Wednesday, July 24, 2013

US military awards aviation services contract in Africa

Berry Aviation Inc., San Marcos, Texas, is being awarded a $10.7 million contract for Trans-Sahara short take-off and landing (STOL) services.

The Trans-Sahara STOL contract provides for casualty evacuation, personnel airlift, cargo airlift, and air drop services. The work will be performed throughout the recognized political boundaries of Algeria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan, South Sudan, Tunisia, and Uganda, with an expected completion date of June 27, 2017.

The maximum value, including the base period and three one-year option periods, is $49 million.

“This contract was a competitive acquisition solicited using the Federal Business Opportunities website, and five offers were received,” the military said on Wednesday. The U.S. Transportation Command, Directorate of Acquisition, at Scott Air Force Base, Ill., awarded the contract.

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