WASHINGTON (March 13, 2012)—The Defense Logistics Agency's Tire Successor Initiative contract with Science Applications International Corp. is now fully operational, the DLA said.
Implementation of the contract began with aircraft tires in January, followed by vehicle tires in February, according to the agency.
The DLA awarded the Tire Successor Initiative contract to SAIC in December 2011. The single-award, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract has a five-year base period and a two-year option. If the two-year option is exercised, the total value of the contract will be more than $1 billion, the DLA said.
Under the contract, SAIC is responsible for placing orders with Goodyear, Michelin North America Inc. and other tire makers. The DLA, however, retains responsibility for soliciting bids and making tire supply contracts.
The Tire Successor Initiative Contract supersedes the DLA's Tire Privatization Initiative, which the agency granted in 2007 to Michelin North America Inc.