The Defense Logistics Agency awarded six companies a one-year, $4B bridge contract to provide special operations equipment to all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces.
The agency, a unit of the Department of Defense, will use fiscal 2019 defense working capital funds on the firm-fixed-price and indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, the department said Thursday.
The contract award winners include Tactical and Survival Specialties, W.S. Darley and Co., Atlantic Diving Supply, Federal Resources Supply, Unifire and Quantico Tactical.
Contractors will perform work in Virginia, Illinois, Maryland, Washington and North Carolina through March 6, 2020.
Agencies use bridge contracts to avoid a service gap when an existing contract is nearing expiration, according to a Government Accountability Office report.