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Latest update : 2008-12-19

SupplyCore, a 110-employee US logistics company, was awarded a $4.4 billion contract by the Pentagon for support of tactical and non-tactical wheeled vehicle fleets for the US military, according to a Pentagon statement.

AFP -  The Pentagon awarded a maximum 4.4-billion-dollar contract over ten years to SupplyCore, a small American logistics company, the agency announced in a statement Thursday.
  
SupplyCore, based in Rockford, Illinois, was provided an "indefinite quantity contract for support of tactical and non-tactical wheeled vehicle fleets" for the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps, the statement said.
  
The vehicles include the Humvee, Bradley, and M939 Series trucks.
  
The 110-employee company will be tasked with providing parts and supply chain management services at Defense Department facilities, SupplyCore indicated.
  
The contract "is one of the largest small business set-asides ever awarded by the Department of Defense," SupplyCore said in a statement.
  
"SupplyCore was required to show they were competitive with the large businesses that competed for the contract in both price and delivery capability," it said.
  
Four proposals were solicited for the contract, and the Pentagon received three responses.
  
"As a leader within the small business community, SupplyCore is able to manage an extensive supply chain that includes many highly capable small manufacturers," SupplyCore said.

Date created : 2008-12-19

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