Contract Award Announced for Department of Defense Contract - Crowley Logistics

The United States Transportation Command, which is the single manager of the U.S. military’s global defense transportation system, has awarded the Defense Freight Transportation Service (DFTS) contract to Crowley Logistics.  This contract, which could total $2.25 billion over seven years, will cover surface transportation procurement to serve Department of Defense vendor facilities and U.S. military installations across the continental United States.

The new contract award follows a lengthy bidding process in 2015, an award in December 2015, and then reconsideration of all bids following the April 9, 2016 sustainment of a bid protest by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO).  The contract will cover transportation support for Freight All Kinds (FAK), First Destination Transportation, Second Destination, Scheduled Routes, Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Disposition Services, Unit Moves, Federal Emergency Management Agency support, humanitarian/contingency support, Foreign Military Sales (FMS) and surge shipments.  At the start of the contract, the services will support the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) and the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA).  Other government agencies may require services over the course of the contract.  The Defense Transportation Coordination Initiative (DTCI) contract, which was awarded to Menlo Global Logistics in 2007, will be wound down as the DFTS contract is implemented.