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SOCOM awards $8 billion global services contract to Lockheed

August 11, 2017 |
Courtney Albon

The Defense Department on Friday awarded Lockheed Martin a contract worth up to $8 billion for U.S. Special Operation Command's Global Logistics Support Services program.

The next-generation logistics and sustainment support program, the command's largest services contract vehicle, is designed to provide SOCOM with worldwide access to logistics, sustainment and maintenance services.

Five companies bid for the indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract. Lockheed has been providing global sustainment support through the Contract Logistics Support Services program -- the predecessor to GLSS -- since 2010.

“Lockheed Martin is the proven partner for the future of U.S. Special Operations logistics and sustainment support,” the company said when it submitted its GLSS bid last year. “Our agile, innovative and on-demand logistics support for the SOF CLSS program demonstrates our unrivaled dedication to the men and women at the tip of the spear.”