U.S. awards $1.4 billion Iraq food supply contract to Agility
12:00 AM, June 10, 2009
Agility Defense & Government Services (DGS) announced that the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) has exercised the third option period on its contract for the supply and distribution of food and non-food products to U.S. forces in Iraq. The contract, known as the Subsistence Prime Vendor contract, requires Agility DGS to handle procurement, shipping, warehousing and distribution of food and non-food products for all branches of the U.S. military. The maximum value of the 18-month extension is $1.4 billion. “We welcome news of the extension. It’s another indication that we’ve been able to maintain exceptional performance under the most challenging conditions,” said Dan Mongeon, president and CEO of Agility DGS. “We’ve delivered with accuracy, efficiency and dependability, ensuring that U.S. troops eat properly as they perform their mission". Agility DGS originally won the Subsistence Prime Vendor contract in Dec. 2005. The extension covers the third and final option year. The company’s performance on the competitively bid contract has earned it recognition and awards from DLA and other agencies. “Through advanced logistics and extensive quality assurance measures, we’ve been extremely successful in delivering food and other items into a warzone,” Mongeon said.