BY TIA NICHOLE MCMILLEN
NAVSUP FLC SIGONELLA
Gary V. Trimble, husbanding team lead, NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Sigonella Site Naples, won the 2017 Defense Acquisition Workforce Award for contracting and procurement.
Earlier this year, Trimble was named Acquisition Professional of the Year in the 2017 Department of the Navy Acquisition Excellence Awards, and then competed against other Department of Defense nominees.
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Gary V. Trimble, husbanding team lead, NAVSUP FLC Sigonella Site Naples
Trimble’s leadership was instrumental in awarding the Navy’s first two regionalized indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) multiple award contracts (MAC) for husbanding services.
“This award is a wonderful recognition of the hard work that our husbanding team at NAVSUP FLC Sigonella has put in over the last three years to making the husbanding process under the MAC a success for all involved,” said Trimble.
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Trimble receives the Acquisition Excellence Award. Left to right: NAVSUP Vice Commander Michael Madden; Assistant Commander for Contracting Mark Bennington; Deputy Assistant Commander for Contracting Capt. William Hayes; Gary Trimble; and Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition Allison Stiller
The IDIQ MAC acquisition strategy, a key component in revamping the Navy’s husbanding process, represents a milestone in the Navy’s approach to providing critical port services to ships, reduces operational risk, and maximizes competition throughout a geographic region. This acquisition strategy, in addition to moving orders and payment work off ships, has improved communication among stakeholders; provides improved port visit planning; facilitates standardization; develops a more efficient off-site process to validate, track, fund, and reconcile invoices; and provides more robust on-site representative support.
“NAVSUP FLC Sigonella has a long history of hiring the best and brightest employees. It’s great to see Mr. Trimble recognized for his hard work and dedication to getting the job done right and in the most efficient and effective way possible,” said Capt. Jerry King, chief of contracting for NAVSUP FLC Sigonella.
The aquisition awards were established to recognize individuals and teams that have demonstrated excellent performance in the acquisition of products and services for the Department of Defense.