Everbridge Awarded “Optional Use” Contract by Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA) for Emergency Notification Services
Glendale, Calif. – Oct. 30, 2013 – Everbridge, the leading provider of critical communication solutions, today announced that it will provide emergency alert services for the Commonwealth of Virginia, including localities, higher education, and K-12 organizations, as part of an “optional use” contract with the Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA). Under the agreement, all Virginia public organizations can use Everbridge to send emergency notifications via emails, texts, and phone calls and alert emergency responders to activate during crises.
VITA is offering a cost-effective, streamlined procurement process that allows Virginia’s state and county governments to take advantage of Everbridge citizen alerting and employee notification capabilities. The VITA contract is designed to eliminate equipment and maintenance costs, reduce paperwork, and ultimately is a procurement vehicle that will result in savings for the Commonwealth of Virginia, both in procurement efficiency and in the costs of emergency alert and notification services.
The Virginia Department of Emergency Management is the first user of the contract and plans on utilizing Everbridge for employee notifications during emergencies. Everbridge contacts workers and citizens based on the contact information they provide, according to their preferences, and stops sending messages after respondents confirm receipt.
“The VITA agreement ensures Virginia organizations can use Everbridge for citizen, employee, and emergency alerts. Everbridge will help increase awareness and safety among public organizations throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia,” said Imad Mouline, chief technology officer, Everbridge.
For more information, please see VITA contract number: VA-130514-EVBR.About Everbridge
Everbridge provides critical communication solutions to more than 30 million end users in all major industries and government sectors around the globe. The Everbridge solutions suite allows clients to manage emergencies, mass notifications, incident communications, and situational intelligence from a single system. Ultimately, these solutions help clients save lives, manage critical activities and improve the efficiency of daily operations. For more information about Everbridge, please see www.everbridge.com.