SAIC receives logistics contract extension

Science Applications International Corp. has received a three-year extension on its industrial prime vendor contract with the Defense Logistics Agency's Defense Supply Center in Philadelphia, the company announced Jan. 2. The extension gives the five-year contract a potential value of more than $200 million.

The original indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract was awarded to SAIC of San Diego in early 2000, designating the company the industrial prime vendor for supply chain management of bench stock to the Air Force. Under the terms of the agreement, SAIC will provide expendable parts support to the Air Force's three Air Logistics Centers, located in Warner Robins, Ga.; Oklahoma City; and Ogden, Utah.

"We are very pleased with the IPV program at the Air Logistics Centers," said Col. Phil Liller, director of General and Industrial at the Defense Supply Center in Philadelphia. "The metrics, including bin fill rates, have definitely shown improvement under this program. Our intention is to continue to evolve the IPV program in order to provide our maintenance customers the highest fill rates and customer service at the best possible cost."

Along with the three-year extension of the IPV contract, the program will expand to include 19,000 additional parts. The program will be managed from SAIC's office in Warner Robins, Ga.

"Together with its principal supplier, Honeywell International Inc., the SAIC team has exceeded the contract fill rate requirements of 98 percent having the supply part available when the depot maintenance technician comes to the storage space looking for a spare part," said Ed Barnes, senior vice president for IPV operations with SAIC.

In addition to Honeywell, the IPV team is supported by more than 6,000 vendors.

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