Lumen Becomes an Authorized Service Provider on Two Veterans Affairs Contracts
Denver-based Lumen recently announced that it will be an authorized service provider on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA') $721 million National Local Exchange Carrier Next Generation contract vehicle. The company also won a spot on the VA’s $195 million Data and Wide Area Network Carrier contract vehicle.
As an authorized service provider on the National Local Exchange Carrier Next Generation services contract, Lumen—which is currently doing business as CenturyLink in the federal government market—can bid on task orders for a variety of voice, video and data network services that support essential communications at VA medical centers and clinics, according to the company. The award is an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract to multiple companies, with a $721 million ceiling for all task orders. The contract runs over a 15-year period.
For the VA’s Data and Wide Area Network services contract, Lumen was one of two vendors awarded a spot for modernizing the agency’s entire information technology infrastructure and securing managed network and ethernet services. This contract has a potential value of $195 million for service orders placed over a 12-year period and was awarded under the General Services Administration’s 15-year, $50 billion Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions program.
“Veterans Affairs awarded Lumen coveted spots on two next-generation network services contract vehicles that will help the agency carry out its mission to provide Veterans with the world-class benefits and services they’ve earned,” said David Young, Lumen senior vice president for the public sector and the company’s global hyperscaler business. “As we honor Veterans for their service, Lumen’s platform for data and applications is ideally positioned to help government agencies like the VA achieve their IT modernization goals.”