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HP, IBM, SAIC to Compete on Navy Asset Location System IDIQs

wi-fiHP Enterprise Services (NYSE: HPQ), IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAI) have each won contracts to help the U.S. Navy manage equipment and other assets at medical facilities.

The contracts are potentially worth $49.9 million combined over five years and the companies will compete for delivery orders under the Real Time Location System program, the Defense Department said Friday.

Nine offers were submitted for the contracts via the FedBizOpps website.

Navy Medicine intends to use the RTLS system to maintain and manage medical equipment and have property accountability at hospitals, medical treatment facilities and branch health clinics inside and outside the continental U.S.

The Navy is obligating $75, 000 at the time of award from its fiscal year 2012 funds for each indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, multiple award contract.HP also holds a potential $543 million contract to provide an RTLS system to the Department of Veterans Affairs that uses Wi-Fi to find the locations of objects.

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