How Lumen Technologies Can Help SLED Entities with Simplified Procurement

How Lumen Technologies Can Help SLED Entities with Simplified Procurement

How Lumen Technologies Can Help SLED Entities with Simplified Procurement

State, local and education (SLED) entities face many challenges in today’s digital world. They need to improve operational efficiency and agility, manage threats and risks and deliver better services to citizens and stakeholders. To achieve these goals, they need to modernize their IT infrastructure and leverage emerging technologies such as cloud, edge computing and big data. 

However, procuring these technologies can be a complex and time-consuming process, involving multiple vendors, contracts and compliance requirements. That’s why SLED entities can benefit from working with Lumen Technologies, a trusted provider of network, cloud, security, collaboration and professional services.

  • Lumen Technologies offers cost-effective and innovative solutions that can help SLED entities transform their IT capabilities and achieve their digital objectives. Plus, procurement is easy and convenient when using the Lumen Technologies cooperative contract available through NPPGov. 

Here are some of the top-tier products and services offered by Lumen Technologies:  

  • Adaptive Networking: Flexible and scalable network solutions that can support latency-sensitive and data-intensive applications, such as video, cloud and IoT. 

  • Voice and Unified Communications: Efficient and seamless communication solutions that can integrate with Zoom, Webex and Microsoft Teams to support remote and hybrid workforces. 

  • Managed Services and Consulting: Expert support and guidance for network implementation, upgrades, monitoring and maintenance, as well as encryption and customization options. 

  • Connected Security: Comprehensive and integrated security solutions that embed high-fidelity intelligence, automatic threat detection and proactive response into the network and cloud services, helping to protect data and infrastructure from cyberattacks. 

  • Edge Computing Solutions: Cutting-edge solutions that move data and applications closer to user interactions, enabling faster and more reliable performance, as well as access to emerging technologies such as AI, AR and VR. 

  • Big Data as a Service: Advanced analytics solutions that provide data-mined business insights and help convert data into action for strategic and tactical decision-making. 

  • Smart Solutions (Internet of Things): End-to-end solutions that create unique experiences for citizens and stakeholders, combining core network, wireless connectivity, smart devices, applications and data analytics. 

  • Hybrid Cloud Services: Agile and seamless cloud solutions that connect, manage and modernize IT across any infrastructure, and provide direct access to many of the world’s top cloud providers. 

To learn more about how Lumen Technologies can help SLED entities with simplified procurement, visit the Lumen website or call Ronald Raymond at 971-346-4049. You can also contact your Public Sector Sales Specialist or NPPGov Customer Service at or 877-329-8847. 

Through a tighter, more efficient process, Airgas enables government officials at all levels to focus on other areas of procurement and administration. Our supply-chain innovations maximize savings and quality to help you limit risk and remove headaches.

About Lumen Technologies

Lumen Public Sector is focused on connecting people, data and applications to create better citizen experiences. With 450,000 route fiber miles serving customers in more than 60 countries, we deliver the fastest, most secure global platform for applications and data to help public sector entities and communities deliver amazing experiences.

About NPPGov

NPPGov is a national cooperative procurement organization offering publicly solicited contracts to government entities nationwide. Our contracts are created through a public solicitation by a Lead Public Agency. Access to our cooperative contracts is complimentary and includes no purchasing obligations.

NPPGov serves Government and Nonprofit organizations, and our Public Safety GPO and Law Enforcement GPO include contracts that focus on Fire/Rescue and Law Enforcement. All members have access to a broad range of publicly solicited contracts with discounted pricing, as well as individual discount programs. NPPGov provides live contract support five days a week with a dedicated team to assist members through all stages of the procurement process.

Benefits of cooperative contracts:

  • Competitively bid, no additional RFP necessary

  • Saves time and money in the procurement process

  • Live contract support

NPPGov is the government division of National Purchasing Partners (NPP).

NPPGov is owned by non-profit hospitals and a substantial portion of proceeds helps support medical research at Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason (BRI) in Seattle, WA.

BRI is working to predict, prevent, reverse and cure immune system diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, type 1 diabetes, lupus, Crohn’s disease, allergies and asthma.

NPPGov member purchases make a difference. Become a member and support lifesaving medical research.