Enterprise Performance Based Logistics Contract
For those of you engaged in development and/or implementation of Performance Based Life Cycle Product Support (PBL) product support strategies, encourage you to take a look at the “Enterprise Performance Based Logistics Contract (Solicitation Number: SPRPA112R006Y)”announcement on the FedBizOps.gov (Federal Business Opportunities) website.
According to the announcement, “as authorized by the Joint Logistics Board, the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Philadelphia Aviation intends to issue a solicitation to place a new Enterprise Performance Based Logistics contract. Under the proposed contract, the contractor will procure, stock, repair, modify and/or replace, store and ship serviceable Ready-For-Issue (RFI) equipment directly to the end user within guaranteed delivery time frames The PBL contract will require an integrated product life cycle approach. The purpose of this PBL contract is to drive efficiencies and cost savings to the Department of Defense. The PBL will provide support for aircraft engines and jet turbine auxiliary power units. Also included are aircraft accessory drives, wheels, brakes, main fuel controls, other assorted environmental controls, valves and avionics components. The items support the A-10, B-1, E-3, H-60, F-15, C-5, F/A-18, F-16, V-22, P-3, C-2, C-130, CH-47, MQ-9, P-8A, KC-767, aircraft and aviation ground power units and the M1 Abrams Tank...the PBL contract may require both reliability sustainment and reliability improvements….”
According to the Performance Based Logistics Program Office Lead in the Defense Logistics Agency, Strategic Programs and Initiatives Office, “this initiative leverages an enterprise PBL business model to support Auxiliary Power Units (APUs) and other components. Projected savings are 20 percent over the current cost of doing business."