The Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has been awarded a contract by the US Marine Corps Logistics Command (LOGCOM) to provide innovative and responsive logistics support to meet soldier’s growing mission needs.

Under the multiple-award, indefinite-delivery / indefinite quantity contract, SAIC will provide logistics support in several task areas, including programme management and operations as well as information/technology specialised support.

Additional task areas include training support, programme support, transportation / supply support as well as maintenance and logistics technical data.

In addition to providing strategic prepositioning capability in support of the operating forces and other supported units, LOGCOM offers integrated logistics / supply chain and distribution management and maintenance management worldwide.

"SAIC will provide logistics support in several task areas, including programme management and operations."

SAIC senior vice-president and group general manager, Larry Hill, said: "The logistics services SAIC and our team offer through this contract vehicle will improve LOGCOM’s ability to meet the emerging needs of the marines during this key transition period."

SAIC is one of 19 contractors entitled to compete for task orders under the unrestricted category, while the contract has a one-year base period of performance and four one-year options, which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of the contract to $854m for all awardees.

Work will be performed throughout the continental US and outside the continental US.

The marine corps’ operational logistics solution for fielded weapons systems and support services and supplies, Logistics Command provides competitive, comprehensive and integrated solutions for troops.

As a primary solutions integrator, the US Marine Corps Logistics Command enhances the marine corps’ ability to execute and sustain its competency.

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