Up to $100M to Savi for RFID Tags and Mounting Brackets
Lockheed Martin’s Savi Technology in Mountain View, CA received a maximum $100 million firm-fixed-price, indefinite-quantity/ indefinite-delivery, sole source contract for radio frequency identification (RFID) tags and magnetic mounting brackets. RFID tags are similar to wireless bar codes and are used to track US military supplies and equipment.
The firm has worked with the US military for over a decade to build their RF In-Transit Visibility (ITV) network, which spans more than 45 countries and tracks military supplies through 4,000 sites. “US Getting Savi at Ammo Depots” has more on the RF ITV network.
Savi was selected in December 2008 to compete for work on the US Army’s RFID III contract…
RFID III is a $428 million indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract set up by the US Army on behalf of all the services for active RFID hardware, software and engineering services. The competitively bid RFID III contract, administered by the US Army’s Product Manager Joint-Automatic Identification Technology (PM J-AIT) office, is open to purchase orders from other US federal agencies and non-U.S. defense forces as well.
Under Savi’s recent contract, the Army, Air Force and the Defense Logistics Agency will use the RFID tags and mounting brackets at their stock locations. The contract consists of a 2-year base period and two 1-year option periods. The contract will run through Sept 23/11. The Defense Supply Center Philadelphia manages the contract (SPM8EF-09-D-0004).