FirstLight Appointed Authorized Pennsylvania COSTARS Program Supplier

FirstLight was named as an authorized supplier for Pennsylvania’s COSTARS Cooperative Purchasing Program.

This program gives state municipalities, agencies and authorities access to verified vendor options and competitive pricing across a platform of 39 categories of goods and services. COSTARS serves to eliminate the public bidding process, save time and conserve internal resources. Members can purchase directly from the COSTARS authorized vendors.

The fiber-optic data, internet, data center, cloud, unified communications (UC) and managed services provider’s expansion into Pennsylvania was first announced in October of 2019; it continues to expand its high capacity, low latency fiber optic network throughout the state.

“We’re honored to be a COSTARS authorized vendor through the Pennsylvania Department of General Services,” said Patrick Coughlin, FirstLight’s Chief Development Officer. “As a service provider and technology partner, not only does FirstLight’s expansion into Pennsylvania bring a quality option to enterprises in the state, but thousands of Pennsylvania government entities now have access to our services via the COSTARS Program. We’re looking forward to serving members with the reliable, quality connectivity and communications solutions we’re known for across the Northeast.”

FirstLight is eligible to provide services to all 9,000 of its public procurement entities.