ST. LOUIS, 3 Oct 2008Boeing officials submitted a comprehensive proposal in response to U.S. Special Operations Command's (USSOCOM) Request for Proposals for the $5 billion Special Operations Forces Support Activity (SOFSA) contract.
Boeing and teammate CSC will provide manufacturing; maintenance, and repairs; supply chain and asset management; and information technology to improve processes and systems within SOFSA.
"Our team is bringing together tremendous capabilities that exist within our companies to support the SOF warfighter," says Dennis Muilenburg, president, Global Services & Support.
SOFSA is a 10-year program that provides comprehensive logistics support services to ensure that the readiness requirements of the SOF warfighter are met. It includes support of virtually any product or item unique to the SOF.
"A successful win will expand Boeing's footprint into its new and strategically significant services market," Muilenburg says. Boeing formed a new Defense & Government Services division in September to enter the estimated $400 billion un-awarded services market.
"The combined technical, integration, and sustainment strengths of our team will deliver improved performance and efficiencies to the special operations warrior," says James W. Sheaffer, president of CSC's North American Public Sector line of business. "Our team will bring SOFSA new capabilities that offer enhanced performance while establishing cost-saving efficiencies for operations."
Boeing already provides USSOCOM with the majority of its rotary wing fleet, including the MH-47G Chinook, AH-6 Little Bird, CV-22 Osprey, and A160 Hummingbird platforms. CSC provides experience in ground support and logistics systems.