New FAS Partnership Improves Service to the US Airforce

GSA’s FAS and the U.S. Air Force’s Sustainment Center (AFSC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to deepen our relationship and assist the AFSC to more effectively obtain the products and services they need to accomplish their mission and serve the American people. The MOU is just the latest example of GSA’s commitment to delivering cost-effective customer service.

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FAS Commissioner Tom Sharpe prepares to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the Air Force. The agreement establishes a working group that will identify cost-effective enterprise-wide solutions.

Though GSA’s Southeast, Southwest, and Rocky Mountain regions have been making it easy for the AFSC to do business with the government for several years, the MOU outlines a strategic relationship between FAS and AFSC. The agreement establishes a working group that will identify cost-effective enterprise-wide solutions.

Examples of the FAS programs that are available to the AFSC include:

  • General Supplies and Services Fourth Party Logistics (4PL) program

  • Professional services contracts such as One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS) and the Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) program

  • Direct Client Support (DCS) model

  • Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiatives (FSSI)

  • Reverse Auctions (RA) electronic tool

  • Global Supply Special Order Program (SOP).

About AFSC:

  • AFSC, headquartered at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City, OK, and its subordinate organizations at Robins AFB in Georgia and Hill AFB in Utah, provide war-winning expeditionary capabilities to the warfighter through world-class depot maintenance, supply chain management and installation support.

  • The AFSC provides critical sustainment for the Air Force’s most sophisticated weapons systems, including: A-10 Thunderbolt II, AC-130, B-1 Lancer, B-52 Stratofortress, C-5 Galaxy, C-17 Globemaster III, C-130 Hercules, E-3 Sentry, E-6 Mercury, E-8 Joint STARS, EC-130, F-15 Eagle, F-16 Falcon, F-22 Raptor, HC-130, HH-60 Pave Hawk, ICBM, KC-135 Stratotanker, MC-130, MH-53 Pave Low, RQ-4 Global Hawk, U-2 Dragon Lady, and UH-1 Iroquois aircraft as well as a wide range of aircraft engines and component parts.

The signatories at the MOU signing ceremony were FAS Commissioner, Mr. Thomas A. Sharpe, Jr., AFSC Director of Contracting, Mr. Robert K. Boyles. Other key participants include Sylvia Hernandez, the Regional Administrator for Region 7, and George Prochaska, the Region 7 FAS Commissioner.

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