Vendor News: Defense Dept. Expands RFID Contract with Savi Tech.

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) increased its RFID II contract value with Savi Technology (Sunnyvale, Calif.) from $207.9 million to $424.5 million and extended the ordering period for the company’s active radio frequency identification (RFID) products and services by two years through January 31, 2008. The contract amendments were made by the U.S. Army’s Information Technology, E-Commerce and Commercial Contracting Center (ITEC4).

In a public notice, the Department of the Army wrote: “The extension of the ordering period and raising of the contract ceiling is necessary in order to continue to provide active RFID tags and associated supplies and services for shipments of material to the Middle East in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.”

Savi Technology has provided RFID solutions to the DoD for more than a decade. The company helped build the DoD’s In-Transit Visibility (ITV) network, which spans more than 45 countries and tracks military supplies through more than 2,000 sites. In addition to the DoD, the company provides RFID solutions for NATO, the United Kingdom, Australia, Denmark and Spain.

“We’re honored that the U.S. Department of Defense has the confidence in Savi Technology’s capabilities to continue to provide technology, product and service support so that our war fighters get the right supplies, at the right time and right location,” said David Stephens, Savi’s senior vice president­—public sector.

Source: Savi Technology.

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