The Army has issued a draft request for proposals for Stryker vehicle logistics support, including fielding and field-level maintenance.
The original Stryker support contract was awarded in November 2000 to General Dynamics Land Systems, who retained ownership of the technical data, according to a notice posted Feb. 4.
The Army plans to award an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract to one vendor. The final RFP is planned for release in the second quarter of fiscal year 2019.
The request comes after the Army notified industry Jan. 23 of a coming six-year sole-source award to GDLS to upgrade 2,525 flat-bottom hull Strykers to the A1 version with a Double-V Hull.
Meanwhile, the Army is expected to submit to the congressional defense committees a report on the service's "acquisition and resourcing plans" before the FY-20 budget request, according to a Dec. 8 letter from Lt. Gen. James Pasquarette, Army deputy chief of staff (G-8).
Pasquarette in his letter said the report would be completed “in the next couple of months” and that the service was seeking to decrease sustainment costs.
The report was required by the FY-19 appropriations bill due to concerns with the Army's strategy to fund upgrades for the entire Stryker fleet, a decision made after the service submitted its budget request for that year.