The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Troop Support, Clothing and Textiles (C&T) Directorate, anticipates the award of a Fixed Price Service contract with an Economic Price Adjustment (EPA) allowed for standard freight and dedicated truck shipments, for Third Party Logistics (3PL) support. This initiative represents the U.S. Army 3PL Program, a DLA Troop Support initiative to provide storage, warehousing, and distribution of DLA apparel inventory including boots, coats, trousers, caps, and physical fitness uniforms.
The 3PL Contractor will not be responsible for requisitioning clothing or equipment items from the manufacturing community. Rather, DLA Troop Support will procure the replenishment quantities and advise manufacturers to ship directly to the 3PL Contractor. The apparel and equipment items to be stored will be Government owned materiel. The current program procedures are as follows: The 3PL Contractor receives shipments daily from commercial clothing and item manufacturers, U.S Government supply depots and/or other 3PLs; stocks the items; and ships directly to C&T customers as instructed.
The acquisition will be conducted in accordance with FAR 6.1 full and open competition on an unrestricted basis.
The Government anticipates the following Annual Estimated Quantity (AEQ) of Material Release Order (MRO) – i.e. requisition – quantities for the base period and each term option period.
Contract Period AEQ
Two-Year Base Period 410,000
Option Period 1 (year 3) 260,000
Option Period 2 (year 4) 260,000
Option Period 3 (year 5) 260,000
Option Period 4 (year 6) 260,000
Option Period 5 (year 7) 260,000
Option Period 5 (6 mo. Extension) 130,000
The technical factors to be evaluated for this acquisition are: 1) Technical: 1a) Inventory Management and Distribution, 1b) Warehousing Capabilities, 2) Past Performance Confidence Assessment, and 3) Small Business Participation.
Availability of solicitations: FAR 5.102(d) applies, as our office no longer issues solicitations or amendments in paper form.
The solicitation will be posted on the DLA Internet Bid Board System (DIBBS) home page at https://www.dibbs.bsm.dla.mil/ and/or beta.sam.gov. Detailed system requirements and instructions for registration can be also be found on the DIBBS home page.
All contractors MUST be registered in SAM (System for Award Management) in order to be eligible for award. All responsible sources may submit offers, which DLA Troop Support shall consider.