Call for Nominations for the 2022 DoD PBL Awards
DoD has issued a call for nominations for the annual Secretary of Defense Performance-Based Logistics Awards in a June 13, 2022 Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition & Sustainment memo entitled “2022 Secretary of Defense Performance Based Logistics Award Nominations”.
According to this new memo, "Performance-Based Logistics (PBL) is a key Department of Defense strategy for delivering integrated, affordable, performance-based product support solutions designed to deliver Warfighter requirements and reduce cost. The tenets of PBL incentivize productivity and innovation in industry and government. The Department instituted the PBL Awards to enhance awareness and encourage excellence of this important strategy. Prior winners have achieved superior performance for the Warfighter while controlling cost growth, addressing long-term affordability, and promoting industry competition and innovation. Through the PBL Awards, the Department recognizes organizations responsible for outstanding achievements in PBL development, implementation, and execution. The awards honor performance in two categories: System Level and Subsystem Level, to include all other subassemblies, components, products and services. The winners in each category will be acknowledged at the next Secretary of Defense Product Support Manager Workshop and by formal presentation of the award at their command.”
Nominations for this prestigious award are due by Friday, November 4, 2022. Detailed submission instructions and criteria are contained in the announcement memorandum on the DoD Performance Based Logistics Community of Practice (PBL CoP). When the winners are announced, details will be posted to “Award Winning Programs” section of the PBL CoP along with information about previous winners dating back to award program inception in 2005.
As a side note for those who may be looking for examples of successful PBL implementation strategies, encourage you to peruse the list of previous winners’ nomination packages, as well as take a look at a video from our ongoing “Powerful Examples of Program Success” series entitled “Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Use of Outcome-Based Performance Based Logistics (PBL) Product Support Strategies”.