News | Oct. 23, 2015

Associates recognized as BBP Stars

By Mindy Tisone DLA Land and Maritime

Associates recognized as BBP Stars

DLA Land and Maritime’s workforce continues to make great contributions to increasing and supporting Better Buying Power (BBP).  To put the spotlight on those efforts, the Land and Maritime Commander, RDML John King, established the DLA Land and Maritime Better Buying Power Star Recognition Program.  This quarterly recognition program is designed to highlight associates and teams who make contributions that support the eight tenets outlined in Better Buying Power 3.0; Achieve Affordable Programs, Achieve Dominant Capabilities While Controlling Lifecycle Costs, Incentivize Productivity in Industry and Government, Incentivize Innovation in Industry and Government, Eliminate Unproductive Processes and Bureaucracy, Promote Effective Competition, Improve Tradecraft in Acquisition of Services, and Improve the Professionalism of the Total Acquisition Workforce.

In the recognition programs debut, 6 BBP Star awards were presented in the Director’s Town Hall session 7 October, 2015. Highlights of the recipients are as follows:

Jay Enfield, Brian Wiseman, Robert Bates and Chris Hancock: Superior team effort in partnering with a supplier to conduct a partial quality audit on 65 items that included 24 KID 1-4’s, created standard language for weapon system coded items and continues to support the vendor through ESA approval to ultimately increase competition on future acquisitions. BBP tenets: Eliminate Unproductive Processes and Bureaucracy and Promote Effective Competition

Rosella Lynn:
Consistently produces on average 100 awards per month, while taking personal ownership in supporting Agency level initiatives like BBP and Time To Award (TTA). BBP tenets: Incentivize Productivity in Industry and Government

Maritime Micro Purchase Team: Achieved success by developing and refining business procedures, reducing in the occurrence of over procurements, and focusing on stewardship through cost savings. BBP tenets: Achieve Affordable Programs, Eliminate Unproductive Processes and Bureaucracy, and Improve Tradecraft in Acquisition Services

DLA Land and Maritime Training Council: Outstanding, continuous success resulting from their efforts in developing systematic approaches that identify and track certifications, leveraging council members knowledge, and providing targeted training for associates. BBP tenets: Improve the Professionalism of the Total Acquisition Workforce

Land Combat Vehicles Division Large Purchase Team: This team has made extensive efforts to partner with suppliers. Through their focused efforts using multi-source contracts, reverse auctions and small business opportunities, they have saved $390K, cleared more than 700 lines of backorders, and awarded $17M to small businesses. BBP tenets: Incentivize Productivity in Industry and Government, Incentivize Innovation in Industry and Government, and Promote Effective Competition

DLA Land and Maritime Price Pending CLIN Team: This team was integral in the groundbreaking and refinement of the Price Pending CLIN process developed to combat no or slow quotes from sole source manufacturers as part of Time To Award. Through their efforts, $8.2M has been successfully awarded with significant lead time reductions. BBP tenets: Incentivize Productivity in Industry and Government

Theresa Boutchyard: Championed a successful effort to competitively break out a sole-source Patriot Missile System item; taking action to ensure the small business industrial base would be used, and developed an innovative multiple-award long-term contract acquisition strategy to leverage competition into the future.  These accomplishments culminated in the award of two contracts that will result in a savings of 16% for the Government. BBP tenets: Promote Effective Competition

Look for these and future BBP Stars on the DLA BBP website.