NAVSUP FLC Bahrain Contracting Sails Through First PPMAP Inspection

Jan. 16, 2018 | By kgabel
BY JAVANI G. JONES OFFICE OF CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS NAVSUP FLEET LOGISTICS CENTER BAHRAIN NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Bahrain contracting department successfully passed their first Procurement Performance Management Assessment Program (PPMAP) inspection in June 2017. The primary purpose for the PPMAP is to promote continuous improvements in the business acquisition process. The PPMAP inspection ensures that the contracting teams are in compliance with statutory and regulatory guidance. The inspection encompassed focus group sessions, customer interviews, and a management oversight review. “The PPMAP was firm but fair. What I took away most from the experience was the dialogue between the PPMAP team and with our people,” said Capt. James Gayton, NAVSUP FLC Bahrain director of contracts. The inspection focused on ensuring the contracting department is in compliance to the areas that NAVSUP contracting authority evaluate. “We traded contracting ideas and procedures and walked away with the PPMAP inspectors awarding our team two ‘best practices,’ which are innovative processes we do here in FLC Bahrain Code 200, that the PPMAP team wants to export to other NAVSUP FLCs so that we all get better as an enterprise,” said Gayton. The PPMAP inspection resulted in a grade of “satisfactory” from NAVSUP and was scored overall as one of the best in the enterprise compared to other NAVSUP FLCs this year. The astounding PPMAP results were a direct reflection of the diligence of the NAVSUP FLC Bahrain contracting team. “When I saw the PPMAP results, I felt proud because our team really worked hard and it is a great feeling to see that work pay off. We routinely receive kudos from our customers, but to earn the ‘satisfactory’ from the NAVSUP contracting experts, especially since we are the youngest FLC in NAVSUP, it’s an awesome feeling to know we impressed the inspection team,” said Gayton. November/December 2017