Optum Secures Place on Coveted $50 Billion Federal Government Contracting Vehicle

August 09, 2018

Optum, the health services and technology business of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), has secured a position on the highly competitive governmentwide contracting vehicle called Alliant 2, which assists federal agencies in soliciting integrated information technology solutions.

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) recently announced that federal agencies can begin issuing task orders through Alliant 2.

Alliant 2 is a governmentwide acquisition contract (GWAC), with a five-year base period and five-year option, worth up to $50 billion that provides government agencies a platform to solicit IT services and projects from a list of preapproved and highly qualified companies, which includes Optum. Optum, through its federal health services business OptumServe, provides federal government agencies a range of integrated technology solutions, supporting customers' needs with leading-edge and emerging IT solutions anywhere and anytime worldwide.

"Optum is grateful to be recognized by the GSA as one of the industry leaders in providing high-quality innovative health care IT solutions to help government agencies accomplish their missions," said Lt. Gen. (ret) Patty Horoho, CEO of OptumServe. "We look forward to working with federal agencies in improving performance, enhancing the care experience and lowering costs." 

From its role in the turnaround to assisting the federal government in its health care program integrity efforts, Optum has a long history of providing valuable IT and consulting services for all levels of government. Optum recently aligned several capabilities across UnitedHealth Group under OptumServe to specifically help federal agencies address some of the biggest challenges in health care. These capabilities include health policy research, analytics and consulting, military and veteran health services, and IT infrastructure and operations.  

About OptumServe

OptumServe provides health services and proven expertise to help federal agencies tackle some of the biggest challenges in health care. We partner with the Departments of Defense, Health and Human Services, Veterans Affairs and other organizations to help modernize the U.S. health system and improve the health and well-being of the people they serve. For more on OptumServe, visit:

About Optum

Optum is a leading information and technology-enabled health services business dedicated to helping make the health system work better for everyone. With more than 100,000 people worldwide, Optum delivers intelligent, integrated solutions that help to modernize the health system and improve overall population health. Optum is part of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH).