| Land-Based Weapon Systems Group
Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) Logistics Support
Momentum & Sustainment: Supporting the Warfighter
The next troop rotation for forces deploying and redeploying from Southwest Asia is building momentum and commenced during July 2004. The main effort will occur through November to January. During the past year, inventory levels maintained by our Warfighter's has improved every month since August 2003. DLA vendors and the supplier base have provided this momentum by accelerating production, overcoming obstacles, and making tough decisions to ensure our deployed Sailors, Soldiers, Marines, and Airmen have the logistics pipeline to support both personnel and weapon system needs. Associates at DLA Land and Maritime, both military and civilian to include high-ranking service leadership, are filled with pride on the support you have provided since Combat Operations began.
Spanning the past 2 years we continue to fill the pipeline with supplies necessary to support combat operations in an austere environment. Our forces continue the fight to defend America and our allies from terrorist aggression and to protect fledgling democracies abroad.
Navy ships, Air Force transports, and commercial lift will work around the clock to relocate troops and equipment
throughout the globe. This current rotation will involve a similar sized force in comparison to the last transition. The
size of OPERATIONS IRAQI FREEDOM (OIF-3) and ENDURING FREEDOM (OEF-VI) forces will be approximately seventeen (17) US
Brigades and 135,000 Soldiers and Marines. Army National Guard (ARNG) deployed personnel will increase from 33,000 to
37,000 and a higher number of High Mobility Multi-Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs) will deploy to the Area of Operations (AOR).
Our Combat and Combat Service Support equipment will continue to be stressed to support our deployed force. Our challenge
is to continue to provide high quality parts on time, in sufficient quantities, and to deliver them to the right place.
The entire Army continues to be in motion and will bring in an excess of 20,000 wheeled and 3,000 tracked vehicles back to
a high state of readiness. Maintenance operations continue at unit home stations, and at Industrial and Depot locations
both within the United States and overseas. Forecasting for future force needs is our critical task requiring focus to
adjust, readjust, and predict tomorrow's requirements.
Continuing Production and Support
DLA Vendors and Strategic Partners continue to experience high demands and rally to provide products and material. High priority demands continue to flow to the warfighter and vendors have expedited deliveries and contracts.
Our past victories on foreign battlefields were a direct result of the spirit of America's fighting forces and the American industrial support base. We must continue to maintain the momentum to target and fulfill the needs of our warfighters abroad. Together we will ensure they are optimally prepared to succeed and win in combat based on what you have done, are doing, and have yet to do. We encourage and invite further partnering opportunities and stress for you to share your ideas and concerns about supporting this continued and historic logistics effort. You can do this by using the "Points of Contact" below.
The "Links" section can assist you to learn more about business opportunities with DLA or to access information about the
spare parts we are presently buying.
- Specialized Support - FASI Global
- Defense Logistics Agency's Virtual Prime Vendor Initiative in support of FASI (Fleet Automotive Support Initiative) Global land-based vehicles.
- Vendor Information from DDSP
- Work In Progress (WIP) has now been eliminated and DDSP is processing the majority of all work within a day or so of receipt. Small numbers of hazardous, big/bulky items still remain, but most are less than 15 days old. On time performance has improved dramatically and surface and air shipments are within the CENTCOM goal.
- DLA Internet Bid Board System (DIBBS)
- The DLA Internet Bid Board System (DIBBS) is a web-based application that provides the capability to search, view, and submit (for registered users) secure quotes on DLA Requests for Quotations (RFQs).
- The DIBBS system also allows for Request for Proposals (RFPs) and Invitations for Bid (IFB) to be searched and viewed online.
- DLA Solicitations
- Search DLA's simplified acquisition database which contains all DLA RFQs under $100,000 and/or search DLA's large purchase database which contains RFPs and IFBs that are $100,000 or greater. These solicitations have a "R" or a "B" in the ninth position of the solicitation number.
- Additional RFPs and IFBs which support the DLA long-term contracting intiatives may be found within the DLA Land and Maritime Offices web page.
Point of Contact:
Defense Supply Center Columbus
ATTN: DLA Land and Maritime-L (RESET Manager)
3990 East Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43218-3990
- DLA Land and Maritime RESET Program Manager:
- E-mail - DSCC-L.RESET@dla.mil
- Phone - DSN 850-8854 or COMM (614) 692-8854
- FAX - DSN 850-4264 or COMM (614) 692-4264