WEX Inc., a South Portland, Maine-based provider of corporate payment systems, announced that the Department of Homeland Security has awarded the company a five-year blanket purchase agreement to supply vehicle telematics products and services through the GSA Schedule 70 contract.
Through the agreement, Homeland Security fleet managers from the agency’s 13 operational and support components will be able to purchase WEX telematics systems that are designed to maximize fleet efficiency and performance, integrate fleet-focused data across multiple platforms and advance the agency’s ability to deliver on its daily missions, according to WEX.
“The Department of Homeland Security operates one of the largest fleets in the U.S. today, and it’s an honor to be selected to work with this team,” said Bernie Kavanagh, senior vice president and general manager of North America large fleet and strategic relationships at WEX. “We’re looking forward to arming DHS with WEX technology to provide their fleet managers access to data-driven insights to help them manage the daily operations of their fleet.”
The Department of Homeland Security operates a fleet of approximately 52,000 vehicles, making it one of the largest federal-agency fleets in the country. Its fleet operation supports its wide array of missions, which include preventing terrorism and enhancing security, managing U.S. borders, administering immigration laws, securing cyberspace and ensuring disaster resilience.