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RESTON, VA--(Marketwired - April 28, 2016) - Carahsoft Technology Corp., the trusted government IT solutions provider, today announced that it has been awarded a national cooperative contract for Google for Work products, services and solutions by U.S. Communities, the nation's leading national government purchasing cooperative serving state and local government, educational institutions and not-for-profit organizations. The contract enables Carahsoft's authorized reseller partners to provide their public sector customers access to the latest Google for Work technology, complementary solutions and services.
"As a proud member of the Google for Work Partner Program, Carahsoft and our reseller partners look forward to joining forces with U.S. Communities to provide a comprehensive and easily accessible vehicle for purchasing Google for Work across the country," said Terry Drinkwine, vice president of the Google Solutions team at Carahsoft. "In today's challenging budget environment, Google's innovative technologies are driving down costs and resulting in huge productivity gains for government agencies and schools throughout the country, and this contract will make it even easier for our customers to access them."
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 from May 1, 2016 through April 30, 2019, with four one-year renewal options or any combination of time equaling no 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."