29 April 2014 - Supreme Group, operating under a teaming agreement signed with Pacific Unlimited Inc, (PUI), has been awarded a five year contract by PUI to support Subsistence Prime Vendor (SPV) operations in Guam. The United States Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) awarded the contract to PUI for the supply and delivery of semi perishable and perishable food items to the U.S. Military and federally funded customers in Guam. The fixed-price, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract has a maximum value of USD 262.5 million.
The PUI team successfully mobilized to commence operations on February 22, 2014, ahead of the initial four-month start-up period. Supreme is responsible for the procurement and the inbound supply chain elements of the operation; and utilizes a government-owned, contractor-operated facility in Guam. Most of the food will be procured in the United States, with Local Market Ready (LMR) items procured locally.
“As the primary subcontractor to PUI, Supreme has proven, once again, why we are a trusted partner in delivering outstanding results and the highest levels of service to the DLA and the U.S. Forces around the world,” said Stephen Orenstein, Principal, Supreme Group. “Our proven experience in providing the highest quality products and services in remote areas around the world, combined with PUI’s extensive local expertise, helped us to secure this important contract.”
“Geographically, this is also a significant win for Supreme, as it gives us a stronger foothold in the Pacific; an area that is fast becoming an enduring and strategic location for the U.S. Government in line with the ‘Asian Pivot’ policy shift. At the same time, our operational footprint is also expanding in the area with both food and fuel-related operations that are fully scalable in case of a rapid surge in requirements,” Orenstein added.
Pacific Unlimited is a family-owned logistics company founded in 1987 and does business as Pacific Trucking Guam and Fleet Services. PUI is based in Tiyan Barrigada, Guam and specializes in trucking, freight forwarding, warehousing and third-party logistics.
Supreme commenced operations in Guam in 2013 following the decision by the Guam International Airport Authority (GIAA) to award Supreme a five-year contract for the lease, maintenance, operation and management of the airport fuel system at the A.B. Won Pat Guam International Airport. The airport fuel system supports eleven passenger airlines and three cargo airlines, making it one of the busiest regional airports in Asia Pacific with more than 300 flights per week.
SPV Guam is Supreme’s third SPV program; following receipt of the SPV Afghanistan contract in 2005 and the SPV Panama contract in 2012. During this period, Supreme has received two of the DLA’s most regarded awards including the ‘New Contractor of the Year Award’ and ‘DLA Vendor Excellence Award – Large Business’.
“We are delighted to work with Supreme on this project as our two organizations share common goals of providing exceptional service to our customers at all times. The combination of PUI’s logistical and operational expertise and Supreme’s experience in SPV operations will ensure an efficient, cost effective, and customer focused operation for DLA troop support. We are proud to be supporting the warfighters and offering mission-critical supplies supported by the highest quality standards,” said John Limtiaco, President, PUI.
“Our leadership team is composed of highly experienced and qualified people from the defense and commercial sectors who are leaders in their fields.”