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Vertex Aerospace Secures Spot on $14B ACES Contract; Ed Boyington Quoted

The U.S. Air Force Installation Contracting Center (AFICC) has awarded Vertex Aerospace one of the eight spots on the Aircraft Maintenance Enterprise Solution (ACES) contract vehicle, the company reported on Thursday. 

"As a leader in aftermarket aerospace services, we're proud of the noble cause we are privileged to serve," said Ed Boyington, president and CEO of Vertex Aerospace. "Vertex looks forward to this opportunity to continue to support our Air Force customers with high-quality, innovative and affordable solutions."

Under the multiple-award indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract, Vertex Aerospace will compete for task orders that will support USAF contracted organizational-level maintenance on fixed and swing-wing aircraft.

ACES task orders have a potential 10-year period with a maximum dollar ceiling of $14 billion. Work under the contract vehicle has been scheduled to start Sept. 2020 and is expected to be complete by September 2030. 

Performance on single task orders will be capped at five years, including a one-year base period, two individual option years, and two one-year incentive option periods.

The U.S. Air Force announced the ACES contract vehicle for organizational-level aircraft maintenance services in July 2020. Nineteen offers were submitted to the AF Installation Contracting Center via a competitive acquisition process.

About Vertex Aerospace

Vertex Aerospace offers a global capability and complete solution for government and commercial customers. The mid-level aerospace company operates in over 100 locations worldwide providing aftermarket aerospace services for more than 2,400 fixed and rotary wing airframes. 

Vertex's agility, rapid deployment capability, and customer optimization have distinguished it from competitors for over half a century. With a 50 percent veteran workforce, the Mississippi-based company understands the challenges faced by the defense sector.

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