The National Institutes of Health has awarded CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) a potential 10-year, $62.7 million contract to deliver network connectivity, colocation and data backup services to two NIH facilities.
CenturyLink will provide managed data center services to the NIH-run National Library of Medicine and Center for Information Technology, the company said Thursday.
The contract has a one-year, $3.2 million base period with nine option years, and follows a similar 10-year agreement between the company and the agency.
CenturyLink’s data center portfolio holds a Federal Information Security Management Act-moderate rating status.
The National Library of Medicine supplies biomedical and healthcare information to communities across the U.S., while the Center for Information Technology offers computing services to federal health agencies.