ANHAM’s Progress ‘On Target’ for Prime Vendor Transition

August 17, 2010

In Kuwait, ANHAM Welcomed U.S. Defense Logistics Agency for Site Visit to Assess Progress of Transition

WASHINGTON, DC – Aug. 17 PRNewswire: ANHAM FZCO, LLC announced today that it is on target with its transition to subsistence prime vendor for the U.S. Government in Kuwait and Iraq, and will assume full responsibility this fall, as initially planned. This announcement comes in the wake of a visit on August 9 by Defense Logistics Agency Director Navy Vice Admiral Alan Thompson, who met with the senior leadership of ANHAM.

Below are some commonly asked questions regarding the transition.

Q. When will the full transition take place?

A. The original transition schedule suggested a target date of November 16, 2010 as the date ANHAM will assume full responsibility as subsistence prime vendor in Iraq and Kuwait. ANHAM anticipates that all bases will be fully transitioned on or before this date.

Q. Is this transition on schedule?

A. Yes. The transition is fully on track and on time. A transition schedule was detailed in a contract Modification 1, dated June 11, 2010. This Modification is the implementing document for the six-month transition period specified in the original contract award. It breaks down the six month transition on a base by base basis, showing the final base to be transitioned on November 16, 2010.

Q. What is the nature of the previous vendor’s role during this transition period?

A. The previous vendor providing these services has been scaling back its operations as ANHAM establishes its supply chain, all in accordance with the transition schedule detailed in the June 11th Modification.

Q. Why is there a transition period at all?

A. The subsistence prime vendor contract is responsible for being the supplier and distributor for all perishable and semi-perishable food items for all U.S. Government operations in Iraq and Kuwait. It is a massive logistical undertaking, one that requires careful attention to detail to ensure a seamless transition. The U.S. Defense Logistics Agency determined that a six month transition period is appropriate to provide ANHAM the time it needs to establish its supply chain while the previous company scales back its operations.