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DroneUp announces contract to provide state-wide drone services to Rhode Island

DroneUp has announced that the State of Rhode Island has signed a Participating Addendum for the NASPO ValuePoint contract for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle services.

“This begins the offering for the purchase of complete drone solutions to all state agencies, commissions, political subdivisions, institutions, and local public bodies allowed by law,” said a company press release. “The award is the first of its kind for the drone industry and a highly anticipated announcement. DroneUp was awarded the Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Services Master Agreement  #E194-79435 by the Commonwealth of Virginia in August 2019. The Master Agreement provides UAS (drone) services to all state agencies, institutions of higher education, and other public bodies and entities.

“The services under the award are available for use by all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the territories of the United States through the National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) ValuePoint Cooperative Purchasing Organization. The State of Rhode Island will be able to use the award for the benefit of state departments, institutions, agencies, political subdivisions, and other eligible entities.

“DroneUp’s award includes but is not limited to service categories for Emergency Support ServicesLaw Enforcement SupportAerial Inspection or Mapping Data ServicesAgricultural and Game Management, and Agency Media Relations and Marketing.”

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