Monday, November 9, 2009

Agility Wins USAID Logistics Contract

Recognition of Company’s Flexible Response
Shipping News Feature

USA / WORLDWIDE – Agility Defense & Government Services (DGS), a division of Agility Logistics that specialise in government contracts, has been awarded a contract to manage the receipt, warehousing and re-export of food aid and commodities for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

Due to the need for flexibility in response for USAID’s work the contract is an Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity award with a one-year base and four one-year options. The potential value of the contract is $10 million a year, or $50 million over the five years if optioned.

Under the first task order, valued at $4 million, Agility DGS will receive and store food aid at Jacintoport in Houston in preparation for shipment to Djibouti Free Zone in Djibouti, Africa. Agility DGS will be responsible for receipt, warehousing and movement at both locations.

In addition, Agility DGS will also provide regionally based pre-position warehousing in Durban, South Africa; Lome, Togo; Mombasa, Kenya; and Colombo, Sri Lanka.

The USAID award is part of the strategic diversification of Agility DGS which has seen the company successfully performing logistics work for international institutions by offering supply chain services in support of humanitarian, stabilization and peacekeeping efforts in Africa and elsewhere.