The US Army Sustainment Command (ACC) has selected Fluor-ManTech Logistics Solutions (FMLS) and KBR to compete for the multibillion dollar emerging enhanced army global logistics enterprise (EAGLE) programme contract.
As prime contractors, the two companies will now submit bids for the multiple-award deal that covers US Army future logistics requirements, such as maintenance operations, support and transportation services.
Scheduled to replace the army's existing field and installations readiness support team (FIRST) contract, the EAGLE programme has a potential value of $23.5bn for all awardees and includes a five-year performance period.
Fluor Government Group president Bruce Stanski said: "The FMLS team is well-positioned to deliver maintenance, logistics and supply services to support our military's mission."
KBR North American Government and Logistics president Richard Ambrose added: "This programme allows us to showcase our core competencies domestically, as well as internationally, and to continue supporting the mission of our biggest client."
The army is expected to issue the task order requests under the contract from mid-October, and selected companies will perform work as part of basic ordering agreements, which represents a written understanding against a traditional contract between the government and contractors.
Sustainment services will be used by the army's directorate of logistics organisations and other groups within the branch for transportation, refurbishment and maintenance of equipment in the field, with an aim of keeping it ready for deployment.
In addition to monitoring kit life to ensure serviceability and availability, services will be used for providing pre-deployment training on equipment to troops.
Work is scheduled to be carried out at the Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alaska, and also across army facilities in Afghanistan and Kuwait.
Other EAGLE prime contractors include Lockheed Martin and ITT Exelis.