Army doubles Savi RFID contracts

The Army plans to more than double the value of its contract with Savi Technology from $207.9 million to $424.5 million for active radio frequency identification tags, readers and services to support tracking supplies for the Iraq war.

The Army’s Information Technology, E-Commerce and Commercial Contracting Center (ITEC4) said it also plans a two-year extension of the Savi active RFID contract, mirroring a similar move last September when ITEC4 boosted the value of the Savi deal from $90 million to $207 million.

Active, battery-powered RFID tags used by the Army have a range of 300 feet compared with a range of 33 feet for passive RFID tags, which the Defense Department plans to use throughout its supply chain.

In August, Savi won a blanket purchase agreement contract from ITEC4 to provide technical engineering services and integration software for all military branches trying to meet passive RFID tag policy requirements.

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