US extends Agility's food service contract
Kuwait, August 16, 2010
Kuwait-based Agility, a leading provider of global supply chain solutions, has been cleared to continue procuring and delivering food supplies to US troops in Iraq and Kuwait until December 4, 2010.
The decision follows a 'compelling reasons determination' made by the US
Defense Logistics Agency (DLA).
Agility had been scheduled to transition the work to another company, Anham, which won the follow-on to Agility's Prime Vendor II contract on April 14.The award to Anham was protested by other bidders, delaying the transition.
DLA made its compelling needs determination in May, but Agility did not receive a written copy of the DLA memorandum until last week.
Vice Admiral Alan S Thompson, director of DLA, made the determination in a memo to the Defense Supply Center Philadelphia (DSCP), the branch of DLA responsible for the Prime Vendor II contract.
'Continued performance by (Agility) through the end of its contract is critical to continuity of support,' Thompson wrote.
The memorandum said Thompson made his determination at the request of a DSCP contracting officer. Agility has held the Prime Vendor contracts since 2003. -Business Wire