NAPLES, Italy (NNS) -- Gary V. Trimble, husbanding team lead, Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Fleet Logistics Center Sigonella (FLCSI) Site Naples, won the 2017 Defense Acquisition Workforce Award for contracting and procurement.
Earlier this year, Trimble was named Acquisition Professional of the Year in the 2017 Department of the Navy Acquisition Excellence Awards, and then competed against other Department of Defense nominees.
Trimble's leadership was instrumental in awarding the Navy's first two regionalized indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) multiple award contracts (MAC) for husbanding services.
"This award is a wonderful recognition of the hard work that our husbanding team at FLC has put in over the last three years to making the husbanding process under the MAC a success for all involved," said Trimble.
The IDIQ MAC acquisition strategy, a key component in revamping the Navy's husbanding process, represents a milestone in the Navy's approach to providing critical port services to ships, reduces operational risk, and maximizes competition throughout a geographic region. This acquisition strategy, in addition to moving orders and payment work off the ships, has improved communication among stakeholders; provides improved port visit planning; facilitates standardization; develops a more efficient off-site process to validate, track, fund, and reconcile invoices; and provides more robust on-site representative support.
"NAVSUP FLC Sigonella has a long history of hiring the best and brightest employees. It's great to see Mr. Trimble recognized for his hard work and dedication for getting the job done right and in the most efficient and effective way possible," said Capt. Jerry King, chief of the contracting office for NAVSUP FLC Sigonella.
These awards were established to recognize individuals and teams that have demonstrated excellent performance in the acquisition of products and services for the Department of Defense.
NAVSUP FLC Sigonella is one of eight fleet logistics centers under NAVSUP, which provides supplies, services, and quality-of-life support to the Navy and joint warfighter. With headquarters in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, and employing a diverse, worldwide workforce of more than 22,500 military and civilian personnel, NAVSUP oversees logistics programs in the areas of supply operations, conventional ordnance, contracting, resale, fuel, transportation, and security assistance. In addition, NAVSUP is responsible for food service, postal services, Navy Exchanges, and movement of household goods.
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