$273.7M for Ongoing C-17 Support Partnership in USA, UK
Boeing subsidiary McDonnell Douglas in Long Beach CA received a $273.7 million firm-fixed price contract modification to exercise the FY 2006 options for the C-17 Globemaster III Sustainment Partnership.
Through the C-17 GSP, Boeing has total system support responsibility for the aircraft, including materiel management and depot maintenance.
The fleet sustainment C-17 product support will be managed through a long term performance-based partnership between Boeing and the Air Force, which places all performance risk on the contractor to provide sustainment support at continuously raised benchmarked levels. This effort also supports foreign military sales to the United Kingdom, which operates four C-17 aircraft and is moving to buy a fifth.
These options will be funded by separate funding actions, as fiscal 2006 funds are received.
Work will be performed at McDonnell Douglas in Long Beach, CA and Pratt and Whitney in Cheshire, CT. Solicitations began in January 2003, negotiations were complete November 2003, and the option period will be complete by September 2006. The Headquarters Aeronautical Systems Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH issued the contract. (FA8614-04-C-2004/ P00078)
For fuller coverage of the program and its contracts over the last several years, see DID’s FOCUS Article covering the C-17 Global Sustainment Partnership.