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Brochure | July 15, 2022

Troop Support Subsistence Small Business

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VIRIN: 220713-D-D0441-8008

DLA Troop Support’s (TS) Subsistence supply chain provides food support for the military all over the world. From individually packaged meals in a soldier's ruck sack, to a ship's galley and to full-service dining facilities on military installations, Subsistence gets that food there. We work with our industry partners around the globe to feed the newest troops in training and seasoned sailors at sea. And we take pride in ensuring our service members have a taste of home for the holidays, no matter where they’re deployed. 

In partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, we also provide fresh fruit and vegetables to children in 47 states through our school lunch program. Subsistence also supports other non-DoD activities such as the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the State Department, Veterans’ Homes and more.

What Does DLA Troop Support Subsistence Procure?

Field Feeding and Food Service Equipment

Full line of equipment for preparing food such as ovens, fryers, beverage dispensers, meat cutting saws, mixers, refrigerators and more. End items and parts for kitchen trailers, food sanitation center, kitchen company level field feeding, modular field kitchen, tray ration heater, and other equipment.

Garrison and Fleet Feeding

A full menu of food items such as bottled water, bakery and dairy products, and fresh fruits and vegetables for customers in the Continental United States (CONUS) and outside of the Continental United States (OCONUS)

Humanitarian Assistance

Non-perishable items such as bottled water, rice, beans, soup and pasta, and other items such as the Humanitarian Daily Ration and the Humanitarian Pouched Meal

Operational Rations

Ready-to-eat, individually packed meals to sustain individuals during military operations that preclude organized food service facilities. Unitized group rations that contain complete food and paper and/or plastic components.

Produce and Market Fresh Items

Fresh produce, fresh milk and dairy products, fresh bread and bakery products, and canned and bottled beverages for CONUS customers

Where to Find Procurement Opportunities

DLA Troop Support’s C&T supply chain conducts most of its business electronically through the DLA Internet Bid Board System (DIBBS). DIBBS is a web-based bid board that allows suppliers to search for, view, and submit secure quotes on Requests for Quotations (RFQs), search and view Request for Proposals (RFPs), and view awards for DLA items of supply. Most DLA Troop Support’s C&T solicitations are posted on the DIBBS bid board at www.dibbs.bsm.dla.mil.

All procurements opportunities over $25,000 are publicized on the Federal Contract Opportunities website at SAM.gov. Search for DLA Troop Support’s C&E opportunities and notices in SAM.gov. using the following codes:

  • Site: Philadelphia, PA, DODAAC: SP0300, SPE300, SPE3S1, SPE3SE, SPE1C1, 
  • Site: Kaiserslautern, Germany, DODAAC: SPM303, SPE3S3, SPE302, SPE5B1, SPE303
  • Site: Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, DODAAC: SPM302, SPE302

What Contract Vehicles are used?

Prime Vendor

  • Garrison Feeding
  • Fleet Feeding

Long Term

  • Rations
  • Fresh Fruits & Vegetables
  • Bread and Pastries
  • Dairy
  • Soda
  • Food Prep Equipment
  • Field Feeding Equipment

Traditional 

  • Food Prep Equipment
  • Ration Items

Major Spend Pattern Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 (All Dollars)

Grand Total DLA Troop Support FY21: $2,842,080,052

NAICS Code: 311812

  • NAICS Description: COMMERCIAL BAKERIES
  • Dollars Obligated: $1,351,486,548

NAICS Code: 311999

  • NAICS Description: ALL OTHER MISCELLANEOUS FOOD MANUFACTURING
  • Dollars Obligated: $476,677,906

NAICS Code: 311991

  • NAICS Description: PERISHABLE PREPARED FOOD MANUFACTURING
  • Dollars Obligated: $450,045,846

NAICS Code: 311421

  • NAICS Description: FRUIT AND VEGETABLE CANNING
  • Dollars Obligated: $282,099,820

NAICS Code: 424480

  • NAICS Description: FRESH FRUIT AND VEGETABLE MERCHANT WHOLESALERS
  • Dollars Obligated: $71,995,183

NAICS Code: 424410

  • NAICS Description: GENERAL LINE GROCERY MERCHANT WHOLESALERS
  • Dollars Obligated: $63,172,191

NAICS Code: 333241

  • NAICS Description: FOOD PRODUCT MACHINERY MANUFACTURING
  • Dollars Obligated: $36,764,444

NAICS Code: 311511

  • NAICS Description: FLUID MILK MANUFACTURING
  • Dollars Obligated: $35,328,339

NAICS Code: 311911

  • NAICS Description: ROASTED NUTS AND PEANUT BUTTER MANUFACTURING
  • Dollars Obligated: $22,632,526

NAICS Code: 311422

  • NAICS Description: SPECIALTY CANNING
  • Dollars Obligated: $10,839,223

NAICS Code: 312111

  • NAICS Description: SOFT DRINK MANUFACTURING
  • Dollars Obligated: $9,477,697

NAICS Code: 333318

  • NAICS Description: OTHER COMMERCIAL AND SERVICE INDUSTRY MACHINERY MANUFACTURING
  • Dollars Obligated: $7,732,720

NAICS Code: 424490

  • NAICS Description: OTHER GROCERY AND RELATED PRODUCTS MERCHANT WHOLESALERS
  • Dollars Obligated: $5,920,953

NAICS Code: 311514

  • NAICS Description: DRY, CONDENSED, AND EVAPORATED DAIRY PRODUCT MANUFACTURING
  • Dollars Obligated: $3,408,415

NAICS Code: 311611

  • NAICS Description: ANIMAL (EXCEPT POULTRY) SLAUGHTERING
  • Dollars Obligated: $2,679,969

NAICS Code: 326199

  • NAICS Description: ALL OTHER PLASTICS PRODUCT MANUFACTURING
  • Dollars Obligated: $2,675,000

NAICS Code: 311919

  • NAICS Description: OTHER SNACK FOOD MANUFACTURING
  • Dollars Obligated: $1,666,700

NAICS Code: 312112

  • NAICS Description: BOTTLED WATER MANUFACTURING
  • Dollars Obligated: $1,380,642

NAICS Code: 311612

  • NAICS Description: MEAT PROCESSED FROM CARCASSES
  • Dollars Obligated: $1,282,881

NAICS Code: 311615

  • NAICS Description: POULTRY PROCESSING
  • Dollars Obligated: $1,219,700

NAICS Code: 326199

  • NAICS Description: ALL OTHER PLASTICS PRODUCT MANUFACTURING
  • Dollars Obligated: $3,368,160

NAICS Code: 339910

  • NAICS Description: JEWELRY AND SILVERWARE MANUFACTURING 
  • Dollars Obligated: $3,009,427

NAICS Code: 316998

  • NAICS Description: ALL OTHER LEATHER GOOD AND ALLIED PRODUCT MANUFACTURING
  • Dollars Obligated: $2,774,323

NAICS Code: 339113

  • NAICS Description: SURGICAL APPLIANCE AND SUPPLIES MANUFACTURING
  • Dollars Obligated: $1,930,965

Contact Us

DLA Troop Support Subsistence Small Business Office

Additional information and resources can be found on the DLA Small Business website www.dla.mil/smallbusiness.

Toll Free:   800-831-1110

Troop Support Associate Director:   215-737-2321

Subsistence Supply Chain Small Business Professional:   215-737-5911

Email:   DLATroopSupportsbo@dla.mil