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MTMC expands best value contracts to stevedore services.

The best value contracts, which have added so much to Military Traffic Management Command A major command of the US Army, and the US Transportation Command's component command responsible for designated continental United States land transportation as well as common-user water terminal and traffic management service to deploy, employ, sustain, and redeploy US forces on a  acquisitions, have now been expanded to stevedore STEVEDORE. A person employed in loading and unloading vessels. Dunl. Adm. Pr. 98. Vide Arrameurs; Sac  negotiations.

A best value contract for stevedore services has just been awarded at the Military Ocean Terminal, Sunny Point, N.C. This event follows an earlier best value stevedore contract award in Beaumont, Texas Beaumont is a city and county seat of Jefferson County, Texas and is within the Beaumont-Port Arthur metropolitan area. As of the 2000 U.S. Census, the city had a population of 113,866. , last summer.

"The whole idea about this expansion is to improve contractor performance and customer service," said Joyce Grudzinski, Contracting Officer A US military officer or civilian employee who has a valid appointment as a contracting officer under the provisions of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. The individual has the authority to enter into and administer contracts and determinations as well as findings about such contracts. .

"In the past, award was primarily based on lowest price."

A best value contract evaluates a range of factors in addition to price, she said. Other areas of review include past performance and technical capability. MTMC MTMC Military Traffic Management Command (US DoD)
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 has been using best value acquisition contracts for the past five years.

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. The $1.2 million contract, awarded in August 2000, guaranteed stevedore services for a two-year period.

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 someone who can provide best service and performance," said Grudzinski. "The lowest prices does not always get it. Service and management are key."

Because of great success with the use of best value in other contracts, the decision was made to expand to stevedore contracting, said Grudzinski.

"This is working out really well," said Grudzinski. "I recently checked on the performance of the Beaumont award and was told things were `superb.'"

Key elements of a stevedore contract fit into a best value review.

A stevedore contract typically requires all necessary qualified labor, equipment and materials for any MTMC loading or discharge in the affected area.

What about the future?

"We fully expect this concept to continue," said Grudzinski.

"We've followed the Beaumont contract award with a $28 million, four-year contract for stevedore services at Sunny Point."

With best value, said Grudzinski, MTMC had increased competition for the contract.

"It's a win-win situation all around," said Grudzinski.

"It really compels everyone to sharpen their pencils."
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Title Annotation:Military Traffic Management Command
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Sep 1, 2001
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