US Defense Department Selects Savi as Sole Provider for RFID-IV Contract
The United States Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded Savi a five-year contract as the sole provider to the RFID-IV program (Contract #: W52P1J-14-D-0014). Today’s RFID-IV award follows the $204 million solicitation issued by the DoD in September of 2013 to support the Product Director Automated Movement and Identification Solutions (PD AMIS) mission. As the initial RFID-IV contract, it establishes a $102 million ceiling for Savi to provide the DoD and other agencies with a comprehensive array of hardware and software products including active Radio Frequency Identification (aRFID) sensors, readers, Real-Time Location Systems (RTLS), Satellite Communication (SATCOM) and related solutions for global asset planning and tracking of personnel, equipment and sustainment cargo worldwide.
“Throughout our 25-year history, Savi has maintained a strong partnership with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and the dedicated personnel responsible for the sophisticated tasks of automatic identification, transportation and logistics tracking across the armed services around the globe”
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“Throughout our 25-year history, Savi has maintained a strong partnership with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and the dedicated personnel responsible for the sophisticated tasks of automatic identification, transportation and logistics tracking across the armed services around the globe,” said Bill Clark, President and Chief Executive Officer, Savi. “Being selected to fulfill the requirements of RFID-IV reflects Savi’s long-standing history as the pioneer, innovator and inventor of technologies, products and protocols that facilitate the use of sensors to improve operational analysis, efficiency and insight—and reaffirms our leadership status as the premier provider of both military RFID systems and the enabler of critical asset tracking capabilities on an enormous scale.”
Savi is the only company to be selected as a prime contractor on all four of the RFID-named contracts (RFID-I, -II, -III) and has now been named the sole provider twice (RFID-II and –IV). Over the course of the first three RFID contracts - which had a combined ceiling of more than $1 billion - Savi won more than 97% of all awards, totaling more than 61% of the combined ceiling.
“RFID-IV is a crucial element to the AMIS vision of a DoD-wide enterprise that leverages identification and information technologies to enable efficient use of global asset planning and the movement and tracking of personnel, equipment and sustainment cargo from home station to destination and back,” said Jim Alexander, Product Director, PD AMIS. “The AMIS mission to provide the DoD with AIT and RFID products and services continues realization through this contract award.”
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