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Performance Based Logistics (PBL) in the News

Performance Based Logistics (PBL) in the News

Performance Based Logistics (PBL) in the News
Bill Kobren
The Navy recently announced the renewal of their H-60 Seahawk PBL contract with Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission System (LMRMS). According to the Navy’s February 15, 2020 announcement entitled “Naval Supply Signs $2.3 Billion UH-60 Renewal Contract”, “…the H-60 Seahawk PBL renewal is NAVSUP WSS’ fourth PBL contract with LMRMS since 2004, and runs from Feb. 2020 to Jan. 2027 (a five-year period of performance and an option to extend for two years). This contract will continue to provide value to the fleet and demonstrate the benefits of long-term contractual arrangements, allowing the government to roll out best practices into follow-on contracts.”

The announcement goes on to add that “this PBL contract, based on Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 15 (Contracting by Negotiation), provides supply support for the MH-60R/S helicopter platform. It will cover almost a thousand individual items comprised of Weapon Replaceable Assemblies (WRAs) and Shop Replaceable Assemblies (SRAs) and includes the main rotor blade, main gearbox and the Airborne Low Frequency Sonar (ALFS)….The Seahawk PBL is organically sourced with three Fleet Readiness Centers: Southeast, East and Southwest, along with Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Keyport and Tobyhanna Army Depot.”

Astute members of the life cycle logistics community will note that the Navy’s H-60 Seahawk PBL Team from the Naval Supply Systems Command Weapon System Support (NAVSUP WSS) was also recently recognized as the winner of the 2019 DoD System Level PBL Award.