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Release No: 489-98
September 21, 1998


At a Pentagon news conference today, the Air Force announced results of the public/private competition for depot maintenance work at Sacramento Air Logistics Center, Calif.

Darleen Druyun, principal deputy assistant secretary of the Air Force (acquisition & management), who was the source selection authority, announced Ogden Air Logistics Center, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, with Boeing Aerospace Support Center in San Antonio, Texas, as a major subcontractor, as the anticipated winners.

No award is planned until a General Accounting Office protest filed to challenge the grouping of the workload is resolved. The GAO decision is expected Friday.

The workload consists of KC-135 programmed depot maintenance, modification installs, and drop-in maintenance; A-10 analytical condition inspection, depaint/paint, modification installs, and drop-in maintenance; and commodities repair for such workloads as hydraulics, electrical accessories and instruments/electronics.

Ogden will do the A-10 and commodities work at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, and Boeing will do the KC-135 work at what was the San Antonio Air Logistics Center, Texas, C-5 maintenance facilities. Ogden starts transitioning the aircraft workload from McClellan in November 1998 with the induction of the first A-10 at Hill Air Force Base and the first KC-135 in San Antonio. Ogden will begin moving the commodities work in January 1999. The transition of the entire workload will be completed by September 1999.

This award will result in savings of $638 million over nine years-roughly 26 percent lower than what it has been costing. According to Druyun, these savings will provide badly-needed funds for modernization and readiness improvements.

Two offerors competed for the contract: the public offeror, Ogden Air Logistics Center, with Boeing as the major subcontractor; the private offeror, Lockheed Martin Sacramento Aircraft Center, Inc. with AAI and GEC Marconi as major subcontractors.

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