GSA LogoBridgewater, NJ. September 23, 2008. LabVantage announced today that it has been awarded a five-year Information Technology (IT) Schedule 70 Contract with the United States (U.S.) General Services Administration (GSA) to sell its SAPPHIRE Laboratory Information Management Suite (LIMS) and related services to eligible U.S. federal agencies and their subordinate entities. The GSA Schedule leverages the buying power of the federal government to obtain pre-negotiated contract terms and pricing to simplify and streamline LIMS procurement for federal agencies.

“We are extremely excited to be selected by the U.S government as a trusted vendor to provide best-in-class solutions for government organizations that need a LIMS,” says Ron Kasner, Vice President of Corporate Development at LabVantage. “Today, government agencies are under significant pressure to acquire solutions that satisfy their sophisticated requirements. With the contract schedule, LabVantage now provides an accelerated purchasing process, with even more competitive pricing and significantly reduced procurement costs.”

To obtain an award, a company must first satisfy the strict criteria set forth by GSA demonstrating both superior quality and competitive pricing. LabVantage underwent an extensive vetting process, including a detailed financial assessment, credit check, and reference check. In the schedule, LabVantage has agreed to offer government agencies a pre-negotiated package for:

Software Licenses
Software Maintenance & Support
Training
Professional Services

“Receiving a GSA Schedule Contract Award is the culmination of an extensive evaluation process conducted by the GSA and is a true testament to LabVantage’s capabilities, performance history, and customer satisfaction,” states Jim Aurelio, CEO & President of LabVantage. “In addition, since many state and local government agencies also require a bidding company to be a GSA Schedule 70 Contractor, these organizations can more easily solicit and procure laboratory informatics solutions from LabVantage.”

About LabVantage. LabVantage Solutions, Inc., an innovative global provider of enterprise solutions tailored for leading laboratories, serves discovery, development, formulation, process research, raw material testing, and quality management laboratories across multiple industries. LabVantage’s SAPPHIRE, a zero-footprint laboratory information management suite, is tailored to manage an organization’s critical laboratory information across its worldwide operations to optimize productivity and more effectively share knowledge. LabVantage is headquartered in Bridgewater, NJ, U.S.A. Further information about LabVantage and SAPPHIRE is available at www.labvantage.com.

About GSA. The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) leverages the buying power of the federal government to acquire best value for taxpayers and its federal customers. GSA exercises responsible asset management, and delivers superior workplaces, quality acquisition services, and expert business solutions. GSA’s strategic goals are to establish and facilitate stewardship, superior workplaces, best value and innovation. More information about GSA is available at www.gsa.gov.

LabVantage, SAPPHIRE, and their respective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of LabVantage Solutions, Inc. in the U.S, the European Community, and other countries around the world. All other product and service names mentioned are the trademarks of their respective companies.

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