The Quilt - National Research & Education Contract


The Quilt is the non-profit national coalition of 38 of our country’s most advanced regional research and education. Participants in The Quilt provide advanced network services and applications to over 400 universities and thousands of other educational institutions, state and local government agencies, healthcare, non-profits, and libraries.

Based on The Quilt participants’ combined experiences in operations and development of leading-edge technologies, The Quilt aims to influence the national agenda on information technology infrastructure, with particular emphasis on networking for research and education. Through this coalition, The Quilt promotes delivery of networking services at lower cost, higher performance and greater reliability and security.

Virtualization allows IT departments to create a virtual environment at the workstation, server, or data center level. With this virtualization technology, you can reduce the number of physical servers or computers, while still maintaining performance levels. Benefits include:

  • Reduce IT costs through server consolidation and network virtualization
  • Create an affordable disaster recovery solution
  • Leverage cloud software to build an elastic on demand virtual infrastructure
  • Support user access to data and applications on any device from anywhere

Including: Data Center Virtualization and Cloud Infrastructure, Networking and Security, Storage and Availability, Hyper-Converged Infrastructure, Virtualization and Cloud Management Platform, Digital Workspace, Desktop and Application Virtualization, Desktop and Application Virtualization Management, Enterprise Mobility Management, Personal Desktop, and Applications and Data Platform.


Contract & Order Information

Contract Title: The Quilt
Contractor:Carahsoft Technology Corp.
Number:MSA - 05012019F
Contract Period: April 1, 2016 - May 2, 2028
Federal Taxpayer ID:52-2189693
Cage Code:1P3C5
DUNS Number:088365767
Shipping Point:FOB Destination
Terms:Net 30 (On Approved Credit)
Guidelines & Notes:Agency purchase orders must be emailed to Please remember to put the Contract Number (MSA - 05012019F) on your Purchase Order.

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Recent Events

Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Security for Higher Education Solution Brief

Higher education institutions must balance academic openness with protecting the personal information and intellectual property of staff and students. It's another balancing act to maintain continuous, high-bandwidth access to resources while blocking threats and intrusions that could damage the institution's reputation. Palo Alto Networks(r) meets the security needs of higher education institutions by automatically preventing cyberthreats across cloud, network and endpoint devices at network speeds, as well as keeping sensitive data safe by administering granular security policies based on users, applications and content.

Grants Support Program: Conforming Chaos to Calm

Attendees of this webcast learned how they can leverage your membership with The Quilt to utilize these services. Find out how VMware and Carahsoft can assist you in navigating the vast grant landscape and assist you in capturing these vital infrastructure funds available to fit your needs.

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Red Hat Joins the Quilt Contract: Infographic

Members of the research and education networks on Quilt’s National Consortium Contract now have access to Red Hat's full portfolio of industry leading enterprise open source technologies!

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Carahsoft Awarded Modification to The Quilt Master Service Agreement to Expand Offerings

September 10, 2020
Carahsoft today announced that it has been awarded an amendment to its Master Service Agreement with The Quilt, Inc. The modification adds solutions from 25 technology manufacturers to the contract, making more than 70 solutions providers available to the education and nonprofit marketplace through The Quilt and its authorized reseller partners.

Carahsoft Awarded Master Service Agreement from The Quilt to Provide Networking Services to the Public Sector

June 27, 2019
Carahsoft today announced that it has entered into a Master Service Agreement with The Quilt, Inc, to provide VMware and complementary solutions to the education and nonprofit marketplace through The Quilt and authorized reseller partners.