USA: NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support Gets Multimillion Contract

NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support awarded a $218.4M Performance Based Logistics (PBL) contract to Bell-Boeing for the V-22 Osprey Oct. 4.

This Cost Plus Inventive Fee (CPIF) contract delivers supply support for 168 line items of repairable and consumable components common to the Air Force CV-22 and Marine Corps MV-22 tilt-rotor aircraft.

The Joint V-22 contract is the first awarded PBL designed from the outset to support both Navy and Air Force unique components and components common to both Services. In addition, the PBL leverages customer service agreements for depot-level maintenance with Fleet Readiness Center (FRC)-East in Cherry Point, N.C. and FRC-Southwest in San Diego.

“Dr. Carter, Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, has challenged our NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support Team to innovate, to reinvent, and to greatly improve DOD’s buying power,” said NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support Director of Contracting Capt. Chris Mosher. “This support strategy and contract structure incentivizes affordable readiness. It’s designed to reward improved performance and to encourage cost control.”

The contract performs through Dec. 31, 2016 and contains language that encourages Bell-Boeing to improve repair and supply chain capability while also returning a portion of cost to the Navy for efficiencies realized during performance. This contract award increases current active PBLs at NAVSUP WSS to 31.

“The V-22 Joint PBL is a key step in supporting the V-22 for the next 36 years of the expected life cycle.” said NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support Operations Director Capt. Duke Heinz. “The V-22 Joint PBL is a combination of best practices to achieve a ready and affordable V-22 fleet.”

“I am extremely pleased with the culmination of all the hard work of NAVSUP WSS, Industry and the PMA team in support of this contract award. This is an essential element of our long standing support strategy focused on increasing readiness and lowering O&S cost,” said V-22 Program Manager, Col. Greg Masiello.

A field activity of the Naval Supply Systems Command, NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support is the U.S. Navy’s supply chain manager providing worldwide support to the aviation, surface ship, and submarine communities. Formerly known as the Naval Inventory Control Point, NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support provides Navy, Marine Corps, joint and allied forces with products and services that deliver combat capability through logistics. With more than 2,000 civilian and military personnel employed at its two Pennsylvania sites, NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support’s Philadelphia site supports aircraft while its Mechanicsburg site supports ships and submarines.

Naval Today Staff,October 07, 2012