Guam – The Department of Defense has announced a $49.7M contract award to Federal Express Corp. of El Segundo, Calif. for “over-packing and transportation” of perishable subsistences.
According to the contract award announcement on defense.com, the contract requires “cold-chain packing, logistics and international air transportation of primarily fresh fruits and vegetables from the U.S. West Coast to various Pacific locations in support of the Defense Commissary Agency and Defense Logistics Agency.”
Work will be performed in Japan, Korea, Guam and Alaska, beginning Oct. 1, 2013, with an expected completion date of Sept. 30, 2014.
The initial contract was a competitive acquisition solicited using the Federal Business Opportunities Web site, and five offers were received.
The contracting activity is U.S. Transportation Command, Directorate of Acquisition, Scott Air Force Base, Ill.