Defense Logistics Agency announces Superior Suppliers for 2014

Dec 10, 2014, 16:27 ET from Defense Logistics Agency

FORT BELVOIR, Va., Dec. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the Defense Logistics Agency announced its top performing supply contractors for Fiscal Years 2013 and 2014 as part of the Department of Defense's Superior Supplier Incentive Program.

The SSIP is an extension of the Department's Better Buying Power initiative and is designed to incentivize contractor performance by identifying suppliers with the highest rankings in areas such as cost, schedule, performance, quality, and business relations.

"Given DLA's mission to support our warfighters around the world, it's important to recognize those companies with proven track records for superior performance in government contracting," said Matthew Beebe, head of DLA's acquisition directorate. "At the same time, we hope it stimulates a conversation within companies that didn't make the list on how to do better."

DLA considered 153 of its parts and commodity suppliers with the largest contracts that have done business with the agency over the past two years.  To be eligible for consideration, companies – or their subsidiary business units – had to have DLA contracts with a proven record of performance as well as an established rating in the federal Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS). Companies with primarily service-oriented contracts were not considered at this time.

Of those considered, 40 companies were selected as DLA's superior suppliers based on CPARS ratings, along with several companies that have partnered with us on recent significant cost savings initiatives.  The selected companies represent eight of DLA's major supply chains and include 13 small businesses. Collectively the companies account for nearly $5 billion in DLA contract expenditures annually.

DLA's superior suppliers for 2014 are listed in alphabetical order by performance level:

Gold:
American Apparel Military Uniform Company
AmerisourceBergen Drug Corporation
Atlantic Diving Supply
The Boeing Company
Burlington Industries
Foster Fuels
United Technologies Aircraft Systems
I-Solutions Direct Inc.
Kampi Components Co.
Kovatch Mobile Equipment Corp.
Lockheed Martin Corporation
Rolls Royce Corporation, U.S.
Tennier Industries Inc.
US Foodservice Inc.
Theodor Wille Intertrade

Silver: 
3M Company
AM General LLC
American Purchasing Services Inc. (American Medical Depot)
Canadian Commercial Corporation
DMS Pharmaceutical Group Inc.
General Dynamics Land Systems
General Electric Aviation
Husky Marketing & Supply Co.
NACCO Materials Handling Group
National Industries for the Blind
OSHKOSH Corporation
Propper International Inc.
SourceOne Distributors
W.S. Darley & Co.

Bronze: 
Bell Boeing Joint Project Office
Carter Enterprises LLC
Equilon Enterprises LLC
Graybar Electric Company Inc.
McKesson Corporation
PAPCO Inc.
Raytheon
Science Applications International (SAIC)
Seven Seas Shipschandlers LLC
Supplycore Inc.
Washington Gas Energy Services

As a Department of Defense combat support agency, DLA provides the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, other federal agencies, and joint and allied forces with a variety of logistics, acquisition and technical services. The agency sources and provides nearly 100 percent of the consumable items America's military forces need to operate, from food, fuel and energy, to uniforms, medical supplies, and construction and barrier equipment. DLA also supplies more than 85 percent of the military's spare parts.

Headquartered at Fort Belvoir, Va., DLA has about 25,000 employees worldwide and supports more than 2,440 weapon systems. For more information about DLA, go to www.dla.mil, www.facebook.com/dla.mil or http://twitter.com/dlamil.

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