SAIC picked as supply chain manager

Science Applications International Corp. won a 10-year contract worth up to $600 million from the Defense Logistics Agency to serve as supply chain manager for spare parts for Navy and Marine aircraft, the company said yesterday.

The contract is for three years at $150 million, with three additional option periods worth an estimated $450 million.

Under the fixed-price contract, called Generation II Integrated Prime Vendor, SAIC also will support the depot overhaul and maintenance of aircraft subassemblies, engines, ground support equipment, avionics equipment and other major items.

The contract is part of the Defense Logistics Agency's strategy for integrated logistics support to provide timely supply management and parts availability for weapon system readiness.

The program will be managed from SAIC's office in Springfield, Va.

SAIC will provide support to these naval air depots: Cherry Point in Havelock, N.C.; North Island in San Diego; and Jacksonville in Jacksonville, Fla. The company provides Prime Vendor support to the Air Force at Warner Robins Air Logistics Center in Georgia, Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center in Oklahoma, and Ogden Air Logistics Center in Utah.

SAIC, a San Diego research and engineering company, is No. 5 on Washington Technology's 2004 Top 100 list of federal prime contractors. The company employs 43,000 workers and had revenue of $6.7 billion for the fiscal year ended Jan. 31.

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