JSPVP and DLA Set Plans to Consolidate Category Purchasing
Savings are anticipated in 2014 as two plans that aim to consolidate military food purchasing volume into a supplier selected for each specific prime vendor category begin implementation with chicken items.
Joint Services Prime Vendor Program (JSPVP) this month enters the next round in the roll out of a cost-saving strategy when purchasing of items in the chicken category begins.
Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Troop Support also plans to consolidate purchasing of processed chicken for use outside the continental United States (OCONUS) into two contracts: one a small business set aside and the other unrestricted.
DLA will enter the contracts directly with the two chicken suppliers and its OCONUS prime vendors will order chicken parts from the selected companies for distribution throughout their respective regions. Previously, DLA obtained processed chicken from at least 26 suppliers who worked with OCONUS prime vendors. ...
Service members invited to the annual Armed Forces Forum for Culinary Excellence are distinguished for their culinary and foodservice management skills, and an elite group went on to receive individual overall awards recognizing their talent.
Judges who decided the winning teams in the Air Force John L. Hennessy, Marine Corps W.P.T Hill and Air National Guard Senior Master Sgt. Kenneth Disney awards selected a group of 30 culinary specialists to attend the forum.
These 30 outstanding service members, selected from the award-winning U.S. Air Force and Marine Corps culinary teams, learn new skills and brush up on techniques during the weeklong educational and training forum, which was held Nov. 16 to 24 at the Culinary Institute of America in Greystone, Calif. ...
Achieving Savings on Prices for Goods and Services
There are three prime vendor programs available to federal foodservice customers: the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Troop Support' Prime Vendor Program [the National Allowance Pricing Agreemen (NAPA) and Manufacturer Pricing Agreement (MPA)] is on the subsistence side; the Army's Joint Services Prime Vendor Program (JSPVP) and the Air Force Nonappropriated Fund Prim Vendor III (AFNAF PVIII) program are on the morale, welfare and recreation (MWR) side.