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Private Firms to Transport and Store US Military Members’ Private Vehicles

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Private Vehicle Storage(click to view larger) When a military family is moved abroad, what happens to their cars? That just one of the private vehicle dilemmas confronting the US military on a regular basis, as approximately 650,000 service members, family members, and civilian employees are moved each year within and beyond the USA. American Auto Logistics (AAL) in Park Ridge, NJ operates 40 vehicle process centers and 8 long-term storage facilities in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. AAL performs logistics functions required to move privately-owned vehicles belonging to US military members from the USA to destinations OCONUS (Outside the CONtinental United States). These functions include processing, booking and shipment via GDS ocean carriers; customs inspections and agriculture clearances; and drayage and storage of the vehicles. Contracts from 2003 include: Contracts Unless otherwise indicated, the United States Transportation Command’s Directorate of Acquisition at Scott Air Force Base, IL manages the contracts, and American Auto Logistics, LP in Park Ridge, NJ is the recipient. American Auto Logistics, Inc. is a subsidiary of Walleniusrederierna AB and Wilhelmsen Lines AS. If you’re a military member with a car in shipping, see their site www.whereismypov.com. Oct 24/13: New winner. International Auto […]
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When a military family is moved abroad, what happens to their cars? That just one of the private vehicle dilemmas confronting the US military on a regular basis, as approximately 650,000 service members, family members, and civilian employees are moved each year within and beyond the USA.

American Auto Logistics (AAL) in Park Ridge, NJ operates 40 vehicle process centers and 8 long-term storage facilities in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. AAL performs logistics functions required to move privately-owned vehicles belonging to US military members from the USA to destinations OCONUS (Outside the CONtinental United States). These functions include processing, booking and shipment via GDS ocean carriers; customs inspections and agriculture clearances; and drayage and storage of the vehicles. Contracts from 2003 include:

Contracts

Unless otherwise indicated, the United States Transportation Command’s Directorate of Acquisition at Scott Air Force Base, IL manages the contracts, and American Auto Logistics, LP in Park Ridge, NJ is the recipient. American Auto Logistics, Inc. is a subsidiary of Walleniusrederierna AB and Wilhelmsen Lines AS. If you’re a military member with a car in shipping, see their site www.whereismypov.com.

Oct 24/13: New winner. International Auto Logistics of Brunswick, GA, is being awarded a $304.6 million indefinite-delivery, requirements-type, fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment contract for transportation and storage services of privately owned vehicles.

Work will be performed at multiple locations both within and outside the United States, with an expected completion date of Sept 30/15. Fiscal 2014 Transportation Working Capital Funds will be obligated on individual task orders. This contract was a competitive acquisition, and 5 proposals were received. The U.S. Transportation Command Directorate of Acquisition, Scott Air Force Base, IL, is the contracting activity (HTC711-14-D-R025).

International Auto Logistics, LLC is a private firm that was founded in 2012. There is no web site, and their manta.com listing shows a firm with revenues under $1 million per year and a staff of about 10 people. A LinkedIn search suggests that they’ve added to this, but even so, calling this award a big step for the company is a huge understatement. Indeed, their size is so small, one could be forgiven for wondering about their risk profile. DID contacted IAL to better understand their offering and risk-mitigation approaches, but we were not able to receive a response by press time.

New winner: IAL

Oct 23/13: A $23 million delivery order option for sponsored shipments of privately owned vehicles belonging to military service members and DoD civilian employees. All funds are committed immediately, using FY 2014 transportation working capital funds. Work will be performed at multiple US and overseas locations through Nov 30/13 (DAMT01-03-D-0184, 0010).

This award brings AAL’s announced totals to $938.7 million, by our reckoning.

Sept 10/13: A $23.3 million delivery order modification adds funding for transportation and storage of privately owned vehicles. All funds are committed immediately. Work will be performed at multiple locations both within and outside of the continental U.S., with an expected completion date of Oct. 31/13 (DAMT01-03-D-0184, 0009)

Sept 24/12: A $15.8 million delivery order modification in order to provide additional funding to Award Term Year 4 for privately owned vehicle (POVs) transportation and storage services through Oct 31/12. Work will be performed at multiple U.S. and overseas locations (DAMT01-03-D-0184). This same release was also run on Sept 17/12.

Dec 5/11: A $23.5 million delivery order modification will provide additional funding to Award Term Year 3 for transportation and storage services of privately owned vehicles. Work was performed at multiple locations in and outside the United States (DAMT01-03-D-0184).

Nov 3/11: A $224.1 million firm-fixed-price earned-award term-year delivery order for transportation and storage services of privately owned vehicles. Work will be performed at multiple locations in and outside the continental United States, and is expected to be completed Oct 31/12. Three proposals were received by US Transportation Command’s Directorate of Acquisition at Scott AFB, IL (DAMT01-03-D-0184).

Nov 1/10: A $201.5 million firm-fixed-price delivery order to fund an earned award term year to a previously awarded contract (DAMT01-03-D-0184) to provide a 3rd option year of transportation and storage of privately owned vehicles. Work will be performed at worldwide locations and is expected to be complete on Oct 31/11.

Nov 1/10: A $35 million firm-fixed-price modification to add additional funds to a previously awarded contract (DAMT01-03-D-0184) to provide continuing services for the transportation and storage of privately owned vehicles. Work will be performed at worldwide locations and is expected to be complete by Oct 31/11.

Feb 24/10: A $6 million firm-fixed-price modification to add additional funds to a previously awarded contract (DAMT01-03-D-0184) to provide continuing services for the transportation and storage of privately owned vehicles. Work will be performed at worldwide locations and is expected to be complete by October 2010.

Nov 3/09: A $207.4 million firm-fixed-price modification to a previously awarded contract [PDF] for transportation and storage of US military’s privately owned vehicles (POVs). AAL will perform the work under the contract modification at its worldwide locations. The contract modification term runs through Oct 31/10 (DAMTOI-03-D-0184).

Feb 23/09: A $10 million firm fixed price modification to add additional funds to a previously awarded contract (DAMT01-03-D-0184) to provide continuing services for the transportation and storage of privately owned vehicles. Work will be performed at worldwide locations and is expected to be completed Oct 31/09.

Nov 5/08: A $192.1 million firm fixed price modification for an earned award term under a previously awarded contract (DAMT01-03-D-0184) to provide continuing services for the transportation and storage of privately owned vehicles. This initial option year expires on Oct 31/09. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The contracting activity is United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), Directorate of Acquisition, Scott AFB, IL 62225.

Nov 1/03: The original contract. The term of the contract core period is from Nov 1/03 through Oct 31/08. The additional award term consists of 5 one-year periods that could extend the contract another 5 years, up to Oct 31/13.

There is a performance dimension, as the Project Manager, Personal Property Division, HQ MTMC will make a determination of the evaluation rating for each 6-month evaluation period, and the award term earned for each 1-year award term period, within 40 days after the end of each period. Contract terms [PDF]

AAL core contract

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