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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."
For more information on this OMNIA Partners, Public Sector (subsidiary U.S. Communities) contract and the products available through Carahsoft, contact the Google Solutions team at Carahsoft at firstname.lastname@example.org or 844-872-8726.