Savi named sole provider for US DoD’s RFID-IV contract

13 April 2014 (Last Updated April 13th, 2014 18:30)

Savi has been selected as the sole provider for the US Department of Defense’s (DoD) multi-year radio frequency identification IV (RFID-IV) contract.

Savi has been selected as the sole provider for the US Department of Defense's (DoD) multi-year radio frequency identification IV (RFID-IV) contract.

The contract was awarded following the $204m solicitation issued by the DoD in September 2013 to support the product-director-automated movement and identification solutions (PD AMIS) mission.

It establishes a $102m ceiling for the company to provide hardware and software products to the DoD and other agencies.

These include 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.

"The contract was awarded following the $204m solicitation issued by the DoD in September 2013 to support the product-director-automated movement and identification solutions (PD AMIS) mission."

PD AMIS product director Jim Alexander said: "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.

"The AMIS mission to provide the DoD with AIT and RFID products and services continues realisation through this contract award."

Savi was also selected as a prime contractor on all four of the RFID-named contracts, the first three of which had a combined ceiling of more than $1bn.

In addition to directly supplying hardware and software, the company has partnered with several world-class technology and services companies to work on the RFID-IV.

Hardware providers include Identec Solutions, Intermec by Honeywell, Orbcomm and Ubisense, while technical engineering service providers include Northrop Grumman and Evanhoe and Associates.

Savi's hardware and software components are integrated into every aspect of the DoD radio frequency in-transit visibility (RF-ITV) network, which tracks material as it moves through the DoD supply chain.

In addition, the solutions are also used by allied military units, including Nato and the Australian Defence Force.

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