RMI Awarded $95M USAID Contract, Opens Federal Office in Washington, D.C.

A shipment of HIV rapid tests being delivered to Nigeria. Photo credit: David Fombot.
A shipment of HIV rapid tests being delivered to Nigeria.

SEATTLE, June 16, 2015 – Remote Medical International (RMI), a leading global provider of remote medical logistics, supplies, personnel, and training, announced today that it has been awarded a $95 million contract from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

Under the contract, RMI will provide HIV rapid test kits to USAID and its partner programs around the world. These kits can provide HIV test results in a non-clinical setting within 30 minutes of use. The HIV rapid test kits are a vital tool in the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the government initiative to provide critical supplies to address the global HIV/AIDS epidemic.

The contract is part of the $10.5 billion Global Health Supply Chain Program, one of the largest and most visible USAID programs in the world. The program purchases and distributes life-saving medicine and health supplies in more than 50 developing countries worldwide. The value of RMI’s contract with USAID may extend to an estimated $300 million over the next eight years.

“RMI is honored to work with the U.S. government in its ongoing effort to save and improve lives in developing countries,” said Brian A. Vincent, President and CEO of Remote Medical International. “In order to better accommodate the needs of USAID and other federal customers, RMI has opened an office in Washington, D.C. Our new office is an important step in expanding our existing global footprint and leveraging our multinational expertise to continue to provide premier medical services to companies and individuals in remote locations on every continent.”

As Remote Medical International’s Vice President of Federal Systems, Kelley DeConciliis will oversee the company’s efforts on the USAID contract, provide strategic direction over federal accounts and manage operations out of the company’s new D.C. office. DeConciliis brings 15 years of experience spanning health IT, business development and operations in the commercial, federal, state, and local government sectors. Kelley’s background includes working on federal projects such as deploying the Department of Defense’s electronic medical records, managing grant programs to aid emergency response to Mass Casualty Incidents (MCI) and providing counter-bioterrorism training and simulations for first-responders and clinicians.

“I am excited to lead the expansion of RMI and promote its mission with our new federal office in D.C.,” DeConciliis said. “Our world-class infrastructure and long-standing history of success in providing customizable remote medical services and equipment during contingency, hazardous, and wartime operations position us to be a valuable asset to federal programs and agencies.”

The new office is located at 1530 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 410, in Rosslyn, Virginia.