AWS Public Sector Blog

Cloud-Ready Contracts Help Accelerate Deployment for State and Local Governments

As adoption of cloud computing increases, many public sector organizations have established approved publicly awarded contract vehicles to purchase cloud services. Taking advantage of existing contracts will help accelerate deployment for public sector customers.

There are many contract vehicles currently available for the federal government, state and local governments, and education. Visit our Contract Center here to learn about the many contract vehicles in place.

For state and local governments looking to modernize their city with the cloud, the NASPO ValuePoint Cloud Solutions contracts allows customers access to technical capabilities that operate in cloud environments and meet NIST Essential Characteristics.

Currently, AWS has 11 partners active with the NASPO ValuePoint Cloud Solutions contracts, including A&T Systems Inc., Deloitte, Emergent, InfoReliance, Strategic Communications, Smartronix, Unisys, CSRA, DLT Solutions, SHI, and Insight.

Cloud vendors awarded NASPO ValuePoint master agreements are approved to provide cloud services to public agencies, thereby simplifying the Request for Proposal (RFP) process. To learn more about creating cloud-friendly procurements, visit our website on how to buy the cloud.

What does it mean for our customers?

Any public agency, public and private institutions of higher education, public school, and other public entity authorized under state statute with an approved participating addendum can begin placing orders with an awarded vendor for AWS services, giving them access to the speed, scale, and flexibility of the AWS Cloud. There are no fees to use NASPO ValuePoint contracts.

Many customers have benefited from working with consulting and technology partners to assist with deployment, adoption, and in transitioning workloads to the cloud.

“This new cloud solutions marketplace represents a major leap forward in enabling governments to partner with cloud providers to more effectively deliver services to citizens,” said Michael DeAngelo, Washington State Deputy Chief Information Officer and one of the CIO advisors for the procurement.

What does it mean for our partners?

AWS has a robust and comprehensive partner ecosystem in the cloud, and it continues to grow at a rapid pace. Having the right mix of business, consulting, and technology partner support in place makes it much easier to purchase, deploy, adopt, and migrate workloads to the cloud.

With NASPO ValuePoint, AWS partners now have a flexible and progressive contract to sell their services and offerings.

Along with our partner solutions and the benefits of the AWS Cloud, technological innovation is within reach for state and local governments.

For more information about NASPO ValuePoint Cloud Solutions, visit our page here.

Want to learn more about how to buy cloud? Join us at the AWS Public Sector Summit and hear from AWS, Deloitte, and other APN partners on contract vehicles and cloud-friendly procurement. Register here.