“Winning contracts is one thing, delivering is another."
Nick Gross, Sallyport Senior Vice President, Defense Programs
(PRWEB) June 29, 2011
Sallyport was awarded the Fire and Emergency Services contract for Iraq under the Logistics Civil Augmentation Program (LOGCAP III). The Prime contractor for the LOGCAP in Iraq is Kellogg Brown & Root Services Inc, who provides basic life support services to Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and civilian contract personnel.
Fire and Emergency Services is categorized as a “High Risk” job, and has many critical components. Recognizing Sallyport’s reputation in this critical sector, KBR sub-contracted the entire Fire and Emergency portion of the BLS to them. This allowed KBR to focus on what they do best, whilst benefiting from Sallyport’s industry-wide experience in protecting lives, fighting fire, and mitigating property damage.
The transition for this contract was exceptional; within 60 days, Sallyport had established an HQ in Baghdad, transitioned 21 sites across the country – an area the size of Florida, Georgia, and Alabama combined - and built an operational capacity of over 500 firefighters. This made Sallyport the largest contract fire department in the DoD, and the 78th largest fire department nationwide.
Steven Foster, the Program Manager for the Fire and Emergency Services Division in Iraq said:
“Many factors led to Sallyport being awarded the LOGGAP contract; a competitive market and the ability to do more with less, was certainly primary. The ability to hire personnel with the skills to do extraordinary jobs, in extraordinary environments, is also key; as is a “Can Do!” attitude, and a reputation for being able to mobilize anywhere on the globe. With 145 years of combined experience in Fire & Emergency Services on the transition team, and a second-to-none support team, there were very few organizations in this business that could dedicate that amount of knowledge and experience to a project. “
Nick Gross, Sallyport’s Senior Vice President, added: “Winning contracts is one thing, delivering is another. The Sallyport team has transitioned large contracts in austere and remote environments across the world, but the challenge in Iraq was exceptional. With on-going insecurity, lack of reliable Iraqi travel systems, and the requirement to ensure 100% accountability of all US Government property, KBR’s transition completion deadline of 90 days seemed ambitious. Having led similar projects for Sallyport in the past, and having had direct experience with the teams from our Fire and Emergency Services division, I knew we would deliver, but to do it in 60 days was awesome.“
Sallyport is a leading supplier of contingency operation support services, enabling clients to fulfill missions in demanding global environments.
It was founded in 2003, to support post-war reconstruction in Iraq, and has consistently raised the bar on turn-key life support and logistics. It currently has nine specialist divisions, which together, provide a comprehensive, coordinated and integrated service.
Sallyport has operations in Central Asia, the Middle East, Africa and America, and supports a variety of government, international development, and commercial clients.
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