BOULDER, COLO. — March 25, 2014 — BI Incorporated, the U.S. leader for electronic monitoring products and services, has entered an exclusive agreement with U.S. Communities, the leading national government purchasing alliance.
This exclusive contract was awarded through a competitive solicitation process conducted by the lead public agency, City and County of Denver, a U.S. Communities Advisory Board member. The multi-year award allows city, county and state governmental agencies to contract with BI for its offender monitoring technologies and reentry services at highly competitive prices. “We are excited to be the lead public agency on this national procurement contract. We believe this is a valuable tool for any public agency looking to acquire electronic monitoring solutions. As a current customer, we understand the value this brings to not only our community but other cities, counties and states,” said Jim McIntyre, director of purchasing for the City and County of Denver.
“First, we are pleased to continue our relationship with the City and County of Denver through this agreement as Denver operates an outstanding electronic monitoring program today,” said Jock Waldo, vice president of marketing for BI Incorporated. “Additionally, we are extremely pleased that we will now be able, through the U.S. Communities agreement, to offer the same level of products and services to agencies nationwide at best value.”
Increasingly, governmental agencies are looking to community-based programs — such as electronic monitoring and reentry services— to reduce prison and jail costs and help offenders return to the community with enhanced supervision, treatment and training. “The recession pushed cities, counties and state agencies to the brink financially, and many have learned over the last several years that these alternatives to detention offer great flexibility for community supervision and cost control,” Waldo said.
Established in 1978, BI works with more than 1,700 correctional agencies nationwide. BI offers more than a dozen electronic monitoring systems, including BI ExacuTrack® One, a GPS tracking system typically used on high-risk offenders; BI TAD®, an ankle-worn device that monitors sobriety continuously; SOBERLINK SL2, a handheld alcohol monitoring system; and traditional electronic monitoring systems such as BI HomeGuard® 200, a system that monitors curfews and schedules.
U.S. Communities aggregates the purchasing power of more than 90,000 public agencies nationwide by offering registered agencies the ability to make purchases through existing, competitively solicited contracts between a supplier, such as BI, and a lead public agency. Public agencies pay no costs and are charged no fees to participate.
About BI Incorporated
Established in 1978, BI Incorporated is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The GEO Group (NYSE: GEO), a global leader in the delivery of correctional, detention, and community reentry services to federal, state, and local government agencies. BI provides a full continuum of offender monitoring technologies and community reentry services for parolees, probationers, pretrial defendants and illegal aliens involved in the U.S. immigration court process. BI also owns and operates an ISO-certified national monitoring center, providing 24/7 expert support supervision services exclusively to governmental agencies. BI works closely with corrections officials to cost effectively reduce recidivism, promote public safety, and strengthen the communities they serve.