$8.5M to Taos for U.S. Military Equipment Disposal
Taos Industries in Huntsville, AL, received 2 task orders worth $8.5 million for the operation of 6 Defense Reutilization and Marketing Offices (DRMOs) in Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan. The DRMOs demilitarize and dispose of excess and unserviceable military property, with the exceptions of ordnance and HAZMAT, for U.S. military and allied forces.
Taos, a subsidiary of Agility Defense & Government Services, won the original 5-year, $97.7 million firm-fixed-price contract (SP4410-08-D-2000) in November 2007. The contract is managed by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS), a unit of the Defense Logistics Agency, based in Battle Creek, MI.
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Under a $5.2 million DRMS task order, Taos will provide continued operations at the 6 DRMO locations. Taos operates 1 DRMOs at Camp Arifjan in Kuwait, 4 in Iraq and 1 in Afghanistan.
Under a second DRMS task order worth $3.3 million, Taos will provide additional operational labor and materials at the Afghanistan site and 4 Iraq DRMO locations to meet a surge of material at each location. Each award covers a 1-year base period.
The DRMS disposes of excess property received from the military services. The inventory changes daily and includes thousands of items: from air conditioners to vehicles, clothing to computers. In fiscal year 2008, over 56,000 military units and organizations turned in over 3.5 million items to DRMS.
The property is first offered for reutilization within the Department of Defense, transfer to other federal agencies, or donation to state and local governments and other qualified organizations. In fiscal 2008, $2.2 billion worth of property was reutilized. Excess property that is not reutilized, transferred or donated may be sold to the public.