Unifire wins special operational equipment bridge contract from US DLA

12 March 2020 (Last Updated March 12th, 2020 10:42)

Mission Ready Solutions' wholly owned subsidiary Unifire has secured a special operational equipment bridge contract from the US Defense Logistics Agency (DLA).

Unifire wins special operational equipment bridge contract from US DLA
The Defense Logistics Agency headquarters at Fort Belvoir in Virginia, US. Credit: Tex Jobe, US Army Corps of Engineers.

Mission Ready Solutions’ wholly owned subsidiary Unifire has secured a special operational equipment bridge contract from the US Defense Logistics Agency (DLA).

The $4bn indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract (SPE8EJ-20-D-0014) was awarded to Unifire and five other companies under solicitation SPM8EJ-13-R-0001 with respect to the extension of DLA’s Special Operational Equipment (SOE) Tailored Logistics Support (TLS) contract.

Other companies that won the contract are Tactical & Survival Specialties, WS Darley & Co, Atlantic Diving Supply, Federal Resources Supply and Quantico Tactical.

Under the SOE TLS programme, which is developed and supported by the DLA, the US Military, US Federal Agencies, and other authorised customers can order brand-specific, commercial off-the-shelf part-numbered items through the six prime vendors.

Unifire president John Stone said: “This bridge will ensure seamless support for our war-fighters and we are focused and committed to our execution at the highest level.

“We plotted an ambitious roadmap for growth that began in 2019. This contract will be instrumental in the company’s efforts to obtain increasingly favourable capital facilities to secure further contract awards, fuel our growth trajectory and challenge our own sales objectives for the coming quarters.”

DLA will contact the prime vendors when a request is submitted for a specific product.

Prior to responding to DLA with their best price and lead time, vendors will request a price quote from the manufacturers in their respective networks.

With this, the end-user will benefit from the vendor’s pre-established relationships and secure favourable pricing.

Mission Ready Solutions president and CEO Jeff Schwartz said: “We have the great fortune of working with some of the most proficient names in the government contracting industry, from Unifire’s accomplished sales team led by John Stone, to the top tier counsel directing the company’s pre-award protest initiative (which has been elevated to the COFC from the GAO), to many notable vendor partners helping to bring it all together.”