Washington: Liquor Control Board Picks Firm For Seed-To-Sale Marijuana Tracking
BioTrackTHC to Provide Traceability Software
By Steve Elliott
The Washington State Liquor Control Board (WSLCB) on Friday announced that BioTrackTHC is the apparent successful proposer to provide traceability software to the agency for its "seed-to-sale" marijuana tracking program. ("Apparent successful proposer" is the official term until contract terms are finalized.)
The traceability software will be able to trace cannabis products from start to sale and allows the WSLCB to monitor and track any plant or product in the system at any time. Accurately tracking licensee transactions and products is a major public safety component of Initiative 502.
Based in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, BioTrackTHC is a software company which designs, develops and supports marijuana specific seed-to-sale inventory control systems. Their software is deployed in nearly 200 marijuana operations across seven states, the District of Columbia and Canada.
BioTrackTHC scored 1041.65 points out of a maximum of 1200, making them the highest scoring bidder, according to the WSLCB.
“Announcing the selection of a vendor for our traceability system is one more piece of the puzzle in creating a tightly controlled and regulated cannabis system for the state of Washington,” said I-502 Project Manager Randy Simmons.
There is a brief protest period where unsuccessful bidders can challenge the decision. The WSLCB will move simultaneously to negotiate the contract.
Additional information -- including the bid from BioTrackTHC, a breakdown of the RFP submitted bids and other documents -- is available on the WSLCB website at http://www.liq.wa.gov.