Logistics Support Services

Logistics Support Services include Logistics Management Services, less the four Army LOGCAP contracts.

  • Logistics Management Service contracts can include the following: Maintenance, overhaul, repair, servicing, rehabilitation, salvage, modernization, or modification of supplies, systems, or equipment
  • Operation of Government-owned equipment, facilities and systems

The DoD intent is to use performance –based support, which includes, where it includes best long term value, using performance based contracts rather than transaction based contracts (i.e., buying Material Availability vice buying spares or support equipment).

Contracting for performance based logistics (PBL) is a multi-step process that can be applied to logistics support services of new, modified or legacy system. The pertinent DoD Product Support Strategy Process Model is detailed in the Product Support Manager’s Toolkit as a best practice. PBL can be applied at a platform, system, sub-system or component-level, according to the needs of the business and operational environment.

PBL contracts are a type of Product Support Arrangement (PSA). PBL PSAs are contracts, task orders or any type of other contractual agreement or non-contractual arrangement within the Federal Government, for the performance of sustainment or logistics support required for major weapon systems, sub-systems or components. Additionally, PBL contracts can utilize either Service or Supply-type contacting, depending on the needs of the Services.

Overall information on PBL, to include information on non-contractual PSAs and Supply-type contracting, can be found on the PBL CoP.