DroneUp, LLC signed a Participating Addendum with the State of Connecticut established as the Procurement Division Contract #19PSX0049. This begins the offering for the purchase of complete drone solutions to all state agencies, political subdivisions, and institutions in accordance with Conn. Gen. Stat. §4a-54. The award is the first of its kind for the drone industry and a highly anticipated announcement.
“We are eager to provide new drone technology services to our state, and we are excited that our local drone pilot operators will have the opportunity to provide these services,” said Greg Mooney, Contract Specialist with the State of Connecticut.
DroneUp, an end-to-end drone pilot service provider for aerial data collection 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 Connecticut 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 biznet.ct.gov.
DroneUp’s award includes but is not limited to service categories for Emergency Services, Law Enforcement Support, Aerial Inspection or Mapping Data Services, Agricultural and Gaming, and Agency Media Relations and Marketing. It’s anticipated that the primary users will be the Departments of Aviation, Emergency Management, Transportation, Forestry, Mines, Minerals and Energy, and all Public Universities and Community Colleges.
Tom Walker, DroneUp’s CEO, stated “We appreciate the 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 Connecticut and nationwide.”