Portsmouth, RI (PRWEB) July 23, 2009
The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has granted A2B Tracking Solutions Inc. (http://www.uidsolutions.com) a blanket purchase agreement (BPA) for up to $4 million in support of a GSA contract announced late last year on behalf of the US Air Force. The earlier, five-year contract, worth up to $70 million, calls for delivery of some 10 million item unique identification (IUID) Data Matrix bar code labels and plates to Air Force installations around the world.
"This blanket purchase agreement enables A2B to provide further services that will boost a robust roll-out of IUID within the Air Force," says A2B Chief Operations Officer, Tim Collins. "Early stage preparation and fulfillment has gone smoothly, with other military services showing interest in the Air Force model."
IUID (item unique identification) is Department of Defense (DoD) policy requiring all assets owned by DoD, including assets in the possession of contractors, to be marked with a unique serialized identification number in accordance with MIL STD 130. The goal is lifecycle management and visibility of all assets within the IUID Registry. Benefits of IUID include enhanced logistics, maintenance and readiness of assets that are used in national defense.
About A2B Tracking Solutions Inc.
A2B Tracking Solutions Inc. of Portsmouth, RI is the leading provider of total solutions for bar code tracking. Most recently A2B has developed UID Comply!® data management software that streamlines the IUID compliance process. Since it was founded in 1994, A2B has lead the bar code industry movement into mobile computing, developing a state-of-the-art mobile tracking system for one of America's largest parcel delivery companies. Principals of A2B include founders of the bar code industry who have lead innovations in applications for 40 years. To date, A2B has completed more than 3,000 tracking installations around the world.
A2B Tracking Solutions Inc.