In a first, DroneUp, an end-to-end drone pilot service provider for aerial data collection, has secured a contract for the total unmanned aerial systems (UAS) services by the Commonwealth (US State) of Virginia.
The service contract covers services for all state agencies, institutions of higher education, and other public bodies and entities.
Under the “lead state model”, 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. Participating states will be able to use the award for the benefit of state departments, institutions, agencies, political subdivisions, and other eligible entities. For further information please see www.NASPOValuePoint.org.
Tom Walker, DroneUp’s CEO, stated “We appreciate the Commonwealth’s efforts to streamline public sector access to leading-edge UAS services through this award. We look forward to supporting our hardworking state and local agencies both in the Commonwealth and nationwide.”
The award was one after a competitive request-for-proposal process with multiple national drone organizations.
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