Carahsoft to Deploy ‘Google for Work’ Across State and Local Gov Coalition

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U.S. Communities, a government purchasing cooperative that represents state and local governments across the US has tapped Carahsoft to install ‘Google for Work’ for 90,000 public sector workers.

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.

Members of U.S. Communities include state and local government agencies, school districts, special districts, higher education institutions and non-profits. The deal will also enable Carahsoft’s partner resellers to sell to members of the cooperative.

Google for Work includes many of the Google applications users may already be familiar with including Google Drive and Gmail.

“With this new technology contract, public agencies can utilize cutting-edge technologies at supplier’s best government pricing while improving service and responsiveness,” said Kevin Juhring, Executive Director for U.S. Communities of the award.