DLA Leaders Visit New Subsistence Prime Vendor in KuwaitBy Anham Llc, PRNE
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
WASHINGTON, August 25, 2010 - The following statement is in response to the Defense Logistics Agency's
recent visit to ANHAM facilities in Kuwait:
"We appreciate the positive visit by the DLA to our facilities and remain
on track and on schedule to serve as "Prime Vendor" to the U.S. Government,
providing food and support services for the U.S. Government in Kuwait, Iraq
and Jordan," said ANHAM Spokesperson Trish Wexler.
The Defense Logistics Agency published the following report on their
Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Commander Air Force Brig. Gen.
Scott Chambers recently traveled to Kuwait with DLA Director Navy Vice Adm.
Alan Thompson, and subsistence supply chain officials, to visit with
representatives of the agency's new subsistence prime vendor.
The goal of the group's visit with ANHAM was to ensure a seamless
transition between subsistence vendors for 145,000 troops, civilians and
contractors in Kuwait, Iraq and Jordan.
Chambers, Thompson and other officials including Subsistence Director
Navy Capt. Michael Hansen, spent an entire day at ANHAM's facilities
receiving briefings about the company's operations, observing processes,
evaluating capabilities and asking tough questions.
"We want to assure our warfighting customers that the services and
support they've come to expect from DLA will continue without pause during
the transition period," Chambers said. "A major focus for DLA Troop Support
during this transition is ensuring that the holiday meals our warfighters
deserve and expect will be in the dining facilities during the holiday
ANHAM is replacing former subsistence prime vendor Public Warehousing Co,
though PWC will continue providing support until the transition is complete.
ANHAM is scheduled to begin performance in mid-September and be at a full
performance level for troops served in November.
In its new subsistence prime vendor role for Troop Support, ANHAM will
manage all risk associated with purchasing, storing and delivering food and
beverage items to U.S. forces in the countries served in Southwest Asia. Many
of the main food items originate in the continental U.S. In addition, ANHAM
is responsible for storage, stock rotation and delivery to customers of
government-furnished materials such as ready to eat meals, kosher meals,
halal meals, and unitized group rations.
Troop Support expects to have complete visibility over all transactions
because ANHAM will use the subsistence total ordering receipting electronic
system to take customer orders, officials said.
The new subsistence prime vendor is currently meeting timelines and
requirements in support of operations in Iraq that it has been challenged to
achieve, officials said.
Based on the company's performance capabilities, DLA Troop Support
officials said they are confident ANHAM will effectively deliver the
necessary food required to sustain warfighters in Kuwait, Iraq and Jordan.
The contract between DLA Troop Support and ANHAM has a base period of 18
months, which begins with the first order. If all six years' worth of options
are exercised, the dollar value of this award is US$2.16 billion.
About ANHAM, LLC
ANHAM, LLC ( www.ANHAM.com ) is a leading contracting firm working
throughout the Middle East and North Africa ("MENA"), Central Asia, and
Europe. With more than a century's worth of experience between its principal
founding companies, ANHAM is able to efficiently, effectively, and affordably
deliver products and services throughout the world. Headquartered in Dubai,
UAE, ANHAM has international offices that specialize in providing local
support and services to its initiatives, projects, and investments across
diverse regions of the globe.
Trish Wexler, twexler at voxglobal.com, for ANHAM, LLC
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