to more state and local government agencies.

Participating state and government agencies will be able to leverage CenturyLink’s cloud and managed services solutions. Master Agreements are awarded to cloud solution providers whose offerings meet stringent security and data protection requirements.

Specifically, the NASPO contract enables CenturyLink to offer its entire portfolio of cloud services to the public sector—including Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS).

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Led by the State of Utah, this multistate cooperative procurement gives participating state agencies and their authorized political subdivisions including school districts, counties and cities access to an array of cloud-based solutions.

But cloud is just one part of the service offering.

Agencies that participate in this program can also leverage CenturyLink’s managed services portfolio to connect sites and deliver secure government services to citizens, and lower operational and maintenance risks. In early 2016, CenturyLink launched a FedRAMP-certified government cloud offering that is available through this NASPO ValuePoint Master Agreement.

CenturyLink’s NASPO ValuePoint Cloud Solutions Master Agreement is valid through September 2026. 

Being able to extend services to public sector agencies via contract procurement vehicles like NASPO ValuePoint allows CenturyLink to not only further its bond with government customers, but also increase revenue share for its cloud and managed service business segments.